Trucking is a tough job. Not only do truckers trade time with their families for weeks on the road, but they also have to deal with rude drivers, construction slowdowns, high gas prices, tight deadlines, and mother nature.

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If there is one weather event that a trucker fears it's high crosswinds. It takes only seconds for a strong wind gust to put that big rig on its side. Then comes that awkward call to dispatch.

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High winds swept through Minnesota recently and had their way with semi-trucks on I-35 just south of the Twin Cities. As you will see in the video below from MN Safety, trucks in the northbound lane started laying down like they were Tonka Trucks. It was surreal to watch these heavy trucks being pushed over with seemingly little effort. It only took about 40 seconds for nine trucks to be laid on their side. (Only six trucks were caught on camera.)

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Reports say the interstate was closed for several hours while crews cleaned things up. Amazingly, there were no reported injuries to people, but those trucks sure did take a beating.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.