It’s a problem many have been hearing about for months now: the high price of gas. But what many who aren’t in the industry might not realize is how the skyrocketing cost of diesel fuel, in particular, is hurting truckers.
While the Energy Information Administration said gas prices are down by one penny in the last week, that’s not giving any relief to drivers, who say some companies are being forced to lay off employees.
Truckers just will have to learn to code.ReplyDelete
I coded back in the 80's for less than I make driving precious cargo - the least paid trucking job today.Delete
and while we are at it, from now on, to make your truck work, you are forced to add watered down cow piss to your diesel, meanwhile Greta, how dare you, and her ilk are demanding we kill off all the cows because "cow fart climate change BULLSHIT" you couldn't get a room full of monkeys to come up with a script like this if you tried.ReplyDelete
When I parked my Kenworth in '88 I believe I was paying around $1.65 for diesel. I can't imagine paying what it's going for these days.ReplyDelete
My late brother parked his 2002 Freightliner in about 2008. The odometer reads about 680K. My other brother got it in the will, but he has decided to sell it.Delete
When it was on the road, there weren't many trucks that could keep up with him. It had a 60 series Detroit motor putting out 575 HP. He was an independent so there were no limiters or governors on his engine.
Idiot left complain about bad ol truckers, complain about fossil fuel consumption and have no fucking clue how they get shit. They really are a brain dead bunch of scum.ReplyDelete
Headed out on vacation after three years of not having one, can't afford to take my 2500 HD Diesel. Although I need it, because of the cost of Diesel, I can't. Way too expensive! FJB you sombitch.ReplyDelete
In an industry that was short 120,000 drivers only weeks ago, this is one more problem Joe has solved!ReplyDelete
I'm calling bullshit. It's recaptured in the "fuel surcharge", unless you allowed yourself to get into a contract without one. Team driving might get them more bang for the buck of fuel, but "Laying off drivers to improve profits" is not a logical answer. Fuel surcharges have been around on grain & concrete since 2008 in the 2-4% range. Today they are 18-20%. My hay delivery guy added $5 a ton which is still only 2.5%ReplyDelete
I'd rather pay $6 for as much as you need, than to pay $3 with a limit of 5 gallons.
God Bless capitalism & FJB.
Seven deadly words: Diesel prices are home heating oil prices.ReplyDelete
the problem is that everything in this country moves by truck-diesel. so, the price of everything in going to show that relationship. and now they installing all those new diesel powered charging stations for electric cars they love so much, this will just get worse.ReplyDelete
what is that Un plan where we all live in cities and the countryside is a park or something ?
what isn't stupid beyond belief is just evil in the clowns running this country into the ground.
From the same people who brought you Earth First! -Delete
It was called Agenda 21. I don't know what they're calling it now.Delete