Diesel supplies have been falling well short of demand in Nebraska and other parts of the upper Midwest.
President Dick Salem of Lincoln Trucking Lightning said he went through "three big-time shortages in the `70s, and it was never like this."
One of the two fuel terminals south of Lincoln hasn't had diesel fuel for at least a month. When a supply comes in to the other, it runs out in a couple of hours.
On Wednesday, for example, neither terminal had any diesel.
Spokesman Bruce Heine for Magellan Midstream Partners, which
owns one of the terminals, blames the shortage on a combination of
factors. Among them are harvest demands throughout the region and
oil field demand in western North Dakota.