We're counting down the minutes to the start of the Enough Is Enough nationwide truck boycott. D-Day is Thursday, May 1. Rallies and boycotts are expected across the country. Truckers who rallied today in Washington DC are already on their way to New York for a May Day rally.
A lot of Americans are supporting truckers, but many Americans are clueless. They don't seem to think a truck boycott will impact on their lives. Well, they're wrong. Trucks carry most of America's goods. A truck boycott means empty shelves in the store. If you need a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk, come Thursday we're hoping you'll have a hard time finding it at your local Wal-Mart.
As diesel prices and economic factors push up the cost of food and other goods, "It needs to be made clear independent drivers are not benefiting from these rises in prices," said OOIDA spokesowman Norita Taylor.
"The average person doesn't know how $4 diesel gas prices can affect their life," American Farm Bureau economist Jim Sartwelle told the Tampa Tribune. The intent of the truck boycott "is for people to go to the store, see something's not there and see a link," he explained. "The cost of filling a semi has doubled in a short period of time. It's been tough on them." Amen!