Diesel Prices Forcing Loggers to Cease Operations
Sterling, VA, June 27, 2022-Record-breaking diesel fuel prices are forcing some logging and trucking operations to shut down, reports the Decorative Hardwoods Association.
“Fuel was once 25% of the operational cost of running a truck. Now, that has increased to more than 60%. ‘When it costs $1,118 to fill up a logging truck, plus the other expenses to operate, there is not a profit at the end of the day.’"