By Michael G. Malloy, Staff Reporter This story appears in the May 25 print edition of Transport Topics. Diesel’s national average price rose for the fifth straight week, climbing 2.6 cents to $2.904 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported May 18. Gasoline also rose for a fifth week, gaining 5.3 cents to $2.744, DOE said after its weekly survey of filling stations. The motor fuel was at its highest level since Dec. 1 but is still selling at 92.1 cents below year-ago levels.
Current diesel prices that are below historical averages “are offering significant relief to many carriers’ budgets, but we’re advising them not to take their eye off the ball"