U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - October 4/18 - SNS -- The weekly diesel price provides a proxy for trends in U.S. truck rates, according to the USDA.

Diesel fuel is a significant expense for agriculture commodity movements by truck, accounting for 37% of the estimated variable cost.

    Retail On-Highway Diesel Prices to October 1, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.292     0.038     0.473
       New England        3.305     0.035     0.538
       Central Atlantic   3.447     0.031     0.513
       Lower Atlantic     3.180     0.044     0.432
II     Midwest            3.278     0.060     0.531
III    Gulf Coast         3.079     0.027     0.464
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.367     0.012     0.507
V      West Coast         3.802     0.043     0.693
        less California   3.506     0.033     0.488
       California         4.038     0.052     0.856
Total  U.S.               3.313     0.042     0.521