Labor issues...Driven by drugs and demand top labor shortages loom?

Two things have made me re-think labor problems:
  1. The increasing problem with Opioids
  2. The fracking business taking off again
 
  1. A quick look at the above map tells you the problem.  How can quality work be performed in light of this problem?
  2. Fracking is taking off again – and this time it demands even more transportation resources.  Consider a well that was fracked recently with 50.2 MM lbs of sand…. that is about 1000 truckloads or 250 rail cars (two trains) folks.  There was a time when 5 MM lbs of sand was considered a lot.  Think of the stress on the infrastructure and driver-labor force.