What real trucking protests are like

April 4, 2008

 Ripped from the headlines from my local news today:

About a half-dozen truck drivers are protesting high fuel prices by driving their rigs slower than normal this morning on Interstate 77 in York County.

The drivers are accompanied by troopers from the S.C. Highway Patrol, who reportedly are trying to prevent the truckers from blocking traffic.

The truck caravan began about 7 a.m. from a truck stop at Exit 65. The truckers are going northbound. Reporters at the scene say the drivers are averaging about 40 mph, but traffic is moving. At 8 a.m., the drivers were near Rock Hill.

It is unclear how far north they plan to drive on I-77.

http://www.charlotte.com/breaking_news/story/566323.html

An attempt to recreate what other truckers have done else where in the US:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23903144/

Now, let the Europeans show you how to do a trucking protest:

http://www.france24.com/france24Public/en/archives/news/world/20071212-Italy-truckers-strike-price-fuel-diesel-romano-prodi.php

http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/9711/07/france.strike.over/index.html

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