Hedge out on the highway

Gasoline and diesel prices in the US are significantly higher than last summer,and road hauliers, which use huge amounts of fuel, say the knock-on effects aredamaging their productivity.

The trucking industry is extremely sensitive to the price of motor fuel, saysthe American Trucking Association (ATA), a body representing more than 37,000trucking companies. According to figures complied by the ATA, fuel accounts forbetween 10% and 30% of a trucking firm’s operating expenses, an expensesecon