What is it?
The weekly retail average diesel price as calculated by the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy. It is referred to as the DOE price.
Who is interested?
Everyone in the trucking sector because it is the basis for fuel surcharges.
What does it tell me?
It is a straightforward number in dollars per gallon. It comes out Monday afternoons after 5 p.m. Eastern time. There are several regional breakdowns of this number.