By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) is looking to hire a team of 2,000 truck drivers to transport his new fleet of gasoline tankers to filling stations across Mexico.
In his regular early morning press conference at the National Palace on Friday, Jan. 18, AMLO announced that the drivers will receive a monthly salary of 29,000 pesos (doctors who work in public health in Mexico having starting salaries of 8,000 pesos a month) and will be accompanied by military forces along their routes to prevent any chance of being hijacked.
Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 60, have a federal E, B or C license, pass a driving test and have documentation showing the birth, address and state of health.
The positions are open immediately through Monday, Jan. 21, and can be applied for at Door 3 of Mexico City’s Campo Militar 1A, between Avenida Conscripto y Puerta 8 (tel: 55 5577-9580).
Earlier in the week, AMLO announced that his administration will be hiring 500 new tankers to resolve gasoline shortages resulting from the recent closures of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) ducts that have, in the past, been targeted for huachicoleo (fuel theft).
As a result of the closure of these ducts, at least seven states have suffered extended gasoline shortages in recent weeks.