Joe Biden’s level of incompetence never ceases to amaze.
To address global supply chain problems, Biden offered a possible solution which immediately raised eyebrows.
Biden proposes allowing truck drivers to work overnight.
However, this solution to resolve delays is something that already takes place, Western Journal notes.
“Here’s the video of President Biden explaining why truckers can make more progress by being allowed to drive overnight and off-peak hours of AM and PM rush hours because — wait for it — the roads aren’t as crowded,” writes Curtis Houck of NewsBusters.
“And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, will help fix the supply chain,” he says .
Watch the clip:
Here's the video of President Biden explaining why truckers can make more progress by being allowed to drive overnight and off-peak hours of AM and PM rush hours because — wait for it — the roads aren't as crowded.
And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, will help fix the supply chain pic.twitter.com/e35xse5AB7
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 13, 2021
Biden said, “That means an increase in the hours for workers to be moving cargo off ships and onto trucks and railcars to get to their destination.”
“And more than that, the night hours are critical for increasing the movement of goods because highways are less crowded in the evening, at night,” Biden added.
In a statement, thepresident and CEO of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Todd Spencer responded to Biden’s comments.
Spencer said, “Truckers have been working tirelessly to keep the country safe and productive throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“They have already been operating around the clock but are often restricted by factors beyond their control such as excessive detention time and the lack of readily-available, safe parking for their trucks,” Spencer added.
“These problems must finally be addressed if the administration hopes to implement any significant supply chain solutions,” he coninued.
“Most of what we are seeing is not a surprise to our members who have been plagued with dysfunction in the supply chain for decades, and it’s not realistic to expect the supply chain will suddenly operate efficiently on a 24/7 schedule when drivers aren’t being fully paid for their time,” Spencer concluded.
More from Western Journal:
Earlier in his remarks, Biden also mentioned that the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, which are responsible for roughly 40 percent of shipping containers in the United States, are currently operating 24/7 — which is not necessarily true.
“After weeks of negotiations and working with my team and with the major union retailers and freight movers, the Port of Los Angeles announced today that it’s going to begin operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” Biden said.
The Long Beach Post News reported that no terminal at the Port of Long Beach is currently operating around the clock.
“It’s a bit of a process, it’s not an overnight thing,” Port of Long Beach spokesman Lee Peterson told the outlet in a phone call about the transition.
Biden pulled a classic politician move and made the solutions sound much better than they actually are, and the delays before the holiday season will likely worsen.