Some are asking what date is the shutdown & what will happen ?
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.
And then you have the energy crisis. Dick Cheney has set the Energy Policy in this country for the last eight years. He must be held accountable.
Big oil, big media & greedy politicians have told us the BIG LIE.
They want us to blame China, India or speculators- anyone but them- for the increase in demand & high fuel cost.
But that's a BIG LIE. Why, because they omit what driving low mileage tanks & humvees all over the desert, or transporting equipment & troops- not just service members but private contractors which outnumber our troop levels, or what effect the surge is having on supply & demand. Did you notice the highest spike in prices at the pump coincided with 'the surge'.
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Did you know that the Department of Defense is the biggest purchaser of oil in the world?
Here's the next BIG LIE: Protests are ineffective.
Remember the President of the United States asking the Saudis to increase oil production not once but twice & both times the Saudis refused- even with a multi-billion dollar arms deal on the table, claiming the problem was speculators not supply & demand? But then as soon as Europe erupted in gas strikes the Saudis did a 180 & promised to increase output.
Only 'We the People' can end the lies, the greed and the total theft of our country.
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"
Truckers Plan Strike on September 11th
This message is to all people who don't think they can do without trucks and trucking in general.
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.
Whether you call it the world financial structure, the U.S. culture of waste, or the ability of the common man to make a decent living, the system is broken. It's time for the common man to go on strike. Join or support the March on Washingon (more...