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Price of diesel drives truckers to conserve

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The soaring price of diesel fuel has made for tough times in the trucking industry.

While the price of unleaded gas in Duluth has climbed 20 percent over the past year, the local cost of diesel has outpaced it, rising more than 60 percent during the same time -- from an average price of $2.89 per gallon last year to $4.68 today, according to AAA.

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