With each passing day, more concerns are growing from everyone regarding the supply chain. No one should dismiss those concerns but leave it to the Democrats to continue fluffing them off as if there is nothing to see here.
The average American has every right to be worried about this development. With the holidays quickly approaching and a predicted colder winter, what does it all mean for us all?
Well, don’t fear, America.
Grandpa Joe has a solution to the issues that no one has ever thought of before, and I don’t see how any of us could have missed it.
Joe has suggested, wait for it.
Truckers should drive overnight to deliver the goods.
Wow, that is just a mind-blowing moment, and I am shocked that no one has ever thought of this before now.
“That means an increase in the hours for workers to be moving cargo off ships and onto trucks and railcars to get to their destination. And more than that, the night hours are critical for increasing the movement of goods because highways are less crowded in the evening, at night,” Biden said in a news conference Wednesday.
Here's the video of President Biden explaining why truckers can make more progress by being allowed to drive overnight and off-peak hours of AM and PM rush hours because — wait for it — the roads aren't as crowded.
And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, will help fix the supply chain pic.twitter.com/e35xse5AB7
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 13, 2021
Wait a minute, is that not what truckers already do?
Do they drive their loads overnight when the traffic is lighter to get to their destination?
Oh, that is right, they do!
According to American Trucker, Todd Spencer, the president and CEO of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, released a statement about Biden’s remarks.
“Truckers have been working tirelessly to keep the country safe and productive throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They have already been operating around the clock but are often restricted by factors beyond their control such as excessive detention time and the lack of readily available, safe parking for their trucks,” Spencer said.
Spencer then slammed the president for making the solution sound more accessible than it is.
“These problems must finally be addressed if the administration hopes to implement any significant supply chain solutions. Most of what we are seeing is not a surprise to our members who have been plagued with dysfunction in the supply chain for decades, and it’s not realistic to expect the supply chain will suddenly operate efficiently on a 24/7 schedule when drivers aren’t being fully paid for their time.”
Biden also stated earlier in the week that the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, responsible for roughly 40 percent of shipping containers in the United States, are currently operating 24/7 — which is not necessarily true.
“After weeks of negotiations and working with my team and with the major union retailers and freight movers, the Port of Los Angeles announced today that it’s going to begin operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” Biden said.
Long Beach Post News reported that no terminal at the Port of Long Beach operates around the clock.
It’s a bit of a process, it’s not an overnight thing,” Port of Long Beach spokesman Lee Peterson told the outlet in a phone call about the transition.
Biden pulled a classic politician move and made the solutions sound much better than they are, and the delays before the holiday season will likely worsen.
I was featured on Fox & Friends highlighting the national security implications of our supply chain crisis. Instead of being reliant on adversaries like China for critical goods, the Biden Administration needs to take proactive steps to strengthen American manufacturing. pic.twitter.com/UuS0wQFi9I
— Rep. John Katko (@RepJohnKatko) October 14, 2021
The issues with the supply chain will only worsen as the holiday season draws nearer which means this may be a smaller Christmas for everyone, but maybe that is exactly what this nation needs.