Many people do not realize how crucial truck driving to a country and economy. Trucks transport food, medicines, water, and other essential supplies every day to various parts of the country. If truck drivers suddenly stopped, our cities would be in chaos! Here’s what would happen in 3 days if trucking stopped:
In the First 24 Hours:
Health – Hospitals would run out of necessary healthcare supplies like needles, test strips and gauze that are brought by truckers. Medications, which have life spans of just hours, would expire and cause massive financial losses.
City- Mail and packages would not be delivered. Gas and fueling stations would start run out of fuel.
Food- Grocery stores would begin running out of supplies and food shortages would begin to occur because truckers are not refilling their supplies.
In 2 to 3 Days:
Food – Food shortages would go full-blown. Essentials like bread, milk, and vegetables would be gone. This would lead to a consumer panic and people would stockpile on what is available.
Economy– ATMs would run out of money and banks wouldn’t be able to process transactions because there are no truckers to bring additional money. Businesses would run out of money and operations would be rendered impossible. Also, goods stored in container ships would remain at the coasts
City – Fuel and gas station would be lacking fuel completely. People wouldn’t be able to go to hospitals, work and shopping stores. Prices would skyrocket, and there would be long queues at gas stations.
Health –Garbage would begin to pile up in urban areas, causing many health and environmental risks. Waste would start rotting, attracting vermin and rendering many people vulnerable to infectious diseases.
Health – Hospitals would begin running out of oxygen supplies, and many patients would be at risk. Clean water supplies would begin to run out.
Trucking is the life force of our country. If truck driving stopped, it would cripple our ability to exist normally, and it would cause a hazardous triple effect across every facet our nation. Truck drivers keep our economy moving.Currently, we are facing a shortage of truck drivers. There’s more work than truck drivers can manage, and truck drivers are in demand more than ever.
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