Unpaid fuel surcharges drive truckers to action

Arkansas Democrat Gazette

David Long hauls mostly fresh produce and frozen chickens in his 2008 Peterbilt truck.

When the price of diesel fuel goes up, shipping companies that hire truckers like Long tack on a fuel surcharges to their bill to recoup the cost to transport goods.

Diesel fuel on Friday set an all time national high at $ 4. 79 per gallon, according to AAA fuel gauge report data. Diesel in Arkansas at $ 4. 70 per gallon, has jumped $ 1. 22 in the past year.

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