What Would Happen If Trucks Stopped?

Posted in Blog, News  
Monday, February 12, 2018

Truck drivers are one of the most important jobs out there. NTB appreciates our drivers commitment to the trucking industry, and understand how crucial it is that our trucks run everyday.

Recently, we found a great infographic exploring what would happen if trucks stopped. Many people outside of the trucking industry do not think about where all of their goods come from, and the severe situation that would result from trucks stopping.

According to the article, if trucks were stopped for twenty- four hours: hospitals would run out of basic supplies, U.S. mail and other package delivery would cease within one day, food shortages would begin to develop, and automobile fuel would dwindle, leading to high prices and long lines at gas pumps. All of these conditions would happen if trucks were only stopped for a mere twenty-four hours.

In 2-3 days, conditions would escalate even further. If trucks were stopped for a few days: service stations would completely run out of fuel, ATM’s would run out of cash and banks would be unable to process transactions, supplies of essential food and water would disappear, and garbage would start piling up in urban and suburban areas.  

By the 4th week of trucks stopping, the nation’s clean water supply would be completely exhausted. Trucks are not just needed to deliver packages like many people think, but they are truly essential to living the way we do today.

Always remember to thank your truck drivers, as it can be a difficult job, but one of the most important!