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What Would Happen If Trucks Disappeared?

June 7,  2016

Take a moment to think about what would happen if trucks disappeared from our roadways. Your first thought may be less traffic; however it's important to look at the big picture. Many people don't realize the important role the trucking industry plays in our day to day lives. Trucks and the drivers who operate them bring us everything we have around us. So what would happen if the trucking industry disappeared from our lives? 

  • -Groceries, fuel, medical supplies, garbage removal, and clean water would all soon become scarce.
  • -In a week or two, garbage and waste would become more than a nuisance and an eye sore. It would become a potential health hazard.
  • -Grocers would run out of perishables in two or three days.
  • -Banks would run short of cash and ATM’s would be out of money in as little as a day.
  • -Hospitals and pharmacies would begin running out of medications. For example, some would be out of oxygen in only a day or two.
  • -The clean water supply would quickly be disrupted as vital cargo would not be shipped to water purification plants.
  • -Most gas stations would be out of fuel in less than a week, and some, in a day.

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