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Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Got gas?

Gas could be in short supply as drivers get ready to rack up miles on summer road trips. 

It’s not because of low gas production. Rather, there are not enough tanker truck drivers to get fuel from refineries to your local stations, NBC News and CNN reported.

16 comments:

  1. $3.80 a gallon in Grass Valley, CA. Soon to be five bucks.
    Let's get the conversation started.

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    1. us$2.83 diesel.
      Safeway, Junction City, Oregon.

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    2. 97¢ cheaper. Unreal.

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  2. Oh goody I get to utilize my "odd/even, 5 gallon limit, wait in line 3 hour" skills I acquired in the fall of 1973.

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  3. All part of the plan. Give out free unemployment forever and nobody will work, which drives down production and crashes the economy.

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  4. Fear porn. Hazmat drivers all overt da place here. Ohio Guy

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  5. I have seen a disparity in gas prices in my county, with one of the gas chains that usually has the lowest gas prices for all grades now having some of the highest prices. I asked the manager of one of those stations why and she responded they were having some transport issues which were driving up prices.

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  6. BS news.When,was the last time you got the truth from CNN? I'm a driver. Pay a reasonable wage and I'll fill your tank. Plenty of drivers. You want me to drive on the highway with 9000 gallons of gasoline? Get off your damn phone and stop driving like assholes. I'm WORKING HERE.

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    1. Like the 'pilot shortage' they've been crowing about for decades; their ain't a shortage of pilots, there is a shortage of employers paying a good wage.

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    2. I have been quietly telling you folks how to handle this exact thing. Park em for a week somewhere they won’t be found. Swap trailers out on the highway. Take a pocket knife and cut those wires going to the big electrical box on the drivers side of the engine. You drivers behind the wheels are the just in time system. YOU make it work not them.
      Shut it down for a week, then make your demands before returning to moving freight.

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  7. All I know is, trucking companies are recruiting pretty hard in my neck of the woods.

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  8. Had a client in the other day who drove a tanker truck for years. Currently he's driving a gravel truck instead. He claims the hours are better and allow him more time with his son. He has, however, gotten several calls from companies who know he has the proper hazmat credentials. He may consider going back come winter when construction shuts down.

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  9. Somehow I get the feeling this issue is contrived, just like the supposed lumber shortage.

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  10. Somehow I get the feeling this issue is contrived, just like the supposed lumber shortage.

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