Gas Shortage

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  1. bnob

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    Anyone else seeing gas stations run out of gas this evening? Upstate of SC is in a panic and gas stations have long lines and are starting to run out. I assume this is a result of the colonial pipeline shut down due to ransomware.
     
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  2. fucktx

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    it’s due to there not being enough truck drivers

    that’s legitimately the reason
     
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  3. fucktx

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    short term that may be the reason, but we’re in for a long term gas shortage due to lack of truck drivers
     
  4. Fudd

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    Someone get bertwing some Taco Bell stat
     
  5. Dump

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    stations are fine here
     
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  6. Kevintensity

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    We're running out of everything
     
  7. southlick

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    You're not on the east coast Dump
     
  8. Dump

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    :texassmug:
     
  9. Cornelius Suttree

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    I noticed gas went above $3 in a pretty rural area and thought that was odd because it had been pretty low for a while
     
  10. fucktx

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    most of it can be chalked up to supply chain and logistics issues and it’s not going to be resolved until next year some time at the earliest
     
  11. fucktx

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    shut up dump it’ll happen here too
     
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  12. Dump

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  13. UncleJesse

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    I work in logistics so I knew this was coming. Filled up several 55 gallon drums with fuel that will now go to the highest bidder.

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  14. fucktx

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    seriously been waiting for all of this to happen. shit sitting around for a year has consequences. went from the lowest freight costs in years to the highest in the matter of a year. so many trucking companies that went out of business last year are kicking themselves in the asses right now
     
  15. UncleJesse

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    Seriously, it was a total 180 degree swing. Trucking companies are printing money right now.
     
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  16. fucktx

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    tldr pretty much every fucking thing we buy is going to be expensive until truckload costs go down because if someone desperately needs something they’re paying out of their asses for it
     
  17. UncleJesse

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    Freight rate from Chicago to Huntsville at the beginning of the year average was 1200. Today it is 2600.
     
  18. fucktx

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    had to move something today from the LA area to houston today. moved it in december for about $1900. today it was $5100
     
  19. BudKilmer

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    Seeing the death throes of both democracy (lol) and capitalism is pretty wild
     
  20. ashy larry

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    got plenty of that gas over here :ths:
     
  21. fucktx

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    wait until you hear about the fact that chick fil a/popeyes/kfc are going to run out of chicken soon
     
  22. Lyrtch

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    so tmb should start a trucking company i guess
     
  23. UncleJesse

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    Fuck an island, let’s get us some Kenworths.
     
  24. fucktx

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    UncleJesse and i and the rest of the logistics nerds can run the operations
     
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  26. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Glad I bought an electric car last year I guess.

    Why was shit sitting around for a year? Lockdowns created low demand?
     
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  27. Lyrtch

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    one of the strangest reactions to supply constraints has been that basically every product hasn't really changed in price, companies are just making people wait. seeing it a ton in household appliances/furniture/etc.

    you'd think a shitty dishwasher would just cost 2k but nope no price change just gotta wait
     
  28. fucktx

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    most of it has to do with stuff sitting in china

    now it’s created bottlenecks at ports and people are paying out the ass to move that shit out of the port and pulling truckers away from everything else

    that’s not all that’s happened but arguably the biggest reason
     
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  29. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    We did experience this when shopping for furniture after getting the second stimulus money, my wife really wanted a specific couch and the quickest we could get one was at least three months out. Didn't seem very unreasonable or unexpected to me given how globally everything has been fucked in the ass.
     
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  30. Corky Bucek

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    Container prices from Asia :killme:
     
  31. fucktx

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    there are dozens of ships just sitting around at the LA port waiting to be unloaded that have been there for weeks right now
     
  32. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Right, but why was it sitting in China and not moving out?
     
  33. Lyrtch

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    yeah we bought a place in march so now furnishing it

    couch won't be in until july, but the rest the furniture should be here in 3 weeks (we ordered it last week). asked them about price increases since january and they said nothing so far.
     
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  34. fucktx

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    factories closed in china mainly
     
  35. Henry Blake

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    A couple of more hacks by Russia and we'll have a stew going.
     
  36. dblplay1212

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    We've been waiting for a bed since October.
     
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  37. Lyrtch

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    car lease runs out in july, need to lock down the new car stat i guess
     
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  38. fucktx

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    good luck buying anything at all that’s made of wood lmao

    you’ll be buying it for 4x what it worth

    can’t wait until people lose it when electronics and cars double in price for a while
     
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  39. fucktx

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    absolutely or you’re going to be fucked. not just money wise but you might not even find one

    rental car places are buying up used cars by the boatloads and of course new cars will be difficult to produce
     
  40. JGator1

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    Browsing job boards and I have noticed there are tons of truck driver jobs available, I assume they're taking anyone right now?
     
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  41. fucktx

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    can’t have a gas shortage if no one can buy a car

    4d chess by joe
     
  42. fucktx

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    yeah as long as they have a cdl

    drivers can negotiate their pay to pretty much whatever they want right now as well
     
  43. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Yeah I've seen a ton of CDL job signs outside all sorts of various big and small warehouse buildings in the Atlanta suburbs here.
     
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  44. Kevintensity

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    I could handle toilet paper and gas but please not this
     
  45. ned's head

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  46. fucktx

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    funny you should include pool supply because

    Summer is around the corner, but anyone looking forward to a refreshing dip in the pool to cool off may be in for a big "shock." A chlorine shortage may make it more difficult for pool owners to buy the sanitizing tabs.

    Chlorine supplies are running low due to a fire at a chemical plant in Louisiana last August that was damaged by Hurricane Laura. As a result, prices for tabs have skyrocketed. A quick look at Amazon shows that a 50-pound bucket of 3-inch chlorine tablets from the In the Swim brand now costs as much as $169.99, about double the normal cost.
     
  47. Dump

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    a.tramp has been telling us this since 2020
     
  48. fucktx

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    i was jk about this but the worse this gets, and it will be much worse, the more these dumb fucks will try to spin it on joe

    and people will listen to that shit when they can’t get their popeyes sandwich
     
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  49. Kevintensity

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    Me this summer

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