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Diesel Fuel Prices - What is everyone doing?

Diesel Fuel in most parts of the USA is now about $4 a gallon.


Or, a slight premium over the price of gasoline at around $3.70 a gallon.

What is it doing to our community?

Did you change your driving / usage?

Will you be considering a trade to something smaller? A gasser?

What about alternative fuels? Propane? Bio?

What is everyone doing?

I cut back sharply on the number of miles driven --- and it is still a pretty big bite out of the wallet.
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I already have an economic Toyota Corolla for my daily driver. I do not use my truck as much as in the past. Fuel is $4.35+ here and gas is $4.09+. I am getting ready to take a trip to San Diego next week, by car.



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I spent almost 600$ in diesel this time home. Now that summer is here I will break out the bike. A 220 mile trip to work cost me 23$ instead 75$. Thats 40mpg vs 15mpg.

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Here in the desert north or Los Angeles, diesel is running $4.399-$4.899, 87 octane is $4.059+. It's hurting my personal finances, and killed off my business. Since fuel went back over $3.00/gallon I've watched my business disappear for the second time in 5 years. My income relies upon people having a little extra money and wanting to play with their toys. The majority of my customers had a couple hundred dollars a month cushion, but that is gone with fuel as high as it is.

I've decided that if I can't beat them, I'm gonna join them. I'm looking for work in the petroleum industry as I write this.

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Ford Motor Co. will idle a heavy-duty truck assembly plant next week amid softening consumer demand for full-size pickup trucks and a move by the company to conserve components following the March 11 earthquake in Japan.

The auto maker's Kentucky Truck Plant, located in Louisville, Ky., will close for five days starting Monday, Ford sales analyst George Pipas said. The plant produces such vehicles as the F-250 Super Duty pickup truck, Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition. The plant operates two shifts and employs a total of more than 4,000 workers.

In addition to the Kentucky plant, Ford said it is also idling its Flat Rock, Mich., plant for one week starting Monday. That shutdown is in response to building Mustang inventories. The auto maker had more than 116-days worth of supply at the end of March, far above the 60- to 80-day supply it traditionally keeps.

Wonder if Ford 6.7 inventories are building ?
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Its about $4 per gallon at the end of my street. If I look around I can find it cheaper. The price of fuel is steep, but the truck is my primary transportation. I do what I got to do! Fortunately, I can take public transportation to work. I am planning a trip to Ohio, Arkansas and then Florida. I am going to have to plan carefully and figure out what it might cost me. Normally it would be no big deal. Just hoping the price of fuel holds for awhile.

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Originally Posted by Gearloose1 View Post

Wonder if Ford 6.7 inventories are building ?
If the don't drop the price, then F them, they can keep there overpriced truck.

I don't want to have to put water and cat piss in my exhaust system anyway.

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Originally Posted by Plufis View Post
If the don't drop the price, then F them, they can keep there overpriced truck.

I don't want to have to put water and cat piss in my exhaust system anyway.

From the deepest bowels of gossip mills I track, incentives are within 30 days of coming out on full sized trucks.

The order book is holding in March because of fleet orders, but the view looking out is not good.

Oh, you have an alternative to cat pee.... just buy a few cases of 24s.

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i drive my altima everyday and have done since 05, i use my truck for truck duties and for my creative outlet and plan on keeping it for along time i have already owned it for 10 years and i plan on 10 more my cummins is doing pretty good on fuel, about 70 miles to a 1/8 of a tank, i saw this coming as the economy recovers it was a matter of time till we got back to 06/07 fuel prices... i dont feel bad for those that just spent huge money on a 2011 diesel ,this summer when fuel hits even higher the dealers will be giving huge incentives to buy just like in 08...

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I'm not doing anything different! Fuel prices are what they are and there ain't a damn thing we can do about it! If you bought an 8000lb truck as a daily driver and then can't afford it, well then you need to take a good hard look and decide if you really need that truck or just want it to be cool and "blow smoke!" These types of threads are really pointless!

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