April 21, 2021

What Would Happen If Trucking Stopped
What Would Happen If Trucking Stopped

If trucking came to a halt, lives of Americans would be in a dire situation in no time.

There are 7 major industries that would be critically affected in short period of time if freight stopped moving. These industries are: The Food Industry, Healthcare, Transportation, Waste Removal, The Retail Sector, Manufacturing, and Banking/Finance. Here is a timeline of what would happen to society if trucking came to a halt.

  • In the first 24 hour

Delivery of medical supplies to the affected area will cease.

Hospitals will run out of necessary supplies.

U.S. mail and other package delivery will cease.

Automobile fuel availability and delivery will dwindle, leading to skyrocketing prices and long lines at gas pumps.

  • In just 2-3 days

Food shortages will escalate.

Supplies of essentials like bottled water, powdered milk and canned meat at major retailers will begin to disappear.

ATM’s will run out of cash and banks will be unable to process transactions.

Service stations will completely run out of fuel.

Garbage will start piling up in urban and suburban areas.

Container ships will sit idle in ports and rail transport will be disrupted, eventually coming to a standstill.

  • In just one week

Automobile travel will cease due to lack of fuel.

Hospitals will begin to exhaust oxygen supplies.

In just two weeks

Clean water supply will begin to run dry.

  • By one month

The nation’s cleanest water supply will be exhausted.

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