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Truck driver shortage constrains booming Texas oil fields, U.S. economy

Posted by Brian Fielkow on Sep 5, 2018 3:40:10 PM
Brian Fielkow

In the busy oil fields south of San Antonio, some big rig trucks sit empty. They could be hauling the thousands of loads of sand needed to frac a well. But there aren’t enough drivers. It will take longer to complete the well. Once it’s out, the oil has to get to a plant on the Gulf Coast, and that means more trucks commanding higher prices, with more delays amid the driver shortage.

Topics: Management