Diesel Fuel Prices Could Affect Consumers

By: Josie Connell
By: Josie Connell

Diesel fuel prices continue to rise, and truckers warn consumers will have to absorb the costs.

Randy Crandell, President of Crandell Brothers Trucking Company in Charlotte, buys 10,000 gallons of diesel a week, costing about $2200.

"These prices are going to be passed on to the consumer. There's no way that companies like ours can absorb them," said Crandell.

Alexix Millisor, Operations Director for Don's Windmill Truckstop, added, "Every consumer's going to see it because as the cost of fuel goes up, everything goes up. Everything comes to the stores on a truck."

As of Monday night, the average cost of diesel fuel in Michigan was $2.43. It was $1.81 a year ago.

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