Here's the what, why, & when of it.
The reason for this shutdown is not to hurt this country in any way shape or form. But is in fact a peaceful method of sending a message to Washington, D.C. That we do indeed need help & our industry is the backbone of life in America as we know it.
The why of it covers issues that you & I as truckers, both O/Os & Co. drivers face on a daily basis. These problems range from excessive Regulations ie., Fuel, Federal & State Fuel tax's, excessive DOT regulations on NON-SAFETY related items, Excessive Insurance Pre., The list goes on & on.
The when of it, is when we as an industry send a Strong message to the otherwise FOOLS in Washington, D.C. that "enough is enough"
We Will Be Heard.
I & Thousands of You have been telling people for Years now, that a change needed to take place. I have received more than a thousand e-mails from truckers who wrote to let him know they are ready to go on strike now. Among them were two drivers associations — both in Florida — with a combined total of more than 100,000 trucks.
Well, here's your chance to Stand Up for Yourself & let The World know We will Stand Strong. "one for all and all for one"
If you don't already know trucking move 95% of the items you buy in the store everyday.
The rising fuel costs and the lower rates that some "brokers" give to carriers is the reason behind the strike.
If you think that you don't need trucks...imagine how hard it will be to get gas from the corner store if there isn't any.
Show you're support for truckers...if you see a driver ...thank him for bringing the stuff he hauls to your store.
I'll add more later.