NELLES: Those ‘Transitory’ Supply Chain Issues? Uh, They’re Here for a While, And Here’s Why…

Do you remember being told inflationary pressures were transitory? You were told the same thing about the supply chain issues, and that our Secretary of Transportation, Mayor Pete, would fix everything once he returned from paternity leave. Much like inflation, the supply chain disaster is not transitory, and will likely be with us through 2023, when a pending global recession and stagflation will allow it to recover. There are four major drivers of the supply chain problems the global economy is facing: challenges in Asia, ocean freight and port issues, over-the-road trucking issues, and labor. Challenges in Asia. Asia is a

Biden Bans Unvaxed Truckers From US, Exacerbating Supply Chain Carnage.

The Biden White House is requiring all non-U.S. citizens – including Mexican and Canadian truck drivers – to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter the country via all land ports of entry and ferry terminals. The move is certain to exacerbate existing supply chain issues in the United States. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the new policy on January 22nd: “The Department of Homeland Security will require that non-U.S. individuals entering the United States via land ports of entry or ferry terminals along our Northern and Southern borders be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and be prepared to show related proof of vaccination,” explained Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “These new restrictions will apply to