Weekly data, not seasonally adjusted
Diesel prices are an important cost component of freight trucking transportation. Changes in diesel prices impact the behavior of producers and consumers, modal mix, and ultimately the overall demand for transportation. Changes in diesel prices affect the profit margins of motor carriers, particularly trucking firms.
|Retail On-Highway Diesel Prices (Average All Types)||5-Dec-11||12-Dec-11|
|Retail on-highway diesel prices (Current dollars per gallon, including all taxes)||3.93||3.89|
|Percent change from previous week||-0.8||-0.9|
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Weekly On-Highway Diesel Prices, available at http://eia.doe.gov/ as of December 2011.