In his April 4 blog post, Trucker to Trucker's George Wilkins suggested a rolling state fuel boycott. George asked, "What would happen if truckers refused to purchase diesel fuel in Indiana for a week or two?" Well, we're about to find out! In an April 8 comment to George's post, Sonny came up with a fuel boycott schedule and asked us to pass the word.
"Economics WILL get their attention," said Sonny. "If only 100 trucks a day participate -- that's 700 trucks a week at about $1,000 to fill up -- that's a little less than three-quarters of a million dollars. That's not counting sales besides those at the pump. Now take a guess how many trucks cross any given state per day; and if only a small percentage takes part, that's still a pretty LOUD statement!"
Here's the boycott schedule. If you can, blast through each state without stopping for fuel or anything else. Let's see what the power of the dollar can do for us.
- April 6-12: IL, NJ, NM, UT
- April 13-19: IN, NY, MS, NC
- April 20-26: PA, VA, AR, GA
- April 27-May 3: OH, SC, FL, IA
- May 4-10: CT, AL, OR, CO