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2006(?) article from Trucking industry - When trucks stop, America stops

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by ATCclears, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    all it takes is one large riot to cut the freeway system to a particular part of a city
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  3. Quackerbacker

    Quackerbacker Springfield, OR Active Member

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    There are forseeable possibilities that could result in localized trucking stoppages where those problems get taken care of, but it's tough to see that in a long term scenario. I think our law enforcement and national guard could provide security in a "Katrina level" breakdown in order to get down & dirty essentials like water purification chemicals trucked to where they need to be, I wonder if those contingencies are already in place. I hope so. The super-earthquake geologists are predicting for our area might be an example.

    Looking at a nation-wide or even a regionally affected disaster area and things start to get a bit more bleak. People make jokes about the avian & swine flu scares from 2008/2009 because they can now that it's basically over and the two didn't merge. The fact is, it scared the crap out of the epidemiologists that were working on it and monitoring it. We dodged an enormous bullet. A flu with the mortality of avian h5n1 and the communicability of swine h1n1 would have been Hurricane Katrina on a national or global level with nobody to intervene. Going back to water purification chemicals as our example (substitute for food, medicine, whatever) if the people who make those chemicals don't show up for work, it' doesn't matter how much security you have for the transportation industry, it doesn't get delivered.
  4. slingshot1943

    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    The very people who prvide the fuel for the trucks are under attack by our Marxist president.
  5. DeletedUser1

    DeletedUser1 Member

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    you guys and gals are just seing this now? we, in the industry, have seen this for years. even before 911