- Summer travel for millions of Americans could be interrupted by gas shortages
- Some states have already reported outages, including Florida, Arizona, Missouri and Nevada; Florida’s shortages were reported during Spring Break
- The National Tank Truck Carriers said between 20% to 25% of tank trucks have been parked because there aren’t enough qualified drivers
- A lack of truck drivers doesn’t just cause a gas shortage; it also causes hardship for those convenience stores connected to gas stations
- Jeff Lenard, spokesman at the National Association of Convenience Stores, said: ‘People aren’t going to stop in for a sandwich if you don’t have fuel’
Travel plans for millions of Americans ready to hit the road for the summer could be interrupted by gas shortages due to the lack of tank truck drivers needed to transport fuel to gas stations.
In Las Vegas, Chevron employees left notes on the pumps saying the company is experiencing supply shortages in Clark County.
Ryan Streblow, the executive vice president of the National Tank Truck Carriers, told CNN that between 20 per cent to 25 per cent of tank trucks have been parked because there aren’t enough qualified drivers as the summer nears.