Gas prices take toll on truckers - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Gas prices take toll on truckers


OUTSIDE MERRILL (WAOW) - Gas prices are making a direct hit on the wallets of drivers.. especially those who make a living on the road. reports prices have soared 40 cents a gallon in the last three weeks.

It goes higher for over-the-road truckers who fill up those tanks with diesel.

At a station just outside Merrill diesel costs nearly four dollars a gallon.

One trucker fears the high costs could affect his job.

Dick Roberts/Trucker for 40 Years: "Well, it's making things a lot tougher, I tell you. When you start paying three and a half to four dollars a gallon for fuel and you got a truck that only gets six miles to the gallon, I mean it's making it tough on a company. A little company like this, how long they going to stay in business?"

Roberts has been a trucker for four decades and said diesel prices right now are the most expensive he's ever seen.


Powered by Frankly