State leaders are encouraging travelers by car to plan ahead as the increased demand comes at a time fuel stations nationwide are grappling with delays in fuel delivery caused by an ongoing shortage of truck drivers.
Memorial Day is approaching, bringing with it the unofficial launch of the spring and summer travel season. While air travel is steadily increasing, a larger-than-average number of travelers are expected to travel by car due to the pandemic, according to a state Department of Commerce May 18 news release.
“People are eager to travel, and because of the pandemic we’re expecting to see a lot more folks making stops at gas stations,” said
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