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    Why Shortages?

    I watched a video a few days ago but didn't mark it. I feel dumb not marking it to post here. It was a truck driver explaining why there were shortages, from his point of view & what created them. He explained that at the beginning of the pandemic Trump had signed some wavers for truckers. Basically he said that a truck driver can drive 11 hours a day, that's his full working day. Let's say he pulls up at 7am to pick up a load. Normally he's on his way pretty quickly (time is money). But now there's a shortage of everybody in the chain & that of course includes the people that load his truck. So instead of an hour of sitting he's sitting 4 or 5 hours (sometimes 7 or 8) before being loaded. Under Trump those sitting hours were break hours & not counted toward his 11 hours. Now they aren't break hours & his working day is cut way down.

    He said that at ports those waits were even longer & a driver might only get to drive an hour or two before having to stop. And that is happening everywhere. So because of the pandemic, people being paid to stay at home, shortage of truckers & truckers not being able to drive the whole 11 hours the country is experiencing shortages.

    I thought that made a lot of sense. What do you think? And if anyone sees that video please post it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Tex View Post
    I watched a video a few days ago but didn't mark it. I feel dumb not marking it to post here. It was a truck driver explaining why there were shortages, from his point of view & what created them. He explained that at the beginning of the pandemic Trump had signed some wavers for truckers. Basically he said that a truck driver can drive 11 hours a day, that's his full working day. Let's say he pulls up at 7am to pick up a load. Normally he's on his way pretty quickly (time is money). But now there's a shortage of everybody in the chain & that of course includes the people that load his truck. So instead of an hour of sitting he's sitting 4 or 5 hours (sometimes 7 or 8) before being loaded. Under Trump those sitting hours were break hours & not counted toward his 11 hours. Now they aren't break hours & his working day is cut way down.

    He said that at ports those waits were even longer & a driver might only get to drive an hour or two before having to stop. And that is happening everywhere. So because of the pandemic, people being paid to stay at home, shortage of truckers & truckers not being able to drive the whole 11 hours the country is experiencing shortages.

    I thought that made a lot of sense. What do you think? And if anyone sees that video please post it.
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    It makes a lot of sense. Also the push for so-called self-driving trucks is making a lot of kids who would pursue truck driving as a career think twice about doing so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightkore View Post
    Manufactured crisis.
    That's a fact Jack! What with vaccine mandates and mask mandates it's amazing anything is moving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quark View Post
    That's a fact Jack! What with vaccine mandates and mask mandates it's amazing anything is moving.
    Well the leftist transgenders in schools need their condoms delivered somehow.
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    Blame it on the Motor Industry. But not for the reasons you think/

    50 years ago it all worked becsue ther was plenty of material stocks in the system, and plenty of manpower.

    The motor industry devised the idea of Just-In-Time manufacturing, ie instead of holding a stock of 5000 widgets to help make your New super Binim, which lasted you a week, you get 1000 delivered every day, one day ahead of when you need them. Thats more efficient for your business, because you arent spending money on stock thats then sits on a shelf. And soon, everyone operated on Just-In-Time

    However it relies on the entire machine of the economy to work in perfect harmony, EVERYTHING turning up at the right moment. And the pandemic really shafted that.

    Because of the pandemic, businesses closed down, including factories, and staff got laid off and sacked. All the spare stock got sucked out the system.

    Soon as it all started to fire up, its fucked up. There no stock to circulate, so no one can make much of anything, because supply cant now keep up with demand, because everyone is screaming for the same stock. But there no lorry drivers to take it, or warehouse men to pack the lorries, or unload the lorries, or stack the shelves. Just-In-Time is irreparably broken, and it will take a year or two to get everything working in synch again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKSmartypants View Post
    Blame it on the Motor Industry. But not for the reasons you think/

    50 years ago it all worked becsue ther was plenty of material stocks in the system, and plenty of manpower.

    The motor industry devised the idea of Just-In-Time manufacturing, ie instead of holding a stock of 5000 widgets to help make your New super Binim, which lasted you a week, you get 1000 delivered every day, one day ahead of when you need them. Thats more efficient for your business, because you arent spending money on stock thats then sits on a shelf. And soon, everyone operated on Just-In-Time

    However it relies on the entire machine of the economy to work in perfect harmony, EVERYTHING turning up at the right moment. And the pandemic really shafted that.

    Because of the pandemic, businesses closed down, including factories, and staff got laid off and sacked. All the spare stock got sucked out the system.

    Soon as it all started to fire up, its fucked up. There no stock to circulate, so no one can make much of anything, because supply cant now keep up with demand, because everyone is screaming for the same stock. But there no lorry drivers to take it, or warehouse men to pack the lorries, or unload the lorries, or stack the shelves. Just-In-Time is irreparably broken, and it will take a year or two to get everything working in synch again.
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    it happened on bidens watch...its his fault...


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    Quote Originally Posted by UKSmartypants View Post
    Blame it on the Motor Industry. But not for the reasons you think/

    50 years ago it all worked becsue ther was plenty of material stocks in the system, and plenty of manpower.

    The motor industry devised the idea of Just-In-Time manufacturing, ie instead of holding a stock of 5000 widgets to help make your New super Binim, which lasted you a week, you get 1000 delivered every day, one day ahead of when you need them. Thats more efficient for your business, because you arent spending money on stock thats then sits on a shelf. And soon, everyone operated on Just-In-Time

    However it relies on the entire machine of the economy to work in perfect harmony, EVERYTHING turning up at the right moment. And the pandemic really shafted that.

    Because of the pandemic, businesses closed down, including factories, and staff got laid off and sacked. All the spare stock got sucked out the system.

    Soon as it all started to fire up, its fucked up. There no stock to circulate, so no one can make much of anything, because supply cant now keep up with demand, because everyone is screaming for the same stock. But there no lorry drivers to take it, or warehouse men to pack the lorries, or unload the lorries, or stack the shelves. Just-In-Time is irreparably broken, and it will take a year or two to get everything working in synch again.
    That's a fact Jack! BTW: @UKSmartypants why do you Brits call trucks lorries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quark View Post
    That's a fact Jack! BTW: @UKSmartypants why do you Brits call trucks lorries?
    or trunks, boots or hoods, bonnets or aluminum alieuminim or vitamins vittamins or when you call somebody on the phone you ring them or why people close to you are called "our" hyacinth etc.
    why are so many front doors use a pull instead of a knob...etc.


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