Truck Drivers Furious About Diesel Fuel Prices

By: Bryan Anderson Email
By: Bryan Anderson Email

Marianna- Chipola College student Jaren Bannerman paid $3.75 for a gallon of regular unleaded gas Wednesday at a Tom Thumb gas station in Marianna.

"It's just getting expensive. I couldn't even fill up my tank today, I only got twenty-five (dollars)," said Bannerman.

It was worse news for drivers at a station just down the road. They were paying $3.94 per gallon (ethanol-free).

But if you think that's bad, it's nothing compared to what diesel fuel is going for right now.

A gallon of diesel cost drivers $4.25 Wednesday at the TA station outside Marianna city limits near I-10.

Truck driver Joe Burroughs was just one of many drivers News Channel 7 spoke with who's furious to see gas prices keep rising.

"It's killing us, every driver out here. The average truck gets between four to five and a half miles to the gallon. At four dollars and twenty-five cents a gallon, you're averaging about a dollar a mile," said Burroughs.

Elroy Baptiste said it's getting to the point where his company is cutting back on routes. He said he fears his paycheck could be next.

"It's slow because of the gas prices, we don't have any freights to deliver because of these gas prices, people are losing jobs because of these gas prices," said Baptiste.

Most of the drivers said they thought diesel would reach the $6 mark by summer. Regular unleaded is rumored to be around $5 per gallon.

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  • by Delmus on Mar 16, 2012 at 02:01 PM
    The truckers no how to solve the problem just park them for about a week and the prices will fall for fuel
  • by Emily Location: Esto on Mar 15, 2012 at 05:07 PM
    Well get mad, you can get glad in your same pants. Whining about it does little to help. If it gets up to 5 dollars a gallon, you'll have to pay it or park your truck.We have a suck hog gas guzzler, we go to town only if it's absolutely necessary.
  • by Sandra Location: Panama city Florida on Mar 15, 2012 at 09:19 AM
    Going to be alot more scooters and motorcycles on the road.Bay town trolleys are going to be very crowded and i wouldnt be shocked if their fares increased .I have had switch to a scooter.Cant even afford the gas for a small car.I travel about 50 miles a day.I dont see an end in sight and its going to get worse.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2012 at 05:05 PM
    Everyone should be, the HNIC is responsible for this mess. Hasn't done a thing but cancel all projects that would have helped this nation and give them to our enemies.
  • by Goto Location: Altha on Mar 14, 2012 at 04:52 PM
    Well the people of the U.S.A. We wouldn't have this problem if the took our crudeoil off the world market...What is the u.s. comming to ? the rich get richer, and the poor, get poorer....Its a sad sad, situation.... But you have to love our goverment..... " NOT "
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      by Clancy on Mar 15, 2012 at 04:58 PM in reply to Goto
      The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Well this is fore told in the Bible, it's not a surprise.
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