Diesel prices increase worry Rapid City truckers - KOTA Territory News

Diesel prices increase worry Rapid City truckers

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Not only has the price for unleaded gasoline gone up in the past week, the cost for diesel has also increased, and that's affecting local trucking companies and their drivers.

The average price for diesel is up twelve cents from last week and nearing the $4 mark.

The increase has local trucking companies concerned that their operating costs will skyrocket,  making it harder for drivers to operate with a full tank of gas.

"For the 48 state area that we run in has increased diesel Prices anywhere between 3 to 12 cents a gallon. So it affects the bottom line, which can affect our customers and the economy and everything else, " said Glenn Rost, of Quality Transportation.

"It's very inconvenient. Because then we don't make anything to make the payments on the truck. They don't figure in how much it's going to cost us," said Kess Domogella, a truck driver stopped in Rapid City.

Diesel prices for the Rocky Mountain region are up two percent from one year ago.

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