Biden administration struggles to fix ailing supply chain

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Forget What You're Being Told. Here's the Real Reason for California's Trucker Shortage.



The immediate problem, the one in Los Angeles, has been caused by the state’s vindictively regulatory state government.

We’ll get to the trucker shortage in just a moment, but California also faces a shortage of trucks for them to drive.


California Is Single-Handedly Making The Supply Chain Crisis Even Worse


“We in the industry know that if you think there was a supply chain problem over the last year, wait until you take this many trucks out of the marketplace that are not replaceable,” Joe Rajkovacz, director of governmental affairs and communications at the Western States Trucking Association, told the DCNF. “You can be talking about something we as a country have never seen before.”

The rule will take roughly 80,000 commercial trucks, or roughly 17% of the trucking fleet, off the road, adding significant pressure to the supply chain crisis, Rajkovacz said.

The provision would hit smaller trucking operations the hardest, Rajkovacz added. Like the auto industry, the trucking industry has experienced extensive supply shortages, making it expensive and difficult to buy used trucks and find additional parts.

“The way the industry works is that large operators turn over their fleets in a three-year or four-year cycle,” Rajkovacz said. “The used trucks end up in the marketplace and are absorbed by the small business community, but that is all upset right now.”
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Biden Cannot Fix China


🔥 There are a WHOLE LOT of ships anchored offshore, waiting to dock in China, due to that country’s lunatic Zero-Covid policy. The supply chain problems are probably going to get a whole lot worse before they get better.




My thought is that this will ultimately be another self-inflicted injury, spurring a new renaissance in U.S. manufacturing industries. It will take time to spin up, but I’ll bet you a lot of U.S.-based entrepreneurial types are already putting domestic manufacturing plans together. Local regulations encouraging manufacturing and transportation would be very helpful right about now. For example, red counties should be passing ordinances expediting permits for new manufacturing operations.

If you want to do something to help locally, lobby your county commission to pass new rules encouraging manufacturing and transportation industries.

 

somdwatch

Active Member
Biden Cannot Fix China


🔥 There are a WHOLE LOT of ships anchored offshore, waiting to dock in China, due to that country’s lunatic Zero-Covid policy. The supply chain problems are probably going to get a whole lot worse before they get better.




My thought is that this will ultimately be another self-inflicted injury, spurring a new renaissance in U.S. manufacturing industries. It will take time to spin up, but I’ll bet you a lot of U.S.-based entrepreneurial types are already putting domestic manufacturing plans together. Local regulations encouraging manufacturing and transportation would be very helpful right about now. For example, red counties should be passing ordinances expediting permits for new manufacturing operations.

If you want to do something to help locally, lobby your county commission to pass new rules encouraging manufacturing and transportation industries.

Like the business in Clements? Grow some weed and ship it to Mexico and other points south?
 

Kyle

Ultra-MAGA
PREMO Member
With Baby Formula Shortage, Pete Buttigieg Forced To Chestfeed

 

Hijinx

Well-Known Member
I am sure the high cost of Diesel fuel and the outlook for it to become scarce will solve the supply problem.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
"We are here because a company was not able to guarantee that its plant was safe. And that plant has to shut down," he said. Brennan questioned him further, saying that it was "the federal government's job as regulators" to help ensure that this does not happen.

The transportation secretary said that America was a "capitalist country" and that "the government does not make baby formula, nor should it. Companies make formula."

The CBS host asked how the supply chain crisis was affecting the shortage of baby formula and how the administration is making sure that the "essential ingredients" are "actually available."

"A shortage of ingredients is not what led to the shutdown of the facility," he responded. Brennan said that inflation was one of the factors in the ongoing baby formula shortage. She noted the administration was "trying" to bring baby formula in from Europe.

"It's basically a series of monopolies that have added up into enormous market concentration," Buttigieg said.




 
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