Climbing Diesel Prices Could Increase Car Transportation Prices
Spring has brought an increase in diesel prices nationwide, which may impact the car transportation prices you pay at delivery.
It’s not surprising that diesel costs can have an impact on the cost to ship a car. Auto transporters, after all, drive large diesel trucks designed to haul cars.
Diesel costs have jumped six cents over the past two weeks, up to points not seen since February.
This could have a large impact on your car transportation prices.
How higher diesel costs affect car transportation prices
The biggest issue is that most auto transport trucks simply get horrible fuel mileage.
8-12 miles to the gallon of diesel isn’t much, and when a carrier drives roughly 400 miles per day, they end up using a lot of fuel. And the more they have to use, the more expensive their trek becomes .The more it costs them to move the cars, the more it costs you to ship yours.
Diesel prices are different across the country. California has the highest diesel prices, at roughly $3.70 a gallon at their highest. Conversely, the Gulf Coast region has prices sitting around $2.85, among the country’s lowest.
On the whole, you should only see modest price increases. But they could happen, especially on routes through the western U.S. and New England, the two regions with the highest fuel prices right now.
Make sure to speak to an agent for more on how diesel prices affect your car shipping costs and services.
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