Friday, October 22, 2021

The "Bottleneck" is California


From an article by Andrea Widberg...

The conventional wisdom from the left is that the VIRUS is the reason for stalled container ships off the California coast.  (NOT THE COMPLETE STORY)

Problem # 1

California's new laws are NOT mentioned.  Trucks with engines built before 2011 are not allowed in the container off load area and drivers must be 21 years of age now, no longer just 18.

To solve the truck problem, California mandated that older trucks be replaced with electric trucks (which don't exist yet).

Half of the nation's truckers are now prohibited from picking up containers in California.  You don't hear about that of course.

In an effort to solve the problem, California compliant trucks have been taking shipments to the state border, where the load is transferred to non-compliant trucks.  This has just built another bottleneck.

Problem # 2

California's new law AB-5 killed the gig economy.  Traditionally ports are served by owner operators. AB-5 BANNED OWNER/OPERATORS WHO ARE NOT UNION.  So, there just aren't nearly enough trucks to handle the job.  Biden's grandstanding about operating the ports 24/7 won't make a difference.

The unions win and the Democrats win, the media punts but the average AMERICAN CITIZEN loses.    Does any of this surprise you ?

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