Back on June 24th, ANP reported upon what ANP reader James Grubbs called 'the most alarming SQAlert he had read in years', a warning from a trucker in America about a mandate beginning in December of 2017 that would require all commercial truckers to use ELD's, electronic logging devices.
Claiming that trucking as a whole in America was a total mess but it was about to get a whole lot worse, we were warned that such ELD mandates would establish a dictatorial control grid over all 'over the road trucking', monitored in real time, and that such control was absolutely ripe for abuse.
As we hear in the final video below, for the past year+, ELD mandates have been the talk of the entire trucking industry with many warning they'll be the 'death knell of American trucking' as our videographer expands upon in that video.
All of this will result in stortages at every level. Gas stations, groceries, medical, and so on. This will in itself cause price inflation across the spectrum. Now with the lack of available trucks to move all the freight, many loads will sit idle. This will cause many industries to run into supply problems, exacerbate the problem even further. Not to mention the increase in rates for trucks as the battle among shippers to get their loads moved, and the highest bidder wins, causes even more price increases.
And as we've just learned from a very well-trusted ANP source, as it appears that mandatory ELD's will soon become the law of the land in America with the Supreme Court denial, a massive trucking strike or shutdown may soon happen nationwide, possibly beginning within weeks.
And as anybody paying attention knows, such a shutdown of our trucking system could 'shut down America' within days if not overnight.
As we see in the alarming and eye-opening graphic further down in this story, should suddenly and without warning the trucks stop delivering their supplies, within 24 hours, hospitals would run out of basic medical supplies, service stations would run out of fuel and food shortages would begin to develop.
Within 2 to 3 days, ATM's would run out of cash, garbage would begin piling up across the nation as fuel shortages prevent service industries such as garbage collection from operating, and supplies of water and canned meat would disappear as major retailers are no longer resupplied with food shortages escalating as the public begins mass panic.
With things only going downhill from there, within a week automobile travel would virtually cease due to no fuel being resupplied to gas stations with the nations clean water supply starting to run dry and completely used up by the 4th week.
How many people reading this are prepared to go more than just a few days should the trucks stop running?
While we'd expect a higher percentage of ANP readers to be prepared for such a scenario than the majority of our nation with a large number of 'preppers' among those who visit ANP, hurricanes Harvey and Irma have shown how quickly things can get out of control. With hurricane Maria's wrath upon Puerto Rico showing us a worst-case scenario with most of the island torn apart and extreme difficulties getting new food, water and supplies on to the island due to the completely destroyed infrastructure.
As we see in the graphic above, the support for mandatory ELD's among over the road drivers show a huge percentage of truckers in opposition to them. And as we read in the June SQAlert republished below, there's a good reason for the opposition as trucking is now following the banking and healthcare systems into total tyranny. As we're warned, whether or not we think these new regulations will effect us and our families or not, this could lead to the 'black swan event' Susan warned us of.
Steve, thought your readers would like to know about this. Trucking as a whole is a mess, but about to get really bad. On dec 18 2017 a mandate goes into effect called the ELD or electronic logging device mandate. Put together under the Map21 plan. Doesnt sound bad, we all go paperless, woohoo. Well there is more to it. Today I spoke with a fmcsa enforcement agent, asking some questions, he boldly stated that this "was about tracking", and pointed me to some info. As an owner I have been looking into this more deeply. This mandate, requires all trucks, with only 4 clear exceptions, to install a device to electronically keep drivers hours of service. The scary part is, this device Must be certified by fmcsa, Must be registered with fmcsa, Must be hard wired into the trucks ECM ( engine computer) allowing access to telemetry, Must have internal GPS, Must identify driver and his/her last 7 days + current days hours of service including shipper and commodity and Must be accessible on demand by fmcsa agents by telmetrics or bluetooth. Plus more.
In other words, they will be electronically tracking every truck. Knowing company, unit, driver, location, speed, direction, shipper, and commodity, In Real Time All this to keep us from "cheating" on our logs? I call BS.
I said before, trucks are the red blood cells of the american body, everthing moves by truck, Everything. Control trucking, you control every part of this country, and as 1/5th of the GDP, the economy of every part of this country. The government will have absolute tyranical control of the transport of goods when this kicks in. And it is going to have an affect on everyone, access to goods, prices, ect. They got control of banking, healthcare, now the supply lines, whats next?
Prep now, while you can. Good luck to you all, and God bless
A well organized, non-violent, nationwide trucker strike by American drivers would not only wreak havoc on the U.S., but would spread globally. The short-term affects would be felt within a matter of days and would escalate to a much higher level within just a few weeks. I looked further into the future as to what long-term consequences would come about from such a strike. The outcome would prove devastating.
Never announce the date for a trucker strike.
In today’s world of technological advances, word spreads in a blink of an eye. One reason a strike by truckers go by with barely a blip in the news, is that it has been done before on such a small scale, that nobody takes it seriously.
Therefore, by advertising the exact date that the strike will begin, if it were to be taken seriously, would give everyone time to stock pile supplies and prepare for a longer hold-out against the strike, as well as a means of preparing strategies to defeat the strike. By always announcing the date that the strike will begin, is defeating the purpose. Like the little boy who cried wolf, a trucking strike has been announced so many times through out the years, that nobody listens anymore. On the other hand, this could actually work in favor of the truckers.
In order to have a successful, nationwide strike, all eight million U.S. CDL holders, or at the least, a mass majority, would have to keep the exact strike date a secret. Naturally, word will leak of a strike, but let the date leaked be a false one. If everyone believed it to be real, let the country think that May 4th will be the day that the strike will take place. However, known only to the truckers, the nationwide shut down would actually begin on April 17th. Caught totally off guard, there would be no time for stock piling and preparation.
Trucking strike causes mass panic.
In the 2006 storm of the Mid-Atlantic region, the area was paralyzed by the massive blizzard. Within hours of the news, many local D.C. stores were bought out and left with empty shelves. With news of the second blast coming through, within just a few short hours, gas stations were out of gas. During the fuel shortage of 2000, it took only a couple of hours before the stations were out of fuel supply. This should tell truckers one thing . . . when a major event is certain, the population reacts with mass panic.
It is with this mass panic and rush buying from consumers, that the short-term and long-term affects of a nationwide trucking strike begins . . . followed by complete devastation:
Simply knowing that some truckers feel that the best way of carrying out a successful strike would be to keep the date of the strike a secret to better ensure their future success should be seen as a strong warning to us: America may not be told that this potential 'black swan event' is about to begin. So, we prepare the best that we can now and take this warning from our well-trusted source as possibly the last warning we may get before such a strike begins.
In the first video below from Smart-Trucking.com we get a breakdown from a trucker on why so many truckers are unhappy with mandatory ELD's soon being the law of the land in America while both the 2nd and 3rd videos below take a look at what will likely happen in America should such a shutdown of our 'arriving just in the nick of time' system suddenly come screeching to a grinding halt. As Steve Quayle wisely mentioned in an SQnote while linking to this must-read story by Survival Online 101 titled "What Happens When The Stockpile Is Gone And There’s Nothing Available To Eat", this is why we prepare today! We'll give the closing of this story over to an ANP reader who is a trucker who warned us sternly:
Do you see how this is all about to play out?
America's "just in time" freight system is about to be thrown into complete disarray.