Noam Galai / Getty ImagesA view of the Mobil gas station in Hell’s Kitchen during the coronavirus pandemic on April 20, 2020, in New York City. (Noam Galai / Getty Images)By Kipp Jones
Published April 27, 2021 at 3:51pm
The rising cost of fuel could be the least of motorist’s worries in the coming months.
While drivers nationwide are concerned about the rising prices for both gasoline and diesel, the trade group for the country’s fuel transporters is predicting Americans could see more than high prices at the pump in the summer months.
According to CNN Business, who cited the National Tank Truck Carriers, a fuel shortage could affect millions of Americans as vacation season begins, and there are few strategies that could be taken to get ahead of what could be a summer catastrophe.
NTTC executive vice president Ryan Streblow told CNN Business in an interview published on Tuesday that a shortage of qualified drivers could lead to empty gas pumps in some areas of the country.
“We’ve been dealing with a driver shortage for a while, but the pandemic took that issue and metastasized it,” Streblow said. “It certainly has grown exponentially.”