BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The truck drivers who had to pay for their gas were also shocked. Some of them say they are spending hundreds of times more than they were just a month ago.
That’s gas prices on the second week above $4 in Maryland.
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“I’ve never seen that,” said Rodney Bradley of Silver Trucking. “This is the worst.”
Diesel price more than $5.
“It was tough,” Bradley said. “It is really difficult here. Now it’s just too much.”
Truck owners say prices are getting out of control.
“I spend $500 a day and it’s not a full jar,” says Bradley.
That’s even harder for truckers who are in business for themselves.
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“We’re just getting through COVID or trying to get back to normal and gas prices go up,” said Michael Davidson of Davidson Logistics. “So it was just a one-two punch, I guess. It really hurts.”
Michael Davidson just started trucking business 3 months ago. He is from Florida.
“When you pay truck payments, insurance payments, trailer payments,” Davidson said. “It was really hard to make any money after that.”
He said the price is making him consider making shorter business trips.
“It’s hard to make a living paying this much for gas,” Davidson said. “Your profits are now going into the pool.”
The truck owners WJZ spoke to were hoping prices would drop soon.
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“It will be hard for anyone to get out if the price keeps going up,” said Bradley. “People will have to park their trucks and move on to the next job.”
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/03/14/some-truckers-profits-go-straight-into-fuel-tank-as-gas-prices-continue-to-climb/ Profits of some truck companies go straight to fuel tanks as gas prices continue to climb – CBS Baltimore