By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – This summer, gas stations may run low on gas.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Adopts CDC's Relaxed Mask-Wearing Guidelines For Those Fully Vaccinated
It’s not because of a looming shortage of crude oil or gasoline.
The possible shortage is actually due to a driver shortage.READ MORE: Christian Ross Facing Arson Charges In Massive Fire That Destroyed Historic South Side Building
According to the National Tank Truck Carriers, up to 25% of tank trucks in the fleet are parked heading into the summer.
The trade group says the shortage of drivers is due to a lack of qualified drivers.MORE NEWS: CDC Says Vaccinated People Can Go Maskless In Most Places, But Some Businesses Still Require It
At this same time in 2019, only 10% of trucks were idle for a lack of drivers.