Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
March 10, 2008
Albany -- Trucking companies and independent drivers are getting hit hard by the prices at the pump. "It does effect us a little bit because they are a little more particular with how they route us, and how we fuel," said company truck driver, Tony Marshall.
"If you spend more on fuel it takes away from your bottom end. You just have to gauge how much you put in the tank. If you put more in the tank, you go home with less," said independent driver, Greg Rivers.
And fuel expenses take a big chunk from independent drivers' salaries. "Well with the way prices are now, maybe its about six or seven hundred dollars to actually fill up. But I don't fill up. I just put enough in to get me to where I am trying to go," said Rivers.
"Yeah its going to hurt us, but eventually you go to Wal-Mart or where ever you go shopping, you are going to end up paying for it in the long run," said Marshall.
Though everyone is concerned with the price of gas; it's the cost of diesel that is driving up the prices at the grocery store. "The trucking companies are going to have to charge more for the cost of the transport. And it's all going to trickle down to the consumer in the end," said Marshall.
"With the price of gas and the price of diesel, its taking a whole lot out of the household. Since I own my own truck, if I think its getting too hard; I will just do something else," said Rivers.
And though gas prices may have you cutting back, they could eventually cost these drivers their jobs. The national average for a gallon of diesel is up a dollar and three cents from a year ago.