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EL PASO, Texas – With a nationwide shortage of skilled tanker drivers, transport vehicle fleets are sitting idle in their lots.
That’s according to National Tank Truck Carriers, an industry trade group, which estimates that between 20 and 25% of all tank trucks are not currently in use.
Angel Ponce of Erives Enterprises, an El Paso-based trucking company, told ABC-7 that when there aren’t enough qualified drivers to haul oil to refineries, it creates a lack of supply. – which in turn increases the price of gasoline due to demand.
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Ponce said his company and others are actively seeking drivers to alleviate the shortage.
“It’s hard work but he’s also paid very well for commercial work, so we would expect the job to catch up with technology to make it a bit more appealing to the younger generation,” he said. he declared. “It’s not fancy work, it’s glamorous work. It’s not Instagram-worthy work, but at the same time it’s very noble.
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