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Delivery drivers feeling the rise in gas prices more than others

KSDK -- St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - Some of us more than others are feeling the pinch at the pump, but all of us have seen the increase in gas prices over the past several weeks.

The price of regular unleaded has jumped 20 cents over the past two weeks and up nearly 54 cents over the past nine weeks. The national average is $3.80 a gallon. In St. Louis it's $3.62 a gallon.

The reasons behind the increase, oil prices are up and many refineries are already switching over to summer blends.

All of this is of little comfort to those who drive for a living.

Some drivers track the price of gas everyday and their paycheck is greatly impacted every time we see the price go up a few cents.

"A lot of people are a lot more generous, you know, sometimes," says Imo's driver Jim Garber.

He says some of his


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NedW
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2013 1:07:21 AM

Thank you for submitting this article, angel4me.
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ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 9:54:14 PM

Every one is feeling it.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 8:41:13 PM

It will be passed on to the consumer
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 1:21:46 PM

I am sure it does.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 11:31:10 AM

Bad times for the delivery industry.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 11:30:13 AM

sucks
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 11:26:21 AM

Feel bad for those guys.
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fisherMI
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 11:01:42 AM

It is too bad because then it can be reflected back on the consumer as well in the long run we all loose too
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:57:26 AM

Get comfortable with the situation its not going away anytime soon..
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:55:15 AM

All due to George Soros
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:53:46 AM

common sense
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:52:01 AM

Yup
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:51:24 AM

Professional drivers know fuel is part of the deal.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:49:43 AM

It all gets passed back to the consumer
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:39:53 AM

isn't gas price always added to the bill?
since it's floating you can't reliably estimate the cost of it...
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:37:13 AM

It will get passed on to the consumer.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:36:44 AM

Poor Pizza delivery guys and cab drivers, truck drivers etc.....
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:34:36 AM

I don't doubt it...cab drivers, etc are suffering too.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:32:06 AM

""The reasons behind the increase, oil prices are up and many refineries are already switching over to summer blends.""

Ask the people in the NE and Great Lakes regions if they are ready for 'Summer Blends"??????
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:30:57 AM

Taco on wheels just raised their prices
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:30:38 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:28:39 AM

No problem - some states are looking at raising gas taxes 10-15 cents a gallon. Stupid id as stupid does. You voted for these bimbos now live with the consequences.

[Edited by: rrs517 at 2/25/2013 10:28:54 AM EST]
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this is not good
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Greed and crooks are ruining this world. Speculators are the real terrorists.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:27:49 AM

Me too. Just don't drive if you don't have to, don't eat out and don't buy anything unless absolutely necessary. Any thing left belongs to the government.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:27:32 AM

I feel for them.. They are trying to make a living..
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:26:52 AM

Oh well?
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:26:52 AM

That makes the price of everything go up. INFLATION,a tax on everyone, including the poor.
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This is bad for everyone. At least the Ethanol Free Gas will get us back our lost mpg,
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:26:14 AM

Gas / diesel prices affect everything!
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:25:47 AM

Had been hired for a delivery driver independent job. Have yet to work it because of ridiculous gas prices. Somebody wan to explain why crude is down and gas keeps going up?
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We are all feeling the pain.....
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:25:13 AM

The GasBuddy smartphone app is an essential work tool for these drivers, and they can make use of it safely, before hitting the road.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:24:30 AM

The next shoe to drop will be the rise in food prices attributed to higher transportation costs. Higher gas prices, higher food prices, higher taxes.
Thank-you Mr. Obummer for all your great work as President. NOT!!!
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:24:23 AM

hmmm... Im not a delivery driver and I feel it. BAD.
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I dislike obama and the current policies as much as the next guy but if you focus on him, you miss the big picture. The most evil man in America today is a guy named Schwartz György and he is responsible for most of the problems around today, here and in the rest of the world. Every day he works to deprive you of your individual freedom. He owns politicians, businessmen, reporters and corporations among others. Just by mentioning his name i endanger myself but i am so small he wouldn't bother with me. Articles critical of him disappear from the internet while he pays people to troll the comment sections. (I understand it is 56 cents per comment) I know it sounds crazy and i certainly do not blame you for not believing it, sometimes i don't believe such evil could exist. Check out every leftist movement in America and you will find a link to him. He is kind of like Keyser Söze except he is real.

[Edited by: treehood at 2/25/2013 10:25:40 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:23:10 AM

Moving companies charge a fuel surcharge to cover the spikes in fuel prices across the country. Otherwise they couldnt do business. Other delivery companies will be forced to do this or go out of business. Some people will not tip delivery folks so it must be a formal charge.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:22:36 AM

No one cost has a broader effect across our entire economy than fuel. It impacts everything we use.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:22:33 AM

They actually have to pay attention to this, while the rest of us just go blithely on...
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:21:41 AM

I feel for them, and everyone else when it continues to "trickle down" with prices.
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At least we have GasBuddy to help us find the best price. THANKS GB!!!
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My grocery bill will be effected once again - when will the madness end?
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If this government can bail out "Green Energy", why can't they help the diesel industry.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:20:52 AM

I definitely track the price of gas, along with everyone else on this site. I have cut back on my driving when gas goes up, that's for sure. Not everyone has the luxury of being able to do that. Carpool, anyone?
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:19:55 AM

High fuel prices affects everything we buy because of the increased delivery charges.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:19:15 AM

Me too.
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EVERYBODY is feeling the rise in gas prices.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:18:03 AM

It costs me at least a hundred dollars more per month now than it did in December.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:16:56 AM

For instance, every penny rise in the cost of gas adds an additional $8 million/year to the cost of delivery for the Postal Service. That's one reason the Postal Service is actively pursuing alternative fuels for it's delivery vehicles where it makes sense to do so.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 10:16:03 AM

I for one have been tracking gas prices every day since April 17,2008. The recent increases at the pump and the threats by several state governments to increase the tax on gasoline is completely unjustified.
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Give thanks to Obama regime because this is what they wanted to happen!!!!
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