Why are ships backed up off the coast of California?

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?


California is a ■■■■ hole. The ships should weigh anchor and head to the Ports in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale.


just imagine if the president weren’t a democrat dolt carefully coddled by idiot media and this was going on

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nothing matters more to deranged democrats than the things that ruin the country

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Who would have guessed! Progs in California screw-up the rest of our lives.


Your article makes an assertion and doesn’t back it up.

The port back ups are caused by an increase in demand and a decrease in labor.

Also we already have an thread on this: Democrats Creating Artificial Shortages that will Lead to Recession - #269 by Ceasar

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a nice testament to the depth of the ineptitude of this leftist child clown administration


fire more over the vax

that’ll fix things huh?

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funny no one’s blanketing this thread with idiotic lefty media narratives

no supply chain issues then?

Yes, they should.


Bring 'em into the Gulf. We’ll unload 'em.


Oh. This thread is being blanketed.

oh umkay

< checks wristwatch >

There is probably some truth in that. The COVID lockdowns reduced demand in for the first few months after the new EPA rule went in effect in October 2020.

Only now are we seeing the full impact of the new rules.

For now it looks like we can either change the stupid rule or cancel Christmas. Biden appears to be choosing the latter.


Let’s Go Brandon


psaki says this is all because things are going so well

idnt that priceless? ha


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It looks like Amazon is doing just that, but only for high-priority shipping. Here the video from the link in the OP.

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The California Truck and Bus Regulation and Drayage Truck Regulation, which is supposedly the cause of a supposed truck shortage, was enacted in 2011.

haha. nothing to see here…