More truckers and longer driving hours might help ease shortage of propane for Midwest farmers

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: October 30, 2013 - 6:36 PM

FARGO, N.D. — A major distributor of propane in the Midwest said it is bringing in truckers from around the country to try to tackle a shortage of the gas in the region.

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markc1Oct. 30, 13 8:03 PM

Once you get a CDL class A license, it's like a meal ticket for the rest of your life.

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didwiddelerOct. 30, 13 8:45 PM

You can dial a wrong number and still get a job if you got a CDL.

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duckboat38Oct. 31, 13 5:13 AM

More evidence of the overall downside of ethanol. This propane is being used to dry corn, 40% of which goes into ethanol. It really stinks for those of us who use propane to heat our homes. The idea of ethanol started out with good intentions but it has turned out to be nothing more than huge scam.

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reader2580Oct. 31, 13 9:53 AM

Having a Class A CDL doesn't guarantee you a job. Truckers are often the first ones to feel it in the pocketbook if the economy slows. Over the road truckers tend to work lots of hours and if they make $50,000 a year that would be on the high side.

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