U.S. Diesel Fuel Cost Survey



WASHINGTON - December 6/18 - 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 December 3, 2018
                        (US$/gallon)
                                   Change    Change
Region Location           Price   Week ago  Year ago
I      East Coast         3.229    -0.048     0.325
       New England        3.310    -0.034     0.413
       Central Atlantic   3.394    -0.053     0.332
       Lower Atlantic     3.098    -0.047     0.304
II     Midwest            3.117    -0.068     0.240
III    Gulf Coast         2.989    -0.046     0.276
IV     Rocky Mountain     3.291    -0.048     0.272
V      West Coast         3.694    -0.045     0.321
        less California   3.406    -0.049     0.300
        California        3.922    -0.042     0.337
Total  U.S.               3.207    -0.054     0.285