CAPE CORAL, FL – Florida may bear the brunt of a trucking crisis. Trucking companies are facing major road blocks from stricter government regulations, high fuel prices and a shortage of drivers.
Like clock-work, shipments come around the corner at Craters and Freighters — a nationwide company with multiple locations in Florida. The Cape Coral shop ships custom crates all across the country and the world.
“We have the trucks on the road every day. We feel it every day at the gas pump,” said Gary McKinley, owner of Craters and Freighters Southwest Florida.
The latest reports from the American Trucking Association shows freight movement in the United States is at all-time high. On the other hand, trucking companies are facing more road blocks than ever before.
“It costs $130 to fill up a tank,” said truck driver Bryan Sawka.