It's an intricate system that keeps America's infrastructure flowing smoothly. According to an American Trucking Association report, shutting down truck operations would result in elevated threat levels, terrorist attacks, and shortages of day to day supplies. Healthcare could spiral to pandemic proportions and food shortages would be overwhelming.
And yet, government agencies may erroneously limit truck operations in response to a natural disaster, elevated threat or terrorist attack. Doing so could be worse than the problem itself. Needed medicines, food, medical supplies and more would not reach those who need them.
If trucks stop, so will other forms of travel, and you and your family will be stuck with an inability to reach your bug-out destination, or getting to an area of the country with supplies. Unimaginable consequences could occur if the trucks don't run and the roads are closed.
Check out this list of consequences and determine what you need to add to your prepper cache.
Something else to consider: are you fit enough to bug out on foot?