Mark your calendars! Here is a list of various truckers “events” scheduled over the next few months.
So far we have found published reports of shutdowns, boycotts, slowdowns and strikes called for on the following dates.
This is from a Fox News article posted on the uscattlehaulers.com website.
Started on Monday March 17th Thomaston, GA March 17 until ??
March 22 Saturday at 2 p.m. at the truck stop I-81 X77. This was found at the fuel price link on the uscattlehaulers.com website. !
APRIL 1, 2008 THROUGH APRIL 5, 2008,
HEADING NORTH, SOUTH, EAST & WEST, KEEP IT AT 35 TO 45 MPH IN PROTEST OF OUR NATION’S ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
March 24 A 24 hour Protest to be held on private property near Vandergrift, PA room for 60 trucks.
March 26- 29 (Truck Show shut down) Louisville, KY This will probably have more attendees than all the other events combined.
March 29- 31 JB Hunt, Werner, Challanger and Schneider shutdown
The first I heard of this was this post on Truckertotrucker.com it is now being reprinted on other sites.
Rating: The big 4 have not returned my requests for information.
April 1, “One day shutdown”
Visit www.uscattlehaulers.com for more information
This was taken from the TruckertoTrucker.com website.
“With various dates being spread around, I belive April 1st is plenty of time. I think there will be a lot of trucks parked in GA before then. Those still riding will do so at their own peril. I am not taking this laying down. If you work while I fight for my survival and yours, then don't bitch when you have to pick your teeth up off the ground. Park them NOW.
Posted by CAPTDASH on March 18, 2008 at 7:53 PM”
Rating: Violence threatened
April 2-4 TX I35W MM 66, Parking of trucks flying of signs, bring lawn chairs.
Trucker Strike April 3-8????
“I was told that, at least on the CB around Cleveland, drivers are talking about a strike on April 3rd to the 8th. Now, I read on the internet, it's supposed to be planned for the 1st of April~ CBS is also supposed to have a special onthe 28th of March about this strike~ I was wondering if any of you folks have heard anything about this. I realize that it will be far fetched because it's hard to get anybody to agree to anything~ especially us”
Also at this forum is a 12 question and answer report from Buckshot in a live interview with the possible organizer of the Cleveland event. His report is well worth reading. Let’s hope that the media does not find that guy.
Rating: Caution! Violence threatened
May 1 – 8 The “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH BOYCOTT” as posted on the truckertotrucker.com website.
“I will encourage all to assist in stopping the flow of fuels for that one week. Whether that means blocking fuel pumps, refineries, or any other non violent means someone can come up with. This is long overdue.
Posted by Shoestring1 on March 21, 2008 at 12:52 AM”
Rating: Possible Violence Although the poster calls for this to be “non violent”, be prepared for violence if drivers are blocking pumps or roads.
To read more about these events you may go to the following websites:
As you can see these are a well coordinated, well thought out events that are sure to get lots of media attention for truckers.
Is this what is called "all sticking together?" We can not agree on a date let alone an agenda.