Though diesel fuel prices remain at high levels in the U.S., stabilizing this week at an average of $4.142 per gallon across the country, the trucking industry by and large isn’t being too badly affected so far, according to experts.

“From an industry overview standpoint, as of now, we’re not seeing a huge impact like we saw in 2008,” Eric Starks, president of research firm FTR Associates, told Fleet Owner. “In particular, we haven’t seen the huge price spikes we did back a few years ago – the [per gallon price] numbers have gone up very slowly compared to what’s happened to [the price of] gasoline in the U.S. That’s the big thing.”


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