Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
February 11, 2003
Albany-- Individuals are not alone in suffering higher gas prices. Most businesses are feeling the pain, too. Of course those businesses pass their higher fuel prices onto you when you buy their products.
Jeff Bruce gets ready to make another stop for the Albany Beverage Company. Bruce and his partner Nathan Lauck keep their truck on the run, delivering Anheuser Busch Products to stores in a 70 mile radius of Albany. Fuel prices are becoming a concern.
Managing Partner Joe Carroll said, "We see it starting to climb back up, and we feel it on the bottom line. No doubt about it."
Albany Beverage Company has 18 tractor trailer trucks on the road five days a week. They also have 10 vans making sale runs. They drive over 45,000 miles every month with their fleet.
So the spiraling price of gas and diesel fuel has a big impact on their bottom line. Carroll said "It's a regular cost that we have. Unfortunately, it changes pretty regularly, and usually in the wrong direction."
The deliveries have to be made, and the fuel for trucks is just part of business.
Albany Beverage says so far they can handle the cost increase, without cut backs or price hikes. "So we don't see that we would cut back service even as the prices continue to go up."
Gasoline drives business in South Georgia. As the price of a gallon continues to grow, it could be felt in every purchase you make.
Joe Carroll says the price they paid for a gallon of fuel has gone up 100% over the cost they paid one year ago.