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    Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    I found this on the web and got a laugh. Its says that truckers are going to shut down America on October 11,2013. I think they mean November 11, 2013 as that is Veterans Day. I have heard this many times over the years and have yet to see it happen since I started driving over the road in 1995. Do I think this will happen? No, as drivers can't agree on anything. Here is the link on Facebook for this.


    https://www.facebook.com/truckerstoshutdownamerica
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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    I think only drivers being offered the 50/50 split will be shutting down.
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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    Nov. 11 would be better, more ducks are down by then!

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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    Quote Originally Posted by layoutshooter View Post
    Nov. 11 would be better, more ducks are down by then!
    Count me in.
    No ducks,,,then we move on to the deer 4 days later.

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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-Ride View Post
    Count me in.
    No ducks,,,then we move on to the deer 4 days later.
    I will let you know when to come over.
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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    Quote Originally Posted by zorry View Post
    I think only drivers being offered the 50/50 split will be shutting down.
    Or that $50.00 dollar daily rate.
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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    Maybe they can get the McDonalds workers to join in.

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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    I expected them to be angry about HOS. FMCSA, CSA, the whole alphabet soup of horrors, but they want to impeach Obama, and remove Muslims "who don't uphold the Constitution" from office, and hold another hearing on Benghazi - WTH?
    Those aren't trucking issues, [and they don't speak for me], and it detracts from the issues that affect our livelihood, IMO. If they manage to obstruct enough traffic, it will only make it harder for truckers to be heard on the issues that are impacting all of us.
    Way to look dumb, truckers.

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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    Sound like the old don't buy gas, food on what ever day, then sales double the next. Way to make a statement


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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    Naw...........
    Last edited by OntarioVanMan; 09-18-2013 at 03:45 AM.
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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    I have to agree with Cheri, If your going to adress Issues in trucking and you really want to protest and be taken seriously, leave the Muslims and Obama and Alex Jones out of it....theres enough stuff with the HOS, CSA, Medical Review Boards, Points, etc etc to keep us parked for a week....

    Now mentioning that I may be out of Expediting and back to the Big Rigs if this offer goes thru, St Louis based carrier, good pay, Insurance, Southern lanes...and Hometime so I can care for my Mom when needed...well see what happens Ive seen lots of offers but Ill be insisting on all things written and signed , after that who knows....

    Would I like to see us all do something that benefits us all, HELL YA, will it happen, Hell No, theres far too many Know it alls and Liberals and Publitards and Tea Party and non union/Union and Old timers and whatever for us to get together and do something that might benefit all of us.

    Throw in Alex Jones and a few Gun Control Nuts, Some Conspiracys, a muslim or three, and nothings gonna happen. Oh I left off the Yellow Penske truck guys who will steal all our jobs and well, Im kinda hopin for the new job.
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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    Count me in for Oct. 11! It's all a bunch of bullcrap and has to change!!!

    Oh, and I have a doctor appointment the 11th...
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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    That is just fine, make jokes while the Brokers and the Company Owners make all the money as they tell you they are broke, but still go on multiple vacations each year and the drivers slowly but surely go broke, lose their trucks and starve to death...well maybe not to death, you know what I mean...did you ever stop and wonder why most owners don't have trucks...and finally when was the last time YOU had a pay raise to help make ends meet, defer truck repairs and off set the raising fuel costs.

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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    No one said it would be easy.
    Sell the truck and become an owner. Or a broker.
    It's easy to get frustrated during tough times.
    Nobody is making you stay in the business.
    OOIDA # 463 ( Yeah, an old fart ). Expediting....It beats working for a living

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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDriver View Post
    That is just fine, make jokes while the Brokers and the Company Owners make all the money as they tell you they are broke, but still go on multiple vacations each year and the drivers slowly but surely go broke, lose their trucks and starve to death...well maybe not to death, you know what I mean...did you ever stop and wonder why most owners don't have trucks...and finally when was the last time YOU had a pay raise to help make ends meet, defer truck repairs and off set the raising fuel costs.
    BUT..that is NOT what the aim of the protest is for.....as said before they should be going to show disgust in FMSCA ...
    Drive less...Make more...$$$...

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