In the searches we make of news online when determining what story we might write about next on ANP, if suddenly we run across several different stories on practically the same subject matter from several different sources, we often look at such a ‘revealing‘ as a call to us to write a story on that particular subject and sure enough, while researching on Saturday and Sunday, I suddenly was hit by a slew of stories and notices about one of the most important industries in America, the trucking industry.
As Business Insider reported within this June 18th story titled “Truckers are warning of a ‘bloodbath’ as trucking companies go bankrupt or slash their profit expectations“, a perfect storm of problems is now hitting the trucking industry that is leading to major problems within the industry, these also coming at a time when a seemingly perfect storm is hitting the US food supply, with a massive number of suspicious food recalls happening at a time of absolutely ferocious flooding hitting America’s breadbasket, completely preventing many farmers from even planting their crops this year.
In fact, while searching on Saturday and Sunday, I then ran into each of these stories. From Wolf Street: “Trucking Swerves Deep into Slump, from Red-Hot Boom. Smaller Truckers Hit Hardest“. From Markets Insider: “11 incredible facts about the $700 billion US trucking industry” . From the Marietta Daily Journal: “SAMMY BREWSTER: We need to keep the trucking industry thriving“. From Transport Topics “Data Shows There Are More Truckers Than Ever, but Experts Say the Driver Shortage Is Still an Issue“. From Yahoo Finance: “‘Quietest in 20 years’: Truckers feel chill of slowing US economy“. And this May story from Freight Waves titled “Conditions for fleets are deteriorating and it will get bloody“.
And as we also read Saturday in this new SQAlert from the website of Steve Quayle from a trucker who has been in the industry for 32 years, things may be much worse than we are being told within that vital industry. We’ll take a look below at that important warning but first, let’s take a look back at what might happen to America should suddenly and without warning, our trucking industry go under. What would life in America be like without trucks? With truckers warning of a bloodbath ahead and our nations food supply already being hit by what could be asymmetric warfare, there’s never been a better time than now to prepare for just such a scenario while we still can.