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The shortage of truck drivers is becoming an ongoing struggle for Fuel Distributors and other associated trade. This shortage is not new, but because of an increase in freight demand, Covid, and waves of baby boomer retirements, driver shortages have surged to a record high. According to CNN, the trucking industry now stands short of 80,000 drivers. (Chris Spear, President, and CEO of the American Truck Associations – CNN).
In addition, there is a new mandate coming in February 2022, where more stringent requirements will be in place, making it harder to get a CDL license.
HOW CAN WESTERN HELP FUEL DISTRIBUTORS?
This shortage is not going away anytime soon, so Fuel Distributors are coming up with new measures to keep up with fueling demands. This is where Western can help. Instead of using wet-hosing equipment, offering a fuel tank to your customers can reduce labor charges and increase bulk fuel sales. Not only will you increase efficiency on your customer’s work-site, but you will continue to provide outstanding customer service in these challenging times.
On the surface, wet-hosing offers convenience for the customer. However, this may not always be the best fueling strategy.
Fuel distributors can serve a good proportion of their customer base with an on-site fuel tank.
Take a look at how an on-site fuel tank compares up to the traditional wet-hosing approach:
Wet-Hosing Vs Onsite Fuel Tanks Downloadable PDF
An on-site fuel tank offers an opportunity to fuel distributors and their customers.
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