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Cost of diesel a blow to Havre family


The elevated cost of diesel fuel has left a Havre family strugging.

Doug Warp, who has been an independent trucker for 14 years, said spiked fuel prices have nearly put him out of business. Unlike truckers who work for large fleets, Warp is responsible for maintaining his own truck and purchasing his own fuel.

When the price of diesel jumped 70 cents a gallon in the first part of March, Warp was barely able to continue to operate, he said.

"When your truck uses 750 to 800 gallons a week, that adds up pretty quick," he said. "And all of that is coming out of my pocket."

When fuel was $1.25 a...

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