TRUCK DRIVERS AND GAS SHORTAGES COMING UP THIS SUMMER

TRUCK DRIVERS AND GAS SHORTAGES COMING UP THIS SUMMER

Coming this summer: Gas stations running out of gas

Millions of people stuck at home for more than a year are expected to hit the road for much-needed post-pandemic vacations this summer. Good luck finding gas.

Not that there’s a looming shortage of crude oil or gasoline. Rather, it’s the tanker truck drivers needed to deliver the gas to stations who are in short supply.

According to the National Tank Truck Carriers, the industry’s trade group, somewhere between 20% to 25% of tank trucks in the fleet are parked heading into this summer due to a paucity
of qualified drivers. At this point in 2019, only 10% of trucks were sitting idle for that reason.

“We’ve been dealing with a driver shortage for a while, but the pandemic took that issue and metastasized it,” said Ryan Streblow, the executive vice president of the NTTC. “It certainly has grown exponentially.”

DAWG SAYS: THIS IS A COMPOUNDED PROBLEM; PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING MORE MONEY TO STAY HOME AND DOING JUST THAT. ALSO, WE ARE NOW DEPENDANT ON FOREIGN OIL AGAIN, AND THEIR CONTROL OF SUPPLIES AND PRICES ARE AT THEIR LACK OF MERCY.

THIS IS NOT GOING TO GO WELL.


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COLORADO POLICE BREAK ELDERLY WOMANS ARM DURING ARREST OF SHOPLIFTER (VIDEO)

Video shows Karen Garner, 73, being slammed to the ground and hog-tied.

Colorado police accused of injuring elderly woman with dementia during arrest

Video shows Karen Garner, 73, being slammed to the ground and hog-tied. She suffered a dislocated shoulder and other injuries, her attorney said.

A federal lawsuit has been filed against two Loveland, Colorado, police officers and a sergeant after a 73-year-old woman with dementia was injured during an arrest.

Karen Garner suffered a dislocated shoulder, fractured arm and sprained wrist after officers with the Loveland Police Department slammed her to the ground and hog-tied her June 26, 2020, the lawsuit states.

Photos released by attorney Sarah Schielke showed Garner with a purple and bruised arm.

The arresting officer was placed on administrative leave as the incident is investigated, the department said in a news release Thursday. An assisting officer and police supervisor were reassigned to administrative duties, it stated.


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DIPSHIDIOT RESTAURANT MANAGER HIT WITH MASSIVE RESTITUTION ON SLAVE LABOR LAWS

DIPSHIDIOT RESTAURANT MANAGER HIT WITH MASSIVE RESTITUTION ON SLAVE LABOR LAWS


Worker enslaved at SC restaurant should get $546,000 from manager, court rules

A former Conway restaurant manager serving a 10-year prison sentence for forcing a man with intellectual disabilities to work more than 100 hours a week without pay owes the former employee double the amount in restitution — $546,000, a court ruled.

Bobby Paul Edwards was ordered to pay John Christopher Smith $273,000 in back pay as part of the sentencing in pleading guilty to a forced labor charge in 2019.

But the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this month that Smith should get the extra money because of federal labor rules that entitle him to double the pay and overtime he was owed. The final decision about how much to pay Smith was sent back to the district court.


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