Poll

Outside of ammo, do you think we're going to have more widespread shortages over the next several years and possibly beyond?

Yes.
4 (23.5%)
No.
0 (0%)
Yes and food shortages may begin to hit next year.
2 (11.8%)
Yes, food and a lot of other things will be short too.
11 (64.7%)
No.  All of this is temporary.
0 (0%)
No.  There are currently no shortages and there won't be any.
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 17


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Re: S H O R T A G E S
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2021, 07:02:38 PM »
None of that matters when you do not have enough truck drivers.

They don't have any more equipment than what the current number of drivers is fighting over.
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Re: S H O R T A G E S
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2021, 07:22:28 PM »

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I wasn't clear on the transition between the two.  Warehouses and stores aren't the issue YET.

And, the more I attempt to clarify myself the more I confuse it.

Basically, the ports are such a mess, and our warehouses and stores are so empty, that we aren't in heavy need for warehouse type labor YET.  Once we start filling things up, warehousing and store stocking staff will need to hire more.  At that point Biden will need to decide how the stay at homes will heat their homes and feed themselves.  The big issue is that the longer he keeps them on the government tit the harder it will be to wean them.

As far as the ports, the only way to help them is to manage the flow of ships, so every ship that comes in loaded with goods, leaves with its empties, instead of leaving empty.  Next we need a huge increase of chassis, but that would mean spending billions for equipment that would be used for a few months and then be unneeded.  So, we are best just improving the port flow and continuing to work the equipment to its max.
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Re: S H O R T A G E S
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2021, 02:21:51 AM »
I'm hearing that tires are now on the list of things suffering from massive shortages. Some guys are complaining the larger tire dealers like Discount, are having a 2 to 4 week delay in many of the more common sizes. With a LOT of the overseas tire companies having all but non existent stock available. It's mostly only domestic made tires that are moving slowly through the supply chain.

Large semi tires are particularly becoming difficult to obtain. This will only compound all of these shortages, because it will cut down on the available trucks that are already in short supply to deliver goods. I have no word on aircraft tires becoming hard to get. But if they get hit, it could cripple the airline industry even further, that already is having problems due to pilots refusing to get vaccinated.

Large airliners burn through tires quickly, with many only lasting for around 500 landings. They can be retreaded several times. But again they need product to perform that function. And the larger jets can have 10, to over 16 tires. A 747-400 takes 18 of them.

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Re: S H O R T A G E S
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2021, 09:31:29 AM »
I'm hearing that tires are now on the list of things suffering from massive shortages. Some guys are complaining the larger tire dealers like Discount, are having a 2 to 4 week delay in many of the more common sizes. With a LOT of the overseas tire companies having all but non existent stock available. It's mostly only domestic made tires that are moving slowly through the supply chain.

Large semi tires are particularly becoming difficult to obtain. This will only compound all of these shortages, because it will cut down on the available trucks that are already in short supply to deliver goods. I have no word on aircraft tires becoming hard to get. But if they get hit, it could cripple the airline industry even further, that already is having problems due to pilots refusing to get vaccinated.

Large airliners burn through tires quickly, with many only lasting for around 500 landings. They can be retreaded several times. But again they need product to perform that function. And the larger jets can have 10, to over 16 tires. A 747-400 takes 18 of them.

Not surprised.
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Re: S H O R T A G E S
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2021, 01:59:12 PM »
I saw several reports today stating that some financial analysts are saying this Thanksgiving will be the most expensive in US history, with some items at 40-50 % higher than they were two years ago.

And the buffoon-in-chief has the audacity to speak to the public and say things are better.
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Re: S H O R T A G E S
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Re: S H O R T A G E S
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2021, 06:38:00 PM »
I saw several reports today stating that some financial analysts are saying this Thanksgiving will be the most expensive in US history, with some items at 40-50 % higher than they were two years ago.

And the buffoon-in-chief has the audacity to speak to the public and say things are better.

The one month...1 month just to be clear...increase in grocery prices for the latest information is 5% average.  Meat, poultry and fish...only up fifteen percent...15%.

Many people want to believe in what tickles their ears so they don't have to think.  Those people should never be allowed to vote...or breed for that matter.
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Re: S H O R T A G E S
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2021, 01:15:16 AM »
The one month...1 month just to be clear...increase in grocery prices for the latest information is 5% average.  Meat, poultry and fish...only up fifteen percent...15%.

Many people want to believe in what tickles their ears so they don't have to think.  Those people should never be allowed to vote...or breed for that matter.

Off road diesel has jumped $.45 this month.   
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Re: S H O R T A G E S
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2021, 07:51:10 AM »
Yeah.  Food and fuel are omitted from the CPI stats.  I suspect so the politicians can lie with a straight face about inflation.
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Re: S H O R T A G E S
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2021, 11:51:35 PM »
Off road diesel has jumped $.45 this month.

Diesel has gone over the $4.50 @ gallon mark at some stations here.

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Re: S H O R T A G E S
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2021, 03:00:33 PM »
Just got a call from the trucking company  I am using to bring the icf blocks down from Canada, $400 increase per load.  I will be shopping around, but for now I will have to eat it.   Thats $1200 more ever time they show up.   I get 4 homes per 3 trucks.

Rebar has become  an issue as well.  3 is still out there, but it is hard to find number 5 right now.

I already bought  all the wire for the track.  I am debating  on buying all the pipe.  Thr problem is lack of storage.  I have 8 plates of romex in my garage lol
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