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    Gas Shortage

    Just heard this. As you may probably already know. Experts predict a gas shortage this summer. Which can mean rationing, long lines, or no gas at all at times. Keep those tanks full when you can!
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    Stop spreading the fear mongering news. Get out and drive the damn viper! Have fun with life, its to short not too.

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    Read this as well. Looks like a last mile problem.

    Not enough tanker drivers.
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    Our country is so ridiculous.

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    Well we have been through gas shortages before. If it happens it happens. Experts said 2 weeks of lockdowns and we are fine and a massive spike in April it didn't happen. More people are working from home as well.

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    Fuel Tanker drivers have to carry a Class A CDL with Tanker and Haz-Mat endorsements, be US citizens, pass physicals, background checks, random drug/alcohol tests and have clean driving records. They get paid quite well.
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    If it helps the oil industry and prices......any shortage for whatever reason is good. While not a popular opinion, prices have been way too low for way too long. The last president did nothing while the Saudis declared economic war on our oil industry. People in all phases of the oil industry have taken massive income chops. Time for them to "get theirs".

    I am tired of people calling lots of other professions "heroes", while the people in all walks of life in the oil industry are "part of the problem" and should "get new jobs in their home town" and get out of the oil industry. It is time for the rest of the country to start paying 5 and 6 dollars a gallon for gas. Then everyone can line up at the local charging stations (which don't exist) to charge their Teslas that cost 3 times more with electricity from 40 year old power plants that can't be replaced because they are "not green". We can do all this during the mid summer heat in Texas where there is not even enough electricity for usage during the winter time.

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    Thanks GTS Dean, because many folks jump quickly to conclusions and don't stop and realize how beneficial other workers can be to the rest of us. Some are not aware that some Tanker drivers lost their jobs due to the Pandemic and low fuel usage. Some gained other employment and may not have a desire to return to their previous job. We have been in a National Shortage for the Trucking Industry for quire awhile , so many Firms are offering pretty solid pay across the spectrum. Things will likely ramp back up as they have during past situations so I agree with those who opt to stay calm and not get into the " Fear Mongering " we seem to do concerning so many things in life nowadays. Funny, for us old farts, how many of these situations have occurred over and over in the past decades, but they did not get promoted with such a vengeance ( or daily ) when we just had newspapers and the Pony Express, haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 13COBRA View Post
    Our country is so ridiculous.
    Unfortunately yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChargerMan426 View Post
    Stop spreading the fear mongering news. Get out and drive the damn viper! Have fun with life, its to short not too.
    I agree, if you pay a lot of attention to the news, then you'll just sit in your room, shivering under the blanket)))

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    There's currently a gas shortage in my Viper's tank...need to fix that ASAP.
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    I do have to say that calling our Country ridiculous may prove the source of this issue is succeeding ---namely Russia. Having grown up during the Cold War and living in Germany when the Berlin Wall went up, I find it a bit disturbing to hear folks complain about the US when we should be alarmed and super concerned with the collapse of various important consumer industries from an outside source deemed to be our long term enemy. Divide and conquer , well understood in any history of collapsing Nations, concern for the Russian and Chinese attacks on our industrial complex through criminal cyber damage should be a wake up call for all of us, not a criticism of America. Those comments show the sowing of discontent is working very effectively when we frankly should all be condemning Russia , not complaining about the land we all live in --imho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Pemberton View Post
    I do have to say that calling our Country ridiculous may prove the source of this issue is succeeding ---namely Russia. Having grown up during the Cold War and living in Germany when the Berlin Wall went up, I find it a bit disturbing to hear folks complain about the US when we should be alarmed and super concerned with the collapse of various important consumer industries from an outside source deemed to be our long term enemy. Divide and conquer , well understood in any history of collapsing Nations, concern for the Russian and Chinese attacks on our industrial complex through criminal cyber damage should be a wake up call for all of us, not a criticism of America. Those comments show the sowing of discontent is working very effectively when we frankly should all be condemning Russia , not complaining about the land we all live in --imho.
    And I understand that. I guess my comment was made more directly at how quickly our citizens jump to crazy conclusions they see on the news, not our country itself.

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    Sorry, my friend, and I do agree we jump to the worst conclusions almost instantly now with warp speed internet info, before taking a pause to analyze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Pemberton View Post
    Sorry, my friend, and I do agree we jump to the worst conclusions almost instantly now with warp speed internet info, before taking a pause to analyze.
    I would agree 100%.

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