SAN ANTONIO - Booming activity in the Eagle Ford and other U.S. shale plays continues to strain the labor market for qualified tractor-trailer drivers. There are 1,639 open jobs in the San Antonio metropolitan statistical area for tractor-trailer truck drivers, according to job-placement agency Workforce Solutions Alamo.
The American Trucking Association estimates the industry is now short 30,000 drivers in the nation. Eagle Ford still contends with a 4 percent monthly driver turnover despite the increasing productivity in the industry.
Production in the Eagle Ford and other formations will rise, and new plays such as West Texas’ Cline Shale soon will come into robust production. The Cline alone has the potential to yield 30 billion barrels of recoverable oil.
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