Bulldog Truck Sales, Atlanta, GA
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Bulldog Truck & Equipment Sales is a BBB Accredited Truck Dealer in Cumming, GA
Bulldog Truck Sales, Atlanta, GA
678-212-1302 678-212-1302
Bulldog Truck & Equipment Sales is a BBB Accredited Truck Dealer in Cumming, GA

Diesel Fuel Projections

According to the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA), a new government forecast is calling for double-digit gains in diesel prices next year, while gasoline is expected increase by only half as much. The Energy Department’s latest monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook calls for trucking’s main fuel to average $2.71 per gallon in 2017, a 15.1% hike from this year’s forecast average of $2.36 per gallon.

If this happens it would return diesel to the average level seen in 2015. However, that’s still far less than the $3.83 per gallon average in 2014 reached before fuel prices dropped due to falling crude oil prices stemming from overproduction and decreased worldwide demand.

Bulldog Truck Sales (http://bulldogtrucksales.com) offers semi truck leasing at affordable prices with attractive, short-term leases. We are the home of flexible financing and our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help you get into a lease that will help you succeed as an owner operator.

Driver Shortage

The driver shortage that has been a constant issue within the industry is expected to continue to worsen during 2016 as well as for the foreseeable future. The two primary reasons for this shortage — retiring personnel and growth within the trucking industry — are not expected to abate soon. According to the ATA, a deficit of 48,000 drivers is expect as 2017 approaches. If the current trend continues, the organization predicts that the shortage will surge to almost 175,000 by 2024.

While retiring truck drivers — the average age of a truck driver is 49 — are the factor behind nearly 45 percent of all new hires, Bill Graves, ATA President and CEO, noted this shortage is also related to the quality of applicants not being up to par with minimum industry standards.

Bulldog Truck Sales ( http://bulldogtrucksales.com ) offers semi truck leasing at affordable prices with attractive, short-term leases. We are the home of flexible financing and our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help you get into a lease that will help you succeed as an owner operator.