"My truck is how we haul horses across the United States and that's the way we make a living. We've been gone for a week and it was not cheap at all to fill up the truck," continued Bonnor.
Many drivers are cutting out vacations and doing as little driving as possible. Bonnor said when she sees $3.69 at the pump it means she has to make every trip count. "Our vacations become where our customers need us to go. Wherever we show horses, we find a way for it to be a vacation too," explained Bonnor.
Other people said gas prices are cutting into more than their vacations. One driver Janice Nichols said, gas is becoming an extra bill and she's having to adjust her budget accordingly. "We've had to cut back on our satellite just to be able to afford putting gas in four vehicles and we just put in as little gas as possible," continued Nichols.
According to AAA, the average price of gas in Alabama is up forty cents for the month and twenty-two cents in the last week.