News /

White House to Announce UPS, FedEx and Walmart Will Begin 24/7 Service to Address Supply Chain Problems


The White House will announce that FedEx, Walmart and UPS will be moving to round the clock service to address supply chain issues, according to reports.

The announcement is expected to come on Wednesday.

The carriers “will make commitments towards moving to 24/7 working during off-peak hours,” senior administration officials said in a call with reporters on Tuesday evening.

“The federal government will be a strong and willing partner in this effort in the near term but also in rebuilding a better system for the 21st century,” the officials said, according to a report from NBC News. “We’ll be working with stakeholders across the supply chain for a 90-day sprint to the end of the year to troubleshoot and alleviate many of the bottlenecks we can quickly address.”

The report added that “President Joe Biden will meet Wednesday with leaders of the Port of Los Angeles, the Port of Long Beach, California, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to discuss congestion at the ports. The White House will also meet with executives from Walmart, UPS and Home Depot about supply chain issues.”

Ports have been backed up for months due to COVID outbreaks and worker shortages. It has caused extreme delays in shipments from Asia and supply chain shortages across the US.

As Timcast previously reported, a whopping 82 percent of Americans are scared that supply chain issues and shortages will ruin their life plans — according to a recent poll.

Ninety-one percent of the 1,000 survey respondents said that they will be changing their buying behavior moving forward. This includes 49 percent who plan to buy in bulk and stock up on items to avoid running out, 39 percent who say they will pre-order whenever possible, 31 percent who plan to shop more in person than online and 21 percent who plan to spend more on experiences than physical products.

*For corrections please email [email protected]*

12 responses to “White House to Announce UPS, FedEx and Walmart Will Begin 24/7 Service to Address Supply Chain Problems”

  1. CrispyBacon says:

    Confirming once again that the people trying to run the country are CLUELESS. Cut the red tape and get out of the way!

  2. DeafBabydwiver says:

    I work for fedex express I don’t know what more they want we’re under staffed using rental vans. I’ve been working 6 days a week 60-70 hours a week since this started. We’re about tired of this. If they try to pull a vax pass I’m out I don’t give a fuck I’ll go be a CDL driver and just live in my truck.

  3. chickens.forever says:

    FYI that I just learned.. Long Beach port was SOLD TO A CHINESE COMPANY back in 2012 by the encouragement and approval of ‘ol hussein dumbshit back in 2012. Realizing it was a natl security threat the Trump admin forced it to be sold to what nobody knew at the time was an investment firm of whom is nothing but a shell company of …… you guessed it… the CCP. Not much for Wikipedia but it did serve as a great source to provide a great overview and names of each of the 2 companies of which I did research and verify myself. In short…. this is all by design and has EVERYTHING to do with the let’s go Brandon admin being the CCP’S little lap dog bitch and working together to create and exacerbate this whole mess. If we the people don’t stand up here quick and overturn this high jacked election and get these sell outs out of control, this country is totally fucked.

  4. TheInfamousScratch says:

    They’re full of shit 99% of the time

  5. rottingvermin says:

    I’m confused. The distribution centers of these businesses have been running 24 hrs. Walmart stores have employees working in stores during their closed hours. If the administration cared to solve supply chain issues they would suspend truck drivers’ hours of service regulations like they did at the beginning of Covid.

  6. itchy says:

    Look at all the great reset language used here:
    “The federal government will be a strong and willing partner in this effort in the near term but also in rebuilding a better system for the 21st century,” the officials said, according to a report from NBC News. “We’ll be working with stakeholders across the supply chain for a 90-day sprint to the end of the year to troubleshoot and alleviate many of the bottlenecks we can quickly address.”

    You’re absolutely right it will make things worse, overworking already overworked carriers, freight drivers, sorters, etc. That’s the goal.

  7. Ghxstleader says:

    Corporations are the government

  8. Swiftmind says:

    I was wondering the same. What does the executive branch have to do with shipping companies? Are our tax dollars now funding the overtime?

  9. Will_Was_Here says:

    24/7 Operation will make the labor shortage increase and prices go up even more.

    When I worked on one jobsite that the company was behind they wanted you to work 7/10hr days a week. The turnover on that job was insane and the end result was a lousy end product. Time and half wasn’t enough for people to stick around.

  10. Doughppe says:

    Exactly!

  11. Element says:

    Why would the white house announce what private companies are going to do?

  12. E_jeck says:

    Doesn’t 24/7 operation mean more electricity and petroleum will be used contributing more CO2 to the lower atmosphere? I thought they wanted less greenhouse gas in the atmosphere; not more. What’s going on here?