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Rising fuel prices drive up airline, shipping costs

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 29, 2021 10:05 AM CT | Published: March 27, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Truck drivers fill their tanks on Thursday, March 25, in West Memphis. Rising gas prices have affected transportation, shipping and logistics companies.</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Truck drivers fill their tanks on Thursday, March 25, in West Memphis. Rising gas prices have affected transportation, shipping and logistics companies. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Increases aren’t just a pain in the neck for motorists. They present challenges for transportation, shipping and logistics businesses in and around Memphis. 

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Blake Fontenay

Blake Fontenay

Blake Fontenay’s 27-year journalism career has taken him to many newspapers in four states. However, he had never returned to work in any of the other cities where he had been before until the opportunity to report for the Daily Memphian presented itself. He covers business for the Daily Memphian.


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