A lack of qualified truck drivers could lead to a gas supply shortage this summer, experts in the industry are saying.
“We’ve been dealing with a driver shortage for a while, but the pandemic took that issue and metastasized it,” National Tank Truck Carriers Executive Vice President Ryan Streblow told CNN. “It certainly has grown exponentially.”
A fuel supply shortage could also lead to higher prices at the pump, which have already climbed to $4.04 per gallon in Los Angeles and Long Beach, according to AAA.
The average price per gallon a year ago was just $2.83.
Eric Spillman reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on April 28, 2021.