The problem with the auto shipping industry is that every auto transport carrier is reliant on diesel fuel to power their vehicles. IT makes them go, and they can’t work without it. Diesel prices are a constant thorn in the side of auto transporters, and with diesel prices reaching more than $4.00/gallon in many parts of the country it’s getting even more difficult to afford to keep their trucks fueled and running without upping prices on the routes they travel. If diesel prices remain high, chances are auto shipping prices will increase as well, and indeed some routes have already jumped in price. Keep that in mind if you’re searching for auto transport quotes, as this most recent state of flux that the industry is in might make your quotes change sooner than you expected.