Friday, July 1, 2022

What happens when the trucks stop?

I found this over at 90 Miles 

Entire U.S. supply of diesel engine oil may be wiped out in 8 weeks… no more oil until 2023 due to “Force Majeure” additive chemical shortages

I am going to err on the side of caution and share this with you.

You guys can make up your own minds whether this is fear mongering or has a grain of truth to it.

If this is true, and we are truly about to run out of diesel engine oil, reading the article I find indications maybe 20 to 40% of our nations trucks possibly could be out of commission by mid fall 2022. 

Oh. If you don't read anything else in the article, go to about the middle where they ask some people supposedly in the industry what happens when trucks stop and they say we will just deliver by train.

The author asks them what fuel trains run on and they say Coal.

If this is the case any grocery store shortages we have seen thus far will be small by comparison.

So now may be a grand time to go to the grocery store and pay those inflated prices.


  1. Coal? Judgement of Judah level ignorance here. Trains run on Diesel aside from very few tiny tourist trains burning coal as even those the EPA tries to smother. The NH Cog Railroad still has a single coal burner and has special very expensive trips with it.

    As I've been saying for more than a year buy storable foods, everything in Walmart's dry goods can be kept for well over two years in a normal home storage. Better if kept cool and dry.

    Buy what you eat, store what you eat, First IN, First Out so you never lose old food behind the newer cans.

    Unless you're going to stop eating next year OR you feel that prices will be cheaper next year (if so, please share your work here) what is the LOSS if there is still plenty on the shelves next year?

    1. Exactly right Michael. Things are shaping up to get a little sporty come november.

  2. "A little sporty come November" a master understatement friend.

    Folks OPSEC, the hardest part for me to work out is getting my Kids and Grands to understand they can't just feed their friends just this once.

    I've been to places where real hunger is an issue. Where dumpster diving behind the barracks was the main meal of the day. It was illegal but we ignored it as long as they were quiet and kept it tidy.

    Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.