In Just 5 Days Without Trucks, Chaos Would Erupt in America

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Have you ever thought about how fast things could go sideways in America?  What if we went 5 days without trucks moving supplies across the country? Have you considered how JUST ONE THING could change the world as we know it?

The video below has been around for several years, but if you haven’t seen it in a while, it is worth watching again.

Think for a moment about what would happen if the trucks stopped running. The trucking industry is the lifeblood of this country, and according to this, it would only take 5 days without trucks for all hell to break loose.

Watch.

In only 5 days without trucks, everything would change.

In only five days, with only one component of our economy missing, we could be without medication, food, gasoline, and sanitation. We would be unable to travel great distances easily, as airports would close.

Think about it:

  • No toilet paper.
  • No laundry detergent.
  • No fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • No fresh milk.
  • No garbage trucks picking up waste and no way to get to the dump.
  • The banks would close.
  • No parts would be available for things that need repair.
  • We couldn’t refill prescription medications.
  • No gasoline would be available.

Panic would erupt.

It’s that easy for all hell to break loose. Five days without the regular delivery of supplies and our country could devolve into chaos. And if it was longer than 5 days without trucks, the initial panic would be a G-rated movie compared to what would come next.

We live in a just-in-time society.

Most retail stores no longer stock up on food but have a “just in time” ordering system that relies on regular shipments.

Just-In-Time (JIT) inventory refers to an inventory management method whereby the goal is to have inventory readily available to meet demand, without having any excess quantities on hand. With this approach, merchants can hold minimal stock supplies while ensuring stock-outs don’t happen during peak selling periods. Balancing the goals of avoiding stock-outs while minimizing inventory costs is at the heart of JIT. (source)