Here is an observation I found about the current supply-chain crisis:
The trucking issue with California LA ports, ie the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB), is that all semi tractors have to be current with new California emissions standards. As a consequence, that mean trucks cannot be older than 3 years if they are to pick up or deliver containers at those ports. This issue wipes out approximately half of the fleet trucks used to move containers in/out of the port. Operating the port 24/7 will not cure the issue, because all it does is pile up more containers that sit idle as they await a limited number of trucks to pick them up. THIS is the central issue . . .
Here is a link to the EPA settlement document:
The obvious short-term solution is the waive the air-pollution rules that effectively banned half of the available trucks.
Is the Biden administration so incompetent to miss such an obvious solution?
Or is this issue only a part of the problem?