(WFXR) — On Wednesday, AAA reported that Virginia’s average gas price was at an all-time high of $4.77 per gallon for regular unleaded gas.

The gas prices in Lexington were some of the highest in the region, with one gas station charging $4.67 per gallon for regular unleaded and $5.89 for diesel.

While many motorists are struggling to pay for regular and premium gas, tow truck drivers at Grace Automotive say the prices of diesel are hitting them even harder. This Buena Vista business has two trucks that used to cost about $250 to fill, but now it costs closer to $450.

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Tow truck workers usually don’t know how far they’ll have to travel to assist a driver, but sometimes they have to drive hours away.

The owner of Grace Automotive, Josh Hostetter, says his employees have traveled as far as Richmond, Petersburg, and Fredericksburg.

“Pretty much, we don’t have a specific location where we go. We take it where we need to go,” said Hostetter.

In addition, he says the prices are so high at this point that they’re basically working for free.

“It’s ridiculous. The fuel prices are going up and the prices of tows are staying the same, so you’re really not making anything off of them,” said Hostetter.

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Without knowing when or if prices will drop, their crew is hoping they can stay afloat and continue to give a lift to cars that need it.

“It’s kind of worrisome…before too long, it’s not really going to be worth pulling a car off the parking lot if you can’t afford to put fuel back in your truck,” Hostetter told WFXR News.