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23 March 2008
Trucker Shutdown - Truckers Events Schedule

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:
www.cdlofit.ning.com
www.uscattletruckers.com
www.ooida.com
www.truckertotrucker.com
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.

Posted by capt klutterbuck at 8:55 AM  |  LINK to this post  |  7 comment s  |  Subscribe


capt klutterbuck thanks for keeping us informed with this excellent list.
Posted by TruckerJim on March 23, 2008 at 8:57 AM


Fellas lets at least get this one right,because it means more NOW than it ever has. We need to side-up, organize and finally execute a plan that we all profit from. If we leave anyone behind we will have failed. C'MON you guys lets get this thing going. Hawkeye
Posted by mike frederick on March 24, 2008 at 4:05 PM


I hope you guys know that striking/shutting down is illegal. The President can call the military into YOUR trucks to get things where they need to go. It's a "vacation" that we need to be working on! Check out the site www.truckers4change.com to see what I mean!
Posted by BobbiJo Brown on March 25, 2008 at 4:56 PM


aint happening, this whole thing is impotent, whining and griping. im on the road the 1st, probably will see most of you guys too.
Posted by carl larsen on March 29, 2008 at 1:08 AM


Folks, this goes way beyond the fuel prices. It's part of the plan to bring about the North American Union. A country that is strong and everybody is working will never give up their sovereignty, but a country where the people are hungry and homeless will do anything to get a bite to eat. The fuel prices will destroy America. The foreclosure rate has sky rocketed and people are losing their jobs. If you really love this country, stand strong and stick to the shutdown until they cry uncle.
Posted by strawman on April 1, 2008 at 7:14 AM


I can't believe no-one is taking this "vacation" very serious. I have seen the truckers protest today on CNN, Headline News, and Fox News yet the broadcasts lasted a whole 5 seconds. The US won't believe the truckers "vacation" unless we all stick together. Shuting down here and there is a start, but we have to shut down all at once. Just a little tid bit..if the tanker trucks that haul the fuel for everyone shut down first the 3 bigger companies that aren't supporting this will have no choice-duh. My husband and I are shuting down even though we really can't afford it. Have a safe "vacation" those who take one.
Posted by wife of o/o driver on April 1, 2008 at 11:49 AM


I am not in the industry, but I do support your protest. And if people would realize it is already beginning to affect the consumer. Also, rumor is floating of a protest and slowdown on I79 Friday. Anything to it? Please email me
Posted by Stacey Schoolcraft on April 2, 2008 at 10:39 PM