$5 Gasoline Is Already Here In Some Parts Of The U.S.


ReverendDraco's picture

As the saying goes. . . If you bought it, a truck brought it.

Everything is carried by truck at some point, unless you buy produce at a roadside vendor - and even then, it may have been carried from the field in a truck.

I work for a company that chops and pits or bags silage (cattle feed). . . I checked the fuel used by one harvester yesterday - and determined that the machine uses about $1,000-$1,100 of fuel a day. The company has 4 of these machines, plus a few older ones that are smaller and therefore use less fuel. I figure between $36,000-$40,000 a week (6 day work week) in fuel, just for the harvesters. Add in the fuel for 4-5 baggers (the machines which pack the feed into bags), 3 pit tractors (for pushing/packing feed in a pit), and approx. 30 trucks. . .

I constantly wonder how they're able to stay in business. . . I'm glad, but I still wonder.