Truckers Strike: April 1, 2008

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I had to leave my bed of fever to post this, since my earlier entry about the April 1, 2008 Truckers Strike is the most popular item this week.

I’ve just looked around the Net and I see the forces of disruption are at work.

Attention Truckers: Many of you will be seeing numerous dates for the “strike.”

The official date is April 1st.

None other.

Don’t let the bastards confuse you and divide you into smaller groups or even simply deflate your courage.

April 1, 2008.

And as for everyone else: We should do a buyer’s strike in solidarity.

God bless the American trucker!

Supplemental links:

Truckers Strike April 1, 2008 at the Truckers Forum
TRUCKERS ROCK !! – Owner Operators joined by Corporate Haulers in Shutdown at Godlike Productions
Attention!!! at High Diesel
Trucker Strike at MySpace

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17 Comments on “Truckers Strike: April 1, 2008”

  1. tim campbell Says:

    I,m looking foward to all the greedy bastards thats responsible for these soaring fuel prices they don,t worry ,their already rich they have never experienced the suffering and worrying of how they are going to feed their families or keeping a roof over thier head ,IF only they could just leave things alone ,live and let live ,its all about greed and power ,their so danm stupid ,they can,t see where this is all leading up to ,in the end everything and everybody will pay dearly these S-O-B,s don,t give a danm about nobody but their selfs these kind are the ones that are destroying the world,lets all stick together truckers and carry out this strike or we,ll wish we had later,yes i to am a o/o I,m shutting down all 38 trucks of mine down april 1st GUARANTEED you rich ass holes causing all this pain remember this the love of money is the roots of evil.

  2. Sara Homan Says:

    Hi,

    I’m a Realtor and belong to a network of Realtors numbering over 80,000. How can we support you and participate in this strike???

    Sara Homan
    sarahomanrealtor@yahoo.com


  3. why thank you for your kind words!!!

    http://www.qctimes.com/articles/2008/03/19/news/iowa/doc47e03e9ea03bd427238845.txt

    http://www.nationalledger.com/artman/publish/article_272619638.shtml

    http://www.stjoenews.net/news/2008/mar/25/it-makes-it-lot-harder-survive/

    http://www.journalinquirer.com/articles/2008/03/24/business/doc47e7c7c7f14a1907210554.txt

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=695995407

    http://www.kswo.com/Global/story.asp?S=8065926

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-tue-trucks-repo-diesel-mar25,0,3589923.story

    http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2008/Mar08/032408/032408-01.htm

    http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/CA6545569.html

    http://money.cnn.com/2008/03/27/news/economy/diesel_impact/index.htm?cnn=yes

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23436726/

    http://www.theindependent.com/stories/03152008/new_diesel15.shtml

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/12/AR2008031203670.html?hpid=sec-business

    http://www.kwch.com/Global/story.asp?S=8049452

    http://www.ksnt.com/home/ticker/16767641.html

    http://www.newschannel5.com/Global/story.asp?S=8031423

    http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2008/Mar08/031708/031708-02.htm

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/business/2008/03/19/sanchez.truckers.fuel.prices.cnn?iref=videosearch

    http://www.nytimes.com/glogin?URI=http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/11/business/11diesel.html&OQ=_rQ3D1Q26refQ3Dautomobiles&OP=6419c413Q2FQ2AQ60oXQ2AQ5BfQ5Em0ffQ5DQ7EQ2AQ7E55Q3CQ2A5PQ2AllQ2AXQ24mZzommQ2AllQ5BZomor9-Q5Dvr

    http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/prices_5384___article.html/gas_rising.html

    http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080312/NEWS01/803120349/1001/news

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/?pageId=60155

    http://www.wciv.com/news/stories/0308/507094.html

    http://www.13wmaz.com/news/local_story.aspx?storyid=50704&type=local&method=viewTB

    http://www.news1130.com/news/topstory/article.jsp?content=20080327_013503_5664

    http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8082258

    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/?pageId=60155

    http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2008/3/29/how_will_a_potential_trucker_strike_impact_local_consumers.html

    http://www.13wmaz.com/news/local_story.aspx?storyid=50704

    http://www.news8austin.com/content/your_news/default.asp?ArID=204058

    http://www.wtoctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=8085319&nav=menu89_2

    http://www.kswo.com/Global/story.asp?S=8068278

    http://www.nbc4.com/traffic/15698449/detail.html

    http://www.wsoctv.com/news/15735957/detail.html

    http://www.kidk.com/news/local/17050256.html

    http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_8711170

    http://www.wesh.com/news/15715347/detail.html

    Pissed CRST
    http://www.myfoxorlando.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=6143811&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

    http://cbs4denver.com/business/truckers.strike.diesel.2.684735.html

    http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2008/3/25/truck_drivers_to_strike_in_protest_of_rising_gas_prices.html

    http://www.wlns.com/Global/story.asp?S=8071057&nav=0RbQ

    http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/news-article.aspx?storyid=105454

    http://www.ktka.com/news/2008/mar/27/independent_trucker_strike_possibility/

    myspace again
    http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_8743899

  4. NTFSP Says:

    We are The American Trucker…
    Good Morning All,

    I’ve have had a very Long weekend. I’m glad this week has arrived. I’ve had several calls over the weekend from news media outlets. Bloomburg was probably the biggest so the word is still traveling at the speed of light. I hear alot of’ I’m waiting to see what happens. If we all wait to see what evreyone else does we will accomplish nothing. We have to shutdown and make a stand. Now is the time to take action. If we dont speak for ourselves who will the ATA,OOIDA. They care enough for us to wash thier hands of this protest. But send them your money they will speak on impotant issues. I’m tired of paying Lumpers to unload my truck,I’m tired of high insurrance, I’m tired of waiting to for hours in a dock with no pay, Brokers keeping money that was intended for fuel. We should all be tired and it is time we let them know. By now everyone knows about the protest. But we need to keep on the support. My own local news station reported last night on this but they have it wrong. This protest isnt a one day protest. This protest is all week and longer if needs to be.This protest is not aimed at the public we want public support. This protest will be the biggest protest ever accomplish by the American Trucker and we plan to speak loudly. God Bless you all thank you for your support.
    myspace.com/cartracer24

  5. mikecane Says:

    PLEASE FIX YOUR MYSPACE PAGE!

    The current design makes it unreadable and thus unusable. Concentrate on the *message* and trim away decorative and multimedia elements. Videos and pictures can be placed on separate pages, for example.

  6. NEIL GROSS Says:

    BEAR HEAT AND AIR OF PURCELL OKLAHOMA SUPPORTS THE GREAT AMERICAN TRUCKER

  7. Dan Norgard Says:

    I’m not a Trucker, but all of my equipment and materials are delivered by quite a few.
    I am with you all 110% and I hope your message is heard. By parking your rigs for the day you will certainly put a squeeze on the Oil Pig’s profits for the duration.
    Good Luck.

  8. Vixen Says:

    As a wife of a company driver I do know some of what is going on with the fuel cost. I have watched it soar in price from $3 to $4 a gallon for fuel just in the last few months. This concerns me. The price of everyday items has also soared. Who would think it would cost almost $5 a gallon for milk. I have gone to a few websites and they are putting down the trucking industry, calling us names, saying we are nothing but uneducated hillbillys. I just want to remind the public that these so called “uneducated hillbillies” are what get that fancy clothing to the stores for you, also, just about everything that you eat, wear, and drive everyday. If it was not for the truckers who are on the road 24/7 hauling what we use everyday the world would revert back to the 1900’s. Who here would like to grow the sheep and cotton to make the thread, then weave it, then cut and sew it together? I am sure not many hands got raised on that. Think about it people. We are all affected by the price of fuel, not just the trucker. If the prices keep rising, so does the cost of the everyday items we all use. There needs to be more regulations on the prices of fuel. If not we are all doomed. Maybe that is what needs to happen to open the eyes of the American people to the plight of the American Trucker. Good Luck to you all. God Bless

  9. Gabrielle Chilton Says:

    I’m with you all the way and I will spread the good word.

  10. Sara Homan Says:

    I wrote an article on the internet concerning the trucker strike and got a call from a reporter. She would like to interview a striking trucker tonight. Would you call me asap if anyone is available 352-209-4044

  11. mikecane Says:

    I let your phone number through even though there are nuts on the Net who could abuse it. You might be better relaying a request such as this via the MySpace Page so they can send out a Bulletin to all of their members:

    http://www.myspace.com/truckerstrike08


  12. Ihave no myspace background up

    its the default and makes it very easy to read

  13. mikecane Says:

    *Your* MySpace site is fine. The other person running a Trucker Strike site on MySpace has serious layout problems that causes half of the site to be off-screen without a horizontal scrollbar being generated in order to view the entire page.

  14. Greyfoxx Says:

    Has anyone given any thought to a class action suit against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for not following though on it’s new powers given it by the Senate granted in 2007 to stop all unnecessary rises in fuel prices.

    Also does O/O’s have a law firm working with it? It might by possibly to find a law firm sympathetic to the trucker situation that would take the case free of cost. But this really isn’t just a Truckers grievance, this is the grievance of all Americans. I know this might be a radical way of approaching the corruption behind the government refusal to use it’s powers to lower fuel prices but “desperate men do desperate things” Just how bad does it have to get before we get justice in America. I’m going to call around to see if I can find an Attorney to look into what can be done.

    With the research I’ve done on the subject of the crude oil debacle I would be more the happy to testify before a Senate Investigation Committee on the subject of “PECK OIL” , or any civil court. There is no shortage of Crude Oil in the world. There are the RICO Laws related to Racketeering in the nation that are not being used to stop the corruption.

    ——————————————————————————–

    Senators Call on FTC to Use Energy Markets Authority (Update1)

    By Tina Seeley and James Rowley

    April 8 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should use its new authority to prevent manipulation of energy markets, three senators said.

    Senators Olympia Snowe, Maria Cantwell and Byron Dorgan are sending a letter to the commission urging it to use authority granted in 2007 legislation to penalize market manipulation associated with the sale of oil, gasoline or distillates, according to an e-mailed statement from Snowe’s office.

    “Record energy prices and industry profits are coming at a time when supply and demand suggest that prices should be significantly lower,” Snowe, a Republican from Maine, said in the statement. “It is essential the FTC work expeditiously on this new authority, and it is unacceptable that this new law should be unused by the commission when energy prices are skyrocketing by 16 percent just over 4 months.”

    Cantwell of Washington and Dorgan of North Dakota are Democrats.

    Cantwell questioned the FTC’s new chairman, William Kovacic, about the agency’s use of that power at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing today in Washington.

    She said a series of FTC investigations into gasoline price hikes, such as close review of market conditions in Spokane, Washington, had failed to explain the price increases.

    Cantwell cut Kovacic off when he said FTC lawyers were reviewing whether there were any antitrust violations by the gasoline industry.

    `New Authority’

    “This is new authority to get around what has been years and years of saying this issue is about antitrust,” she said. “It is about whether anyone is manipulating supply.”

    Cantwell urged the FTC to issue regulations by year’s end that would bar market manipulation such as keeping stocks of gasoline off the market until the price goes up. “We want to make sure that you are going to implement the rule and that you are going to do it aggressively,” she told Kovacic.

    Kovacic, whom President George W. Bush designated as chairman following last month’s resignation of Deborah Platt Majoras, promised to consult with lawmakers. He made no commitments.

    Afterward, Cantwell said she was “skeptical” the FTC would issue the regulation, saying the agency had not sought the authority to draft the regulation.

    To contact the reporter on this story: Tina Seeley in Washington at tseeley@bloomberg.net; James Rowley in Washington at jarowley@bloomberg.net

    Last Updated: April 8, 2008 17:00 EDT


  15. You did such a good job on this, maybe you can help with “Mad as Hell Days.” Let me know what you think.

  16. mikecane Says:

    Is this for real?


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