A lack of qualified truck drivers could lead to a gas shortage as we head into the summer.
On Tuesday, CNN reported citing comments from the National Tank Truck Carriers that between 20% and 25% of trucks are parked because there aren't enough qualified truck drivers.
Only 10% of truckers were sitting idle at this same time in 2019.
Many drivers left the business in 2020 due to pandemic-related shutdowns.
Also, many truck-driving schools closed because of the pandemic.
To be a tank truck driver, you must acquire special certification, including a commercial driver's license and weeks of training, before being hired.
According to AAA, the average cost for a gallon of gas nationally is $2.89, which is up from $1.77 this time last year.