Truckers Stage National Slowdown Over Diesel Prices – 05/01/08
Few feel the skyrocketing fuel prices more than the truckers who keep the product flowing along our nation’s highways. This May 1 they are asking for solidarity from drivers across the country. Jesse Russell reports:
Long-haul truckers are putting on the brakes today and are asking other drivers to join them. Diesel fuel prices have reached a record of $4.20 per gallon in some places and the average tractor trailer takes 125-gallons to fill a tank. The long haulers don’t feel that Washington is hearing their plight and over the month of April they have been launching guerilla slow downs in some the country’s biggest cities by driving five miles per hour below the speed limit.