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Soaring diesel prices take toll on Iowa businesses

KCCI -- DES MOINES, Iowa —
Diesel prices are soaring throughout central Iowa, and it's taking a tool on those whose livelihoods and businesses depend on transportation.

Motorists in central Iowa are paying close to $4.25 per gallon at some stations. It is why everyone, from trucking company managers to grocery store operators, are desperately trying to save gas.

"Honestly, we don’t foresee the fuel costs going down," said Brown Logistics Operations Manager John Henricksen. "It dramatically increases all of our costs."

The Grimes-based transportation management company operates a large fleet of vans, trucks and tractor-trailers, and Henricksen said the sky-rocketing fuel prices are taking a toll.

"(We consume) probably about a half-million gallons a month,"Henricksen said.


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 3:59:46 AM

Kar: not just that, but it's killing the economy too. We all pay for high diesel in some form or another.
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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 5:40:18 PM

And driving the trucking independents out of business.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 7:20:58 AM

no reason for diesel to be so high.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 7:10:41 AM

Iowa only? How about everywhere?
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qwerty17
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 9:42:41 AM

yuk. bad situation for all.
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tomok
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 2:05:36 AM

Soaring diesel prices take toll on Iowa businesses and it's Not good for any business with higher business expenses.
Fred's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the jobs are Not here. Fred's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continue to be down – no matter how smoooooth talking Fred spins those numbers! People will still drive and buy fuel no matter what but it sure helps to have a job too!
The US ‘oil and natural gas resources’ belong to the citizens of this country and are to be used by those same citizens! Speculators, manipulators and the banks continue to unfairly and unjustly make the driving public pay higher prices at the pump for their personal greedy benefit.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:41:58 PM

Locally diesel has spiked from 3.87 to 4.15. Lowest price is at 3.99.

No good reason for the spike.

That is not new. The casino (market) does what it wants without reason.
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bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:31:35 PM

Talk to your legislators.
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BLWong
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:30:12 PM

Geee I remember way back when diesel was cheaper than gas
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dcjauburn
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:26:58 PM

time to trade in your vehicles for ones that use CNG or Electricity.
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CPGas1815
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:26:51 PM

Do not think for a New York second the high price of diesel is influencing the price of gasoline. It is also increased costs for groceries as well.
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N4PIP
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:25:51 PM

Ever hear of the railroad? Trucks aren't the only way to move freight.
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Bubba44612
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:17:40 PM

Diesel prices are screwing all of us.
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southrob
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:17:17 PM

dhan to help the economy
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jkpsr
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:15:52 PM

Converting all these diesel trucks to using Liquefied Natural gas.
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:10:38 PM

Another reason why just drilling for more oil is not the answer. Note that refineries are having trouble keeping up with the demand. So it is the scarcity caused by lack of refinery capacity that seems to be the issue.
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abcdMA
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:06:34 PM

diesel goes up, prices go up, disposable income goes down, economy grinds to a halt, recessions starts again
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:05:35 PM

Price of goods - going up!
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Barfood
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:03:58 PM

This might help with farmers doing more sustainable farming without the cheap energy source that was available in the past.
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wayoung56
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:03:45 PM

Sounds like NoBama is telling the oil companies to drop gas prices so they raise diesel prices to keep their profit margins high...
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:03:08 PM

no kidding
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:02:55 PM

really!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 9:00:03 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:59:36 PM

This will cause the price of everything to go up. Diesel trucks that deliver products will have to pass the cost on.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:57:18 PM

"(We consume) probably about a half-million gallons a month,"Henricksen said.
We need our truckers but we can't control the high price of diesel.
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Blue48
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:56:34 PM

NOT GOOD NEWS!
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:53:08 PM

Can't wait for another 4 years of this.
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bvrbill
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:49:58 PM

Diesel prices need to come down.

Our economy will not recover so long as diesel prices remain high.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:49:08 PM

Fuel is just killing tha amercan people. I owuld like to see alot of people conserve. I walked to my granddaughters school today, and I find a line of at least 20 cars waiting to pick up their kids from school, and all of them keep their engines running, both gas and deisel. Just think of all the fuel wasted on the national basis that is wasted. Then I have a neighbor who runs his deisel to warm up his truck sometimes for 30 minutes to a hour. I can go on and on, but these people need to be trained to conserve at times. This is just plain wasting.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:47:46 PM

remember, alot of the food u eat comes via diesel 18 wheelers and trains. unfortunately they dont include food costs in the inflation fake number most msm report. example: here in pa, onions are up 81% lettuce up 37%. was lucky grew my own this summer, now will have to bite the bullet.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:46:24 PM

inflation coming
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:43:14 PM

passed on to the end consumers
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BeanoLI
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:40:38 PM

How's that change and hope working now, huh ?
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:39:16 PM

these high diesel prices will be passed on to consumers
thru higher retail prices
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:37:43 PM

and anyone who buys gas
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:34:17 PM

And farmers!
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:34:08 PM

Gas won't be far behind
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Welcome to Obamastan.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:27:35 PM

We will all be paying for this.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:26:28 PM

Yikes!
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karlet
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:26:20 PM

This is insane. Every product we buy ships by way of diesel vehicals.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:25:18 PM

You said it CarSalesmanPA, Thank your lucky stars for high gas prices. Unemployment did drop from 8.1% to 7.8%, but thats only cause California did Not get there unemployment in in time so unemployment could get under the 8% were No president ever got re-elected when over 8%. Only 23 Million people out of work! An thats just Legal American citizens. Not counting illegals.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:25:13 PM

stop exporting it!!!!!!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:23:33 PM

We all need to be worried. Everything in this country is shipped using diesel from rail to semi's. Semi's get around 8 mpg if the load is light. The cost is passed on to the consumer for everything.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:22:14 PM

Pump prices need to drop a lot!!!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:20:54 PM

these prices have got to go down
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SparkieMi
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:20:25 PM

Pump prices need to drop a lot!!!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:18:13 PM

According to Obama at his last debate, low fuel prices are a sign of a weak economy. We should apparently enjoy rising fuel prices and the increased shipping & food prices that go along with it.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:15:46 PM

We need prices to drop
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:15:35 PM

a nobama led economy fill his pockets while draining yours and hear his sorry excuses in the process
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