Semi trucks need a huge amount of torque to move their 80,000 lb+ loads. Being able to move these loads across the country, up mountains and off-road in fields requires a lot of force. Many times, the torque needed is more than what the trucks engine can put out on its own. This is why most trucks come equipped with turbochargers.
Back in June 2022, President Joe Biden urged Congress and state leaders to temporarily suspend the gas tax as prices rose. However, experts and critics warned of the possible disadvantages.
It's no secret that the rising fuel cost has caused an intense strain on the trucking industry. With the national average of diesel being $5.71/gal and rising at the time of this post, the cost of everything has been deeply affected. Many carriers are left making deep cuts wherever they can while waiting for rates to catch up to rising costs.
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