Truckers Strike 2008: Protest In England

Truckers arrive in London to demand cheaper fuel

Hundreds of lorries were parked up on one of the busiest roads into Central London today as drivers took part in a rally against rising fuel prices.

The hauliers came to a halt on a specially closed section of the A40 in the west of the city. Sounding their horns and carrying placards, the truck drivers called for the Government to cut tax on diesel in a bid to ease the impact of spiralling global oil prices.

Shortly before 2pm a delegation arrived at Downing Street, where they handed over a letter calling for a tax rebate for “essential users” in the haulage industry.

The letter said: “We are not faceless multinational companies. We are small and medium family companies built up over generations with hard work and determination. This situation is a crisis. Our colleagues are being driven to despair and bankruptcy on a daily basis.”

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God bless the American trucker! — and his English counterpart too!

The American Driver – From Drivers … For Drivers
– helping to organize the various protest actions

THE AMERICAN DRIVER – TRUCKERS AND CITIZENS UNITED
– be sure to see the list of planned events to participate!

Trucker Strike MySpace
– Add as Friend to get all the Bulletins!

Owner Operators United MySpace
– Add as Friend to get Bulletins (the page layout is now better but it has too many elements and loads slowly)

Previously here:

New York City: Anti-American
Truckers Strike 2008: Thieves At Work
Truckers Strike 2008: D.C. Video
Truckers Strike 2008: Today In D.C.
Truckers Strike 2008: April 28th D.C. Route
Truckers Strike 2008: A Salute And Links
Truckers Strike 2008: Indiana, April 18, 2008
Truckers Strike 2008: Protest In D.C.!
Truckers Strike 2008: April 28th Rally In D.C.
Truckers Strike 2008: Action!
Truckers Strike 2008: Contacts Needed
Truckers Strike 2008: Who Wants To Go To DC???
Truckers Strike 2008: Big Rig Documentary
Truckers Strike: Harrisburg, PA Convoy
Truckers Strike 2008: Meeting Tomorrow
Chronicles Of Depression 2.0: #017
Truckers Strike 2008: Day Three?
Truckers Strike 2008: A Success?
Truckers Strike 2008: Search Precedent Set
Truckers Strike 2008: Day Two
Truckers Strike 2008: Join MySpace
Truckers Strike 2008: National/New Jersey Action
Truckers Strike 2008: National/New Jersey Action
Truckers Strike 2008: 3 A.M. Wake-Up Toot
Truckers Strike 2008: Fill Up = Hold Up!
Truckers Strike 2008: Day One
God Bless The American Trucker
Truckers Strike 2008: Additional
Truckers Strike 2008: A Search Record Set
Is The April 1, 2008 Truckers Strike Real?
Truckers Strike: April 1, 2008
April 1: Truckers Strike?

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