High gas prices hurt. But here’s how diesel prices are slamming your wallet in hidden ways

Trucks wait in line to take cargo to a pier in the Port of Long Beach April 8, 2014, in Long Beach. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

LOS ANGELES — If you’re wondering what’s swelling the price of everything you buy, the cost of a gallon of diesel is a good place to start.