Most drivers don’t have to be told that gas prices have gone up dramatically this month, reaching an all-time February high nationally of $3.70 a gallon, according to AAA. But the cost of diesel fuel also has surged, crossing the $4 a gallon mark over the weekend for the first time since June 2011.
Nationally, the price of diesel fuel is up 33 cents a gallon from a year ago at this time. In the Cincinnati area, the increase hasn’t been as dramatic, going from $3.73 a gallon to $3.89.
Dave Duncan, co-owner of JD Dispatch in Middletown, knows the rise in prices has been hard on his truck-driving customers.