Chi-Town Large Cars member owner-operator Brian Bucenell’s 2002 Peterbilt 379 was among the 100 or so trucks that participated in the Stand as One “slow roll” event in Indianapolis last week, intended as a step along the way toward an April 12 shutdown. It’s all part of the pressure-cooker tactics these truckers are employing in hopes to spur government to action on a variety of issues, perhaps most urgently ongoing agency work on an hours of service shift to add flexibility in the rules.
Bucenell’s also helping put on a Virginia “slow roll” event tomorrow, March 2, with a gathering point in Doswell, Va. (The group plans to roll out from the Doswell Truck Stop on I-95 at 11 a.m.) Slow roll events follow in Ohio on March 8 and in the Carolinas around Charlotte on March 9. (Find information about those via flyers below.
In today’s edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast, Bucenell — pictured up top with his daughter, Savannah, and wife, Casey, at “That’s a Big 10-4 on D.C.” in October last year — is spurred to be involved in protest and advocacy efforts in part by a desire to leave trucking better than he found it, thinking principally of his nine-year-old son. He speaks to the issues most participants are advocating for — hours flexibility, parking investment, training for new drivers, and safety broadly speaking — from his own point of view in this edition of Overdrive Radio. Find information on Ohio and Carolinas events below. Take a listen: