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When the Trucks Stop, Itís Over
Daily Survival Blog ^ | 5/19/12 | Ken

Posted on 05/20/2012 7:41:45 AM PDT by Kartographer

Systemic risk. I guarantee that most ordinary folks have no idea that if trucks stopped rolling all across America, within a short period of time nearly all Americans would all be in a life-threatening situation from major delivery shortages. 70% of all freight that is moved in the U.S. is done so by truck. You (we) depend on that ‘stuff’ for our survival. A major disruption in truck travel would immediately impact seven major industries, and would bring America to its knees within days due in part to “just in time manufacturing”, zero-inventory, and the fact that our modern way of life is entirely dependent upon unimpeded distribution chains.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: preparedness; preppers; supplyline; survival; transporation; trucks; trucktransport; trucktransportation
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There have been several post before on this, but this is a very real concern. Never in history have so many people depended on their daily needs come from so great a distance. Now days there are no backrooms fill with products there an few local warehouses and nothing extra is kept on hand just in case.

Up until about 30 or 40 years ago what the local stores didn't stock was in your grandparents pantry, root cellar or in their garden. How many people have the same today?

1 posted on 05/20/2012 7:41:56 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!


2 posted on 05/20/2012 7:43:39 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Having been a commercial driver, I know exactly what you’re saying.

It would be so easy to bring this nation to its knees, by shutting down the distribution network. Problem is, the trucking unions will continue to do their “Socialist Duty For The Nation” and keep driving.


3 posted on 05/20/2012 7:46:31 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Kartographer

Put me on your preppers list.


4 posted on 05/20/2012 7:46:31 AM PDT by painter (Rebuild The America We love!)
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To: Kartographer
Kart, you need to hit the abuse button on the dupe thread and get the admins to get rid of it.

/johnny

5 posted on 05/20/2012 7:46:35 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

Pardon me for seeming dense, but why would the trucks just stop rolling? I can think of two reasons: EMP and nuclear war. Of course, there’s also plague and a zombie apocalypse, but you get my drift. Basically, the trucks are just a symptom of a larger catastrophe. I don’t think an economic recession or even a severe depression would bring American commerce to a standstill.


6 posted on 05/20/2012 7:47:47 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: rbg81
"Pardon me for seeming dense, but why would the trucks just stop rolling?

Had you considered reading the article? It might make you not so dense.
7 posted on 05/20/2012 7:52:53 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: rbg81

why would the trucks just stop rolling? I can think of two reasons: EMP and nuclear war.
How about widespread murder and looting? Why drive a truck if you think there’s a pretty good chance you’ll get shot?


8 posted on 05/20/2012 7:54:51 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Bystander "What are you protesting"? OWS "Whatdya got"?)
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To: Kartographer

When the trucks stop it will take a mere 3 days on average for most store shelves to go empty and then no more than 30 days for all warehouses to be empty, and most likely no more than 7 days. During those 3 to 30 days most items will go out of stock too quickly to count on getting any. During that time unrest will happen. Panic will set in. No amount of face time on TV by government officials can possibly quell the unrest. Why the trucks stopped will determine what happens next. If there is a financial collapse then all Hell breaks loose.


9 posted on 05/20/2012 7:58:07 AM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: Kartographer

That’s why we need to get back to rail. It’s exponentially cheaper.


10 posted on 05/20/2012 7:58:53 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: CodeToad

I hope my Mother in law tastes like chicken


11 posted on 05/20/2012 7:59:32 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

she’s looking at you and getting out her cookbook, How to Serve Man, like in the Twilight Zone


12 posted on 05/20/2012 8:01:00 AM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Old Sarge

With as little as commercial truck drivers are paid, it is amazing the trucks don’t stop anyhow, forget any other reason that might bring the nation’s supply chain to a hault.

If ever a group of people should be paid more, it is truck drivers.


13 posted on 05/20/2012 8:01:11 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Kartographer

> The Food Industry

I’m working on the food thing. I have my own well.

> Healthcare

We rarely use medical services and I have what I need.

> Transportation

I can work from home.

> Waste Removal

I have my own septic and I can burn my trash.

> Banking and Finance

This is my only exposure.


14 posted on 05/20/2012 8:02:31 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: TheRhinelander

Also exponentially less flexible.


15 posted on 05/20/2012 8:02:34 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: TheRhinelander

Define: “cheaper”. What is cheaper to build; a concrete drive or a rail line to every grocery store in America?


16 posted on 05/20/2012 8:04:09 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Kartographer
This sums it all up on what will happen. Saw this over time on some of the hurricanes we've had over the years.

It’s all pretty scary. The ripple effects would be severe, the specifics of which are far too many to list here. You may be of the opinion that something like this could or would never happen. You would be wrong to think so.

17 posted on 05/20/2012 8:04:35 AM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: TheRhinelander

So a spur going to every gas station and costco yeah that will happen


18 posted on 05/20/2012 8:04:53 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Old Sarge
Problem is, the trucking unions will continue to do their “Socialist Duty For The Nation” and keep driving.

What trucking unions? The long haul drivers have rejected efforts to organize them. The Teamsters gave up trying. This is a group of people that are as American as apple pie, conservative and working hard.

There are certainly union drivers out there, but a vast majority of those driving long haul (independent and company drivers) from distribution point to distribution point are non union. Some are lucky to be pulling in $350 a week, and that is a work week that has them away from home for weeks.

19 posted on 05/20/2012 8:05:44 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: al baby

Probably more like stringy cat...so use lots of salt.


20 posted on 05/20/2012 8:07:52 AM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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