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Drivers Protest October 11,2013

Discussion in 'General Expediter Forum' started by Bruno, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Bruno

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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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  2. zorry

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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

    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

    I will let you know when to come over. :D
     
  6. davekc
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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    Or that $50.00 dollar daily rate.:cool:
     
  7. xiggi

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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    Maybe they can get the McDonalds workers to join in.

    Sent from my Fisher Price ABC-123.
     
  8. cheri1122
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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. :mad:
     
  9. RoadTime
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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 :rolleyes:
     
  10. OntarioVanMan
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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    Naw...........
     
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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.
     
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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    BUT..that is NOT what the aim of the protest is for.....as said before they should be going to show disgust in FMSCA ...
     
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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    You would have to protest other drivers to fix the rate problems.

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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    Taken from the TRUCKERS TO SHUTDOWN AMERICA facebook page...

    I would like to know where is said that the truckers are limited to strike only on trucking issues such as hours of service, detention time, coercion, congestion, driver pay, etc. Are they not American citizen first? How can the Truckers negotiate with a corrupt system? Obamacare is an un-Constitutional law that will affect every trucker and family as well as every American.
    The President of the United States is linked to many unresolved scandals that have a direct effect on every American citizen including the Trucker. The President has dishonored his oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America and is arming the enemy which is High Treason and should be removed from office.
    I am very happy to know that the American Trucker is very concerned about these issues and are willing to put it on the line to wake the American people and Congress up taking issue to DC in a convoy with no delivers for three days. After all it is their right as American citizen that happen to have very large trucks that are taking three days off.
    So, for some that cannot understand the reason for this strike or shut down, it is very simple. Impeaching the President of the United States is a good start at restoring the Constitution of the United States of America and its people by removing the problem. All the other scandals and issues will be resolved.

    Sounds like theres no plan, just rambling partisan anger just like whats happening in DC....Some may do it, some may park, but when they start with the Anti Muslim, Anti Obama stuff they lose me, I dont agree with everything the guys does.....Stick to the HOS, RULES, LAWS, AND FUEL COSTS and achieve something instead of looking like prejudiced boobs.
     
  18. wvcourier

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    Re: Drivers Protest November or October 11,2013

    This would be a good opportunity to usher in a Martial Law. Something dosent seem right about this protest. Blame collapse on the Truckers. But might be good for business for expeditors.

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