Opinion on the potential effects resulting from a wide shutdown has varied widely among Overdrive readers -- from a solid negative for truckers' public image to political leverage on regs.
St. Augustine, Fla.-based small fleet owner Robert Steele weighs in on need for a united front on shippers/receivers wasting drivers' time, hours, and other issues.
The Facebook page that went viral the third week of September calling for a trucking shutdown was then shut down itself under murky circumstances. Meanwhile, nontrucking promoters move toward a semblance of organization.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Oak Park, Mich.-based Highway Star Inc., one of its drivers, and Atlanta-based General Trucking Inc. to immediately cease operations.
Writer Mary Richardson, whom Atlanta-based Creative Loafing describes as a former editor with the Truckers Connection publication, had what she describes as "nightmares" during relatively modest spikes in fuel prices during the year 2006, shortly after she ...
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