Skip to comments.Just In Time: When the Trucks Stop, America Will Stop
Posted on 04/02/2012 5:45:41 PM PDT by Kartographer
A report prepared for legislators and business leaders by the American Trucking Associations highlights just how critical our just-in-time inventory and delivery systems are, and assesses the impact on the general population in the event of an emergency or incident of national significance that disrupts the truck transportation systems which are responsible for carrying some ten billion tons of commodities and supplies across the United States each year.
A shut down of truck operations as a result of elevated threat levels, terrorist attacks, or pandemics would, according to the report, have a swift and devastating impact on the food, healthcare, transportation, waste removal, retail, manufacturing, and financial sectors.
(Excerpt) Read more at shtfplan.com ...
Significant shortages will occur in as little as three days, especially for perishable items following a national emergency and a ban on truck traffic. Consumer fear and panic will exacerbate shortages. News of a truck stoppagewhether on the local level, state or regional level, or nationwidewill spur hoarding and drastic increases in consumer purchases of essential goods. Shortages will materialize quickly and could lead to civil unrest. (Were seeing this in the UK right now)
I suspect it will be a lot quicker than 3 days. The small grocery store near me probably has 20,000 living within 10 miles of it.
Is the media finally starting to catch up and catch on? ... We will see what we see when we see what we see ...
Post the story on radiation while you’re at it. :)
I don’t need the headache! Too many here on FR think that Fukushima is no more dangerous than the radiation in your smoke detector or from an old radium watch.
The Ballad of K.C. River Rat, 1973, about halfway down. http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/national-lampoon?before=1330796260
LOL! My thoughts exactly...
And global warming. And the derivative markets going under. Obama winning a second term? Get it all out.
There is nothing new or surprising in this post and its supporting articles.
I have lived in Florida since 1949 and have ridden out many hurricanes. As a result, I have a hurricane preparation checklist that I run every May just as the local governments and military bases have their hurricane exercise.
My personal checklist assumes no outside deliveries of anything for 3 to 7 days. It also assumes that the electrical grid goes down for at least a week. While I know my plans are for just a week to 10 days and represent only a fraction of what I could (will?) see in a larger systemic collapse at least I have an idea.
Want to see what happens when there is systemic no prior planning to prevent pi** poor performance? Look no farther than New Orleans and Hurricane Katerina. Then multiply it by two to four orders of magnitude (times 100 to 10,00 times).
Now that you mentioned it, there may actually be some "global warming" occuring. But not for the reasons the globalist claim, but much, much deeper ( at the bottom of the seas )...
Too late! The report was prepared for politicians. Read again, “A report prepared for legislators...” This is clearly a report to justify some draconian law that will be foisted on us soon.
I use Florida hurricanes as an example. It takes a day to empty out the stores.
Yes, I did read that. Hence my comment.
There are much larger stores like Walmart in town but I don’t want any part of those places in a panic.
The looks we got while wheeling our buggies to our vehicles was pretty unnerving - good thing the guards where there!
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