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  • 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
    MEDIUM.COM ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2021 | RYAN JOHNSON
    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.
  • 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...
  • This Is Not "Supply Chain Breakdown" - This Is A Breakdown Of The Supply Chain By Joe Biden And His Mini-Me Pete Buttigieg

    10/12/2021 12:54:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08/12/21 | Tony Shaffer
    As you can see in the video from this Trucker in Tacoma, Washington. They are plenty of trucks that are waiting for the cranes to operate at a port. Not a single one of them are moving. All the truckers are waiting for loads to deliver the supplies. The truckers are sitting there doing nothing because the ports are not working. This has nothing to do with a truck driver shortage. The truckers need work, the freight is ready to load, but the cranes are not operating. This is not a "supply chain breakdown" - this is a breakdown of...
  • Why Is the Biden-Harris Regime Intentionally Tanking the Supply Chain?

    10/11/2021 4:31:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    NOQ Report.com ^ | 10/11/2021 | JD Rucker
    We have a complex problem that already has a solution available. The Biden-Harris regime knows the problem we’re having with our supply chain that is causing major shortages. They will only get worse unless it’s fixed immediately. But other than rhetoric and roundtables, they’re doing nothing about it. Why? Yes, it’s complex, but the solutions are simple. We need more bodies. We need people working on ports, in warehouses, and behind the wheels of trucks to get the supplies out to the stores so people can buy them. It’s as easy as doing what America has always done, just more...
  • City Begins BQE Preservation Work, Warning of Traffic Jams

    09/18/2021 2:03:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Bklyner ^ | August 27, 2021 | Billy Richling
    The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) said today it will begin work this weekend along the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE), in an effort to extend the life of the triple-cantilever roadway that runs underneath the Brooklyn Promenade. Crews will begin work Friday evening, but the real impact on traffic will be felt Monday, when DOT plans to reduce the number of lanes on the portion of the expressway from Atlantic Avenue to the Brooklyn Bridge from three to two in both directions. The agency warned drivers to expect construction-induced traffic jams, and suggested they take public transit instead. Trucks and...
  • New and Used Car Prices Soar Due to Microchip Shortage

    07/11/2021 5:18:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 122 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | July 10, 2021 at 2:27pm | Jack Davis
    A microchip shortage is translating to higher car prices across America. CBS reported that the average price of a new car has topped $40,000 and that used car prices have risen nearly 30 percent due to the shortage. Lansing, Michigan, resident Heather Lyons knows that firsthand. In looking to buy a replacement for a totaled car, she said she will end up paying more to get less, according to WILX-TV. “It really is bad. My car payment last time for a decent vehicle was something I could afford and this time it’s going to be a worse vehicle for more...
  • Ford Secures Chips To Finally Finish Thousands Of Incomplete F-150 Pickups

    07/08/2021 4:08:34 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    The Drive ^ | 7-8-2021 | Caleb Jacobs
    Have you been waiting to buy a new pickup truck? You aren't alone. Ford would love to sell you a freshly built, 14th-generation F-150, but as we've written about already, it's not always that simple. Luckily, after months of watching stockpiles of unfinished trucks grow with no semiconductors available, the story is about to change. As the Detroit Free Press reports, Ford has sourced a supply of chips and will soon ship out thousands of 2021 F-Series pickups. The supply chain shortage has made itself known across the market for both new and used vehicles, causing a scarcity of the...
  • Moving trucks seen at Hunter Biden's rental home in Venice Beach (surrounded by homelessness & crime)

    06/03/2021 5:19:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Mail via MSN ^ | 6/03/21 | Kayla Brantley
    Hunter Biden appears to have moved out of the luxury $5.4million home he was renting in Venice Beach, California amid a crime and homelessness wave that has hit the beach-front Los Angeles city. The son of President Joe Biden was reportedly paying $25,000 a month to rent the three-story property on the Venice canals - just a block away from the beach. But on Monday, DailyMail.com spotted a moving truck outside the palatial home with furniture being loaded into it. Father-of-five Hunter, 51, moved into the stylish property with wife Melissa and their son Beau at the end of 2020....
  • 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning First Look

    05/20/2021 1:50:42 PM PDT · by Renfrew · 109 replies
    MotorTrend ^ | May 20, 2021 | Steven Pham
    A few key F-150 Lightning specs: *The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a five-passenger SuperCrew cab with a 5.5-foot bed. These are the same dimensions as its conventional counterpart, meaning common accessories and equipment will work and fit just the same. *Maximum payload of 2,000 pounds, of which 400 pounds can go in the frunk where the engine used to be. *It can tow up to 10,000 pounds. *With extended battery: 563 horsepower, 775 lb-ft of torque, and a driving range of about 300 miles on a single charge. *With standard battery: 426 hp, 775 lb-ft, and a range of...
  • N.C. Highway Maintenance Is Behind and Won't Catch Up Any Time Soon

    05/07/2021 10:39:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Indy Week ^ | May 04, 2021 | Brian Keyes
    $3.4 billion. That’s how much bad roads and congestion in North Carolina costs its drivers in higher vehicle ownership costs, according to a report commissioned by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Fixing those roads—as well as repairing and replacing bridges, building new highways and any other large projects the N.C. DOT has on its schedule—takes money, and lots of it. Steve Abbott, a spokesperson for the N.C. DOT, said that to bring every bridge in the state to “good” condition would cost $3.8 billion, roughly 71 percent of the department’s $5.3 billion budget for the year. “As of now,...
  • Metro Orlando retains title as nation’s most dangerous for pedestrians

    04/17/2021 1:22:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 10, 2021 | Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel
    The Orlando area continues to lock down its rank as the most dangerous place in the nation for pedestrians. “Still number one,” said Rayla Bellis, primary author of the 2021 Dangerous By Design report that analyzes the nation’s pedestrian deaths and compares statistics of metro areas and states. Orlando and a few other cities had slightly better numbers in the new report than in one two years ago. “These places were so dangerous to begin with that even seeing these improvements, they are still rising to the top,” Bellis said. The report by the pedestrian-safety advocacy groups Smart Growth America...
  • Rivian Announces 175,000-Mile Warranty for Upcoming R1S SUV, R1T Pickup

    04/02/2021 11:05:52 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 20 replies
    car and no driver ^ | APR 1, 2021 | BY DREW DORIAN
    When launching a brand, even one as buzzworthy as Rivian, it helps to provide consumers with some peace of mind. The electric automaker is gearing up to launch its first two models—the R1T pickup truck and the mechanically similar R1S SUV—and both will come standard with one of the longest warranty coverage terms in the auto industry at eight years or 175,000 miles. The current industry standard for battery warranties is eight years or 100,000 miles. The long warranty coverage is specific to the trucks' battery pack and drivetrain components. That much coverage should help early adopters of the upstart...
  • VIDEO: 72-wheel semi truck seems to go on forever

    03/03/2021 9:15:17 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 40 replies
    CDL Life ^ | 2 March 2021 | Wimberly Patton
    “You need a lot of room to pass a 72 wheeler when you’ve got 42 wheels yourself…” wrote the video poster. In the clip, the somewhat desolate outback stretches before them as the filming driver comes up on the road train and seizes an opportunity to pass it, which takes a considerable amount of time and space thanks to its 72 wheels. ...“When strapping down the load takes you two days,”
  • Video: Team of pickups work together to haul big rig up an icy hill, sled-dog style

    02/21/2021 12:42:45 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    CDL LIFE ^ | 20 feb 2021 | Wimberly Patton
    Six pickup trucks work together to pull a semi truck up an icy, snowy hill in this video. It happened in Saline County, Arkansas this past week near Interstate 30 and Alcoa Road. According to the Facebook post by Stephanie Cole, initially three pickup trucks chained themselves to the big rig, but it wasn’t enough power, so a fourth, fifth, and sixth joined in to help, sled dog team style. In the clip, several of the pickups can be seen slipping and sliding, but the team eventually gets it done, and people can be heard cheering in the background as...
  • I-81 bridge work 'a transformational project'

    02/19/2021 10:05:48 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Hagerstown Herald-Mail ^ | February 12, 2021 | Mike Lewis
    WILLIAMSPORT — Shane Burkett has been watching the Interstate 81 Potomac River bridge work from the cab of a tractor-trailer. Now that the new third lanes are open in each direction, the semi driver likes what he sees. "I think it's great. I-81 is a massive highway. ... It's a big help having that third lane now," the Williamsport resident said. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration formally announced completion of the $104.6 million project Thursday. The work, which has been years in the making, widened the interstate from two lanes to three lanes in each direction from...
  • Texas county brings in refrigerated trucks to hold bodies amid COVID-19 surge

    12/11/2020 6:12:17 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/11/2020 | AP
    A North Texas medical examiner’s office has brought in two refrigerated trucks to store dead bodies in response to low capacity amid a surge in coronavirus cases. Many of the hospitals and larger funeral homes in the Fort Worth area have reached their storage capacity or will soon, said Nizam Peerwani, Tarrant County’s chief medical examiner.
  • Is there an update on the proposed trucker strike on Nov29th?

    11/19/2020 3:47:41 PM PST · by jimjohn · 18 replies
    Self | Jimjohn
    Wife showed me a Facebook post, but that's it.anything?
  • Truckers Prepare for Massive Strike to Protest Biden [update at reply 16]

    11/16/2020 5:39:16 PM PST · by tired&retired · 76 replies
    The Stop the Tires Protest will be November 26 to 29, 2020.
  • Hundreds of US Postal Service delivery trucks are catching fire as they continue to outstay their 24-year life expectancy

    09/18/2020 8:15:01 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/10/2020 | Kristen Lee
    When you think of a typical United States Postal Service delivery truck, you're probably thinking of the Grumman Long Life Vehicle — the boxy thing with right-side steering wheels and driver's seats so letter carriers can more easily access mailboxes. In recent years, however, hundreds of them caught fire — possibly due to age and a budget crisis, according to this new Vice story. The LLVs were specially developed by Northrop Grumman for the USPS, per this 1997 report from the US Department of Energy. Based on a Chevrolet S-10 truck chassis, they are powered by Pontiac engines and use...
  • Truck Drivers Say They Won’t Deliver To Cities with Defunded Police Departments

    06/13/2020 8:42:44 AM PDT · by Salman · 26 replies
    As cities across the country are discussing defunding or disbanding their police departments, truck drivers are voicing concerns of safety. Seventy-seven percent of truck drivers say they will refuse to deliver freight to cities with defunded police departments. Truck driving is historically ranked as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. In 2018, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic reported truck driving as the most deadly job in the country. Truck drivers have spent the last year on the front line of a global pandemic and protests. Now many are fearful of what might happen if police departs disband...