Without truckers, grocery stores and retailers would soon run out of supplies. Food shortages would suddenly come true. Drinking water would be scarce in regions where the chemicals needed to purify water are delivered by trucks. Health conditions would be drastically affected.
Hospitals would start to run out of basic medical supplies. The first 24 hours would be the most damaging to the medical field. Due to non-delivery, medical supplies would run out. Hospitals would run out of basic supplies, such as syringes and catheters.
So, if the trucking delivery network stopped, hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies would quickly run out of basic necessities. Looking for a check from your employer or a gift from a family member? It is very likely that you will not receive it, as USPS, FedEx, UPS and other package delivery operations would cease. The avalanche of food shortages would also take place in one day and gas stations would start to run out of fuel. In addition, without the manufacture of components and trucks for the delivery of products, assembly lines would be closed, causing unemployment for thousands of people.
In less than a month, the entire health system will be paralyzed by anything other than the most vital surgery or the simplest treatment. All factories in North America will be offline and no one will be paid. Cities will become cesspools when garbage trucks stop carrying waste and sewer trucks no longer break water and sewer pipes clogged by bilge. The American Trucking Association described what would happen if truck trips were interrupted, noting that trucks keep several industries afloat.
In this blog, we'll take a quick look at the importance of the trucking industry based on what would happen if the trucking industry collapsed and all trucked products never reached their destination.