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  • FTC orders Walmart, Amazon, Kroger and more to turn over information on empty shelves, high prices

    11/30/2021 11:12:54 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 113 replies
    Yahoo ^ | ovember 30, 2021 | Kelly Tyko
    The Federal Trade Commission said Monday that it is investigating the causes behind ongoing supply chain disruptions and how they are "causing serious and ongoing hardships for consumers and harming competition in the U.S. economy." The FTC said it is ordering Walmart, Amazon, Kroger, other large wholesalers and suppliers including Procter & Gamble Co., Tyson Foods and Kraft Heinz Co. “to turn over information to help study causes of empty shelves and sky-high prices.”
  • 15 Republican Governors Launch ‘Operation Open Road’ to Fix Supply Chain Snarl

    11/27/2021 5:14:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Association of Mature American Citizens ^ | November 24, 2021 | The Epoch Times
    Fifteen Republican governors, led by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, have launched “Operation Open Road,” an initiative that seeks to ease the U.S. supply chain crunch through a range of state and federal measures, including calling on the Biden administration to remove “burdensome” regulations on the trucking industry and to suspend President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for private employers. Lee announced the start of the operation in a statement on Nov. 22, the same day that he signed an executive order (pdf) deregulating critical trucking functions in Tennessee. “Republican governors across the country have committed to doing everything we can to...
  • I’m A Twenty Year Truck Driver, I Will Tell You Why America’s “Shipping Crisis” Will Not End

    11/01/2021 10:02:48 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 101 replies
    I have a simple question for every ‘expert’ who thinks they understand the root causes of the shipping crisis: Why is there only one crane for every 50–100 trucks at every port in America? No ‘expert’ will answer this question. I’m a Class A truck driver with experience in nearly every aspect of freight. My experience in the trucking industry of 20 years tells me that nothing is going to change in the shipping industry.
  • Biden Will Require Essential Travelers Crossing US Land Borders, Such as TRUCK DRIVERS, to be Fully Vaccinated – 37% of Truckers to Reject Jab

    11/23/2021 2:25:20 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    GP ^ | 11/23/21 | Cristina Laila
    This will fix the supply chain crisis.Joe Biden will require essential, non-resident travelers crossing US land borders, such as truck drivers to be fully vaccinated by January 22, 2022.“President Joe Biden now require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22.” – Associated Press reported. ships are still anchored off the coast of Southern California due to a lack of workers needed to unload and ship product.The trucking industry is short 80,000 drivers, a record high, according to Chris Spear, the President and CEO of the American Trucking Association.Last...
  • Rand Paul: Supply chain issues largely down to California and their "Byzantine" rules

    11/23/2021 12:40:43 PM PST · by RandFan · 9 replies
    WKBO ^ | Nov 23 | Sen. Rand Paul
    Q: Is there an end in sight for supply chain issues?A: “I think it’s not surprising that this is largely in California. Now, it’s across the world but it’s largely in California is where the big bottleneck is. The government created this problem, government lock the economy down so government back things up. So really, this is not a natural phenomenon. This is an unnatural phenomenon created by government shutting the economy down. There’s a big shortage of truckers in the country. Some of it’s because when we shut the economy down, instead of going to retail stores, everybody started...
  • Off the grid: Chinese data law adds to global shipping disruption

    11/18/2021 5:11:40 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/17/2021 | Jonathan Saul and Eduardo Baptista
    LONDON/HONG KONG, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Ships in Chinese waters are disappearing from tracking systems following the introduction of a new data law in China, frustrating efforts to ease bottlenecks that are snarling the global economy, according to three shipping sources directly impacted.
  • CEO of American Trucking Association Reveals 37 Percent of Truckers Will Not Comply With Vaccine Mandate – The Consequences Would Collapse Supply Chains and Civic Society

    11/17/2021 8:59:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11/17/2021 | Sundance
    A very interesting interview with Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Association.During a House Transportation Committee hearing on supply chain issues, CEO Chris Spear shares an internal survey showing that 37% of truck drivers “not only said no, but said hell no” to the Biden vaccine mandates.To give some perspective of the downstream consequence, the ATA President noted that “if just 3.7 percent, not 37 percent, just 3.7 percent” of the drivers left the industry, there would be over a quarter million vacancies resulting in a “catastrophic” collapse of the U.S. supply chain. Mr. Spear also shared...
  • Ships at California ports are now waiting RECORD 17 days to unload: Supply crisis gets worse after Biden vowed to fix it

    11/14/2021 1:21:20 AM PST · by knighthawk · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 14 2021 | STEPHEN M. LEPORE
    The logjam at California's ports for ships to wait is now as long as 17 days - a new record amid the continuing supply chain crisis just weeks before Black Friday and the holidays usually turn spending into overdrive.. There were as many as 83 ships at anchor and in a holding pattern outside ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach as of Friday night, officials said. The nearly 17-day wait is double the wait time from just two months ago.
  • U.S. court voids emissions rules for heavy-duty truck trailers

    11/12/2021 11:43:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 11/12/21 | David Shepardson, Sebastien Malo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday tossed out greenhouse gas emissions rules for heavy-duty truck trailers, ruling two government agencies had exceeded their authority. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2016 set rules for the first time requiring trailer manufacturers to adopt fuel-saving technologies like side skirts and automatic tire pressure systems. An industry group challenged the rule, which was put on hold by the court pending the review. The administration of then-President Barack Obama said it was important to regulate the fuel efficiency of the trailer portion of commercial...
  • Get Ready for More Shortages: Truck Driver Shortage Is Getting Worse and There Aren’t Enough Drivers to Fix the Supply Chain Problem

    11/08/2021 8:05:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 11/08/2021 | JD Heyes
    The supply chain crisis under Joe Biden is going from bad to worse and that’s not even the most disturbing news: At this point there is simply nothing to stop the massive shortages that are coming. We’ve said for weeks now that there is no shortage of goods and commodities; American and foreign factories have continued to crank out items despite labor shortages and whatnot. The problem created by a year’s worth of COVID-19 shutdowns is that now there is no way to get goods to market quickly or at all in some cases. We have air, rail and seafaring...
  • Truckers Warn ‘Disastrous’ OSHA Mandate Will Worsen Supply Chain Chaos

    11/08/2021 9:57:02 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 32 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 11-8-21 | Jack Philliphs
    Trucking industry groups issued warnings after President Joe Biden’s administration unveiled a COVID-19 vaccine rule targeting private businesses with 100 or more workers, saying the mandate would damage the industry. “As we made clear in our comments to the administration prior to the rule’s publication, drivers spend the vast majority of their workday alone in the cab and outside,” the American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear said in a statement last week after the rule was published in the Federal Register. On Nov. 4, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released guidance stipulating businesses with 100 or more employees...
  • Trucking Groups Could Lose 37% Of Drivers Over Biden Vaccine Mandate, Worsening Supply Chain Crisis

    11/07/2021 7:23:36 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Nov 5, 2021 | Ben Zeisloft
    Dozens of industry groups warned President Biden that his vaccine mandate would intensify rampant supply chain bottlenecks. On Thursday, the Biden administration revealed its COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate for employees at businesses with 100 or more workers. Noncompliant companies may be fined roughly $14,000 per violation. In their open letter to President Biden, the industry groups — which included the American Trucking Associations, National Private Truck Council, and Truckload Carriers Association — predicted that trucking companies may lose nearly four in ten drivers due to the mandate: Our industries are committed partners in the fight against COVID-19, and we...
  • China’s Economy Is Stuttering. Here’s Why

    11/02/2021 7:24:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Epoch Times via NOQ Report ^ | 11/02/2021 | Edward Cheng
    China’s Manufacturing Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) fell 0.4 percentage points in October to 49.2—any number below 50 represents a contraction in manufacturing production—according to official figures from the National Bureau of Statistics. The data was worse than expected with market analysts expecting a figure of 49.7. This is the second consecutive month the index has indicated a contraction, and is the lowest the index has been since the onset of the pandemic.Article by Edward Cheng from our premium news partners at The Epoch Times.Perhaps more worryingly, the data shows signs of stagflation—slow economic growth coupled with accelerating inflation. Driven by...
  • Amid Shortages and Delays, Industries Question Old Inventory Strategies

    10/31/2021 9:36:46 PM PDT · by lightman · 49 replies
    epoch times ^ | 31 October A.D. 2021 | Rachel Hartman
    Ongoing disruptions in America’s supply chains have prompted manufacturers to review and modify their inventory management systems. Just-in-time (JIT) inventory management, which calls for the right amount of inventory at the right time, has long been the standard. However, just-in-case (JIC), a system which focuses on keeping extra inventory on hand, has recently gained attention. “The question of JIT versus JIC is a question leadership teams the world over are facing,” Billie ‘Akau’ola, a director at Riveron, a national business advisory firm, told The Epoch Times. JIT, which was developed by Japanese firms around the 1970s, has always focused on...
  • California Port Worker Exposes Labor Union for Exascerbating Supply Chain Crisis, ‘Keep Cutting the Work’

    10/27/2021 8:57:02 PM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 10/26/2021 | Wendell Husabo
    A California longshoreman, who works at California’s San Pedro Bay Port Complex, reportedly said the labor unions are exascerbating the supply chain crisis. Identified as Alfred to Yahoo News, the longshoreman blamed Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) for “cutting the work” at the port, which is increasing the jam of containers stuck at sea and on the docks. “They’re [PMA] the ones who are not training: skilled positions. [That] means crane operators, top handler drivers, trans drivers,” said Alfred. “They’re the ones who are keeping the ships out there at sea anchored.” Despite the delays and mounting shipping costs American families...
  • California Drove Truckers Out of Business. Now Store Shelves Are Empty-Democrat regulations are holding the entire economy hostage

    10/25/2021 7:21:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 50 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Oct 22, 2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. After a long cross-country flight, I made it out of LAX and into an Uber. I wasn’t in the mood to talk, but the driver was. And hearing that I was a journalist, he wanted to tell me a story. I’ve heard a lot of stories over the years, but this may have been the most important one I let go. He hadn’t always been driving an Uber at 11:30 at night. Not all that long...
  • Businesses Beg Biden To Delay Vaccine Mandate Until 2022 Over Possible ‘Mass Exodus’ During Holidays

    10/26/2021 4:21:38 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 52 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Oct 25, 2021 | Emily Zanotti
    Businesses are “pleading” with the Biden administration to delay a plan to mandate businesses with 100 or more employees require vaccines or weekly testing over concerns that, if the rule goes into force before the holiday season, businesses could see a “mass exodus” of workers when many need them most, per CNBC. Labor unions are already voicing concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which was announced in September. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is in charge of drafting and distributing the mandate under the guise of “emergency powers” awarded to the agency at the height of the COVID-19...
  • As Expected Containergeddon is Getting Worse – Biden’s Political Solution to Clear The Ships From Los Angeles Ports Only Making Things Worse

    10/23/2021 10:32:33 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 87 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 16, 2021 | Sundance
    This is a follow-up to the original explanation of the epicenter of the supply chain backlog issue, ie “The Clog“. {GO DEEP} You need to review the years-long and building background issue to understand the fubar that Joe Biden has just made worse.From the White House perspective, the problem at the California ports, specifically the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB), was visible due to hundreds of container ships sitting in a queue off the coast of Los Angeles awaiting their opportunity to offload their cargo. The media was reporting on the backlog of...
  • Rail-Yard Congestion Holds Down Shipping Volumes

    10/24/2021 7:32:04 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 16 replies ^ | Oct. 21, 2021 3:04 pm ET | By Paul Ziobro
    The chief executives at CSX Corp. CSX 1.17% and Union Pacific Corp. UNP 2.73% say a lack of truck drivers, equipment and warehouse workers are causing congestion in their yards, forcing the railroad operators to turn down some business during a time of high demand for shipping companies. The railroads are also facing issues within their own operations, from damaged bridges to difficulty hiring conductors, that they say are hampering them from transporting more goods. “You dream about days like this when the phone is ringing off the hook, and customers saying, ‘Pick up my stuff and move it for...
  • Biden Plays Chicken With Semitruck Drivers

    10/24/2021 6:30:53 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 105 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 10-24-21 | Jackson Elliott, and others
    American truckers don’t like taking orders. But the Biden administration has increased pressure on them to take the vaccine—willing or unwilling. All through the pandemic, truckers endured hardships to keep America’s infrastructure running. They waited in line for hours in sight of bathrooms they weren’t allowed to use. On the road, some died alone of COVID-19. Now, with supply chains disrupted, Americans need them more than ever. But faced with the prospect of a forced vaccination, many drivers are considering quitting. “I’d fight it,” said veteran trucker Mike Widdins, referring to vaccine mandates. “I think a lot of us will...