The British Army would ease fuel supply problems after days of long queues and pump closures. Up to 150 military tanker drivers will prepare to deliver to forecourts which have run dry because of panic buying, BBC reports.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “We are starting to see panic buying moderate with more grades of fuel available at more petrol stations.”
The UK is estimated to be short of more than 100,000 lorry drivers. It causes problems for the economy and a range of industries, including food suppliers and supermarkets.