One driver says truckers are ‘barely making ends meet’ as diesel fuel shortages deepen
Truck drivers told Fox News they are struggling to make money as diesel prices rise amid growing shortages.
“You don’t really make as much money as you used to,” Chris says. Truck driver from Las Vegas, — told Fox News. “You can barely make it now.
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“The only people who will survive are the big companies,” he continued. “The smaller ones won’t survive.”
As of October 14, the U.S. had only 25 days of reserve diesel fuel, the lowest since 2008, the Energy Information Administration said this week. National Economic Council director Brian Deese told Bloomberg television that depleted reserves are “unacceptably low” and that “every option is being considered” to remedy the situation.
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“Now we are literally working for pennies, and no one can say anything,” said Kosma, the owner of his own trucking company. “I don’t think anyone is looking after us.”
A gallon of diesel on the West Coast on October 31 cost an average of $5.81, up $1.49 from a year earlier. according to the EIA.
“They can lower the price,” Chris said. “They can free up oil reserves.”
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Isabelle McDonnell contributed to this report
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