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State Cracks Down on Truckers Using Wrong Fuel

Montgomery, Al. (WSFA) — They’re part of the delivery system that makes the world go round. Trucks pack the interstates, bringing goods and commerce across the country, but the high cost of diesel leaves drivers frustrated.

Truckers like Pennsylvania resident Bob Wargo have their companies picking up the tab, but for smaller businesses, the prices can be devastating.

“They close themselves up, and they sell their trucks. Even a couple big businesses closed up,” Wargo explained.

So how do you beat the high prices?

A few truckers switch the expensive stuff with off-road diesel — a cheaper fuel for farms and equipment. The problem is that illegal users are dodging state and Federal fuel taxes — money collected to maintain highways. More from WSFA

Mandatory checkpoints in Alabama are in force to see if off-road diesel is being used in the fuel tanks of trucks. Rather than face a possible $1,000 fine, my suggestion is don’t do it — and certainly don’t buy fuel from some guy in a truck stop parking lot (see previous post…..)


June 2, 2008 - Posted by | trucking | , ,

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