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There are 135 comments on the NBC 4 Washington, DC story from Apr 28, 2008, titled Truck Drivers Take To D.C. Streets In Protest - Traffic News St.... In it, NBC 4 Washington, DC reports that:

Hundreds of truck drivers will hit the streets of D.C. on Monday for a massive protest.

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Rebecca david

Mckeesport, PA

#1 Apr 28, 2008
It's ironic the man is in the white house cracking jokes and americans can barely go to work.A good Idea would be for the truck drivers to stop this country dead.

Virginia Beach, VA

#2 Apr 28, 2008
I hope they gridlock D C. It's about time Bush does something about gas prices. Oh I forgot He's from Texas and has to much stock in Oil to interfere with the oil companies.

California, MD

#3 Apr 28, 2008
No trucks allowed on Suitland Parkway..sorry.
Just another day

Silver Spring, MD

#4 Apr 28, 2008
While I'm for the protest, nothings going to change. Oil and gas will just keep rising.

United States

#5 Apr 28, 2008
I think this is GREAT! I wish more people would protest along with them. The gas prices are criminal!!!!
C Almond

Centreville, VA

#6 Apr 28, 2008
I think this tactic is brillant - Congress should be shown up by the population that really works for a living!

More power to the TRUCKERS

Rockland, ME

#7 Apr 28, 2008
Keep on moving Truckers! Remember, we all need to observe and do the Shutdown on May 1st and May 5th! The Truckers are representing all Americans in this.

God bless us

Washington, DC

#8 Apr 28, 2008
One day of protest is good but not enough. They should have mobilized sooner before
diesel became almost $4.00 a gallon. It's surely headed to $5.00 a gallon. Truckers are spending almost a grand just to fill up their tanks. That's INSANE ! No one in the White House seems to care but are lining their pockets with oil money.
Keep on protesting as many days, months as it takes. One day is NOT ENOUGH ! They need to be heard otherwise we will be paying a $20 for a carton of milk and probably the same for a dozen eggs. Prices will continue to go up on everything. I don't know how farmers or truckers can make it these days.

Lanham, MD

#9 Apr 28, 2008
Wonderful, hallelujah to our truckers!! I stand behind you.
I think it is time the government to look out for the backbone of this country. Its the poor middle guy that is getting stuck with all the lousy expenses.^5 Truckers!!!!

“God Bless America”

Since: Feb 08

Woodbridge, VA

#10 Apr 28, 2008
I can understand their cause. First off, Diesel is a less refined fuel and thus should cost less. Why it's over $4/gallon is beyond me, especially when gasoline (a more refined fuel) only cost $3.50/gallon (which is ridiculous in itself).

These truckers are paying $1200 plus just to fill up. That's insane.

I do agree something needs to be done, but I don't think congress will pull the right answers. Last time congress got into it was in the 70's and not only were there still high prices, but lines and restrictions as well.

I do think a halt to the stregic reserves will send OPEC a message though. And we are sitting on the largest reserves untapped. But because of the tree huggers and far left zealots, we have to import from the Middle East.

United States

#11 Apr 28, 2008
I agree its a good thing what they are doing but to place all the blame on Bush I think is wrong, he is only one guy, we have a whole bunch of lousy politiciations in washington. everyone was saying we went in Iraq for the oil, well I hope you can see now it wasn't that. I think we sould take the oil since we are there defending them and use that to pay for the cost since we went over there. We also need to stop bailing out all the other country's who just turn their backs on us when we need there support. Ok off my soap box, everyone have a Great day and God Bless our Troops!!
G L Rockwell

Cockeysville, MD

#12 Apr 28, 2008
All things are possible. Juan Valdez picks mountains of coffee in Columbia so we should be able to lower fuel prices at home. A few hundred trucks is nicely rolling about the Walnut in the White House. But this guy is pretty hardheaded. He attacks Iraq and wants to start a war in Iran and then cosies up to Saudi Arbia. The heck with Iraq and Iran. We need Saudi Arabian oil and should be fighting a quick war there in order to bring stability to the world economy. The fellows can have their sand dunes and holy places and even build a nice home for Osama. Fuel prices will not fall until you can take away the blackmailer's hand. In this case, oil demand manipulated by sheiks in the sand castle.
Just Me

Orlando, FL

#13 Apr 28, 2008
Well since my boyfriend is an independant trucker I only wish he could be a part of this. BUSH wake up and smell the coffee. We need a break. What are you trying to do just line your pockets? The smaller truckers that own thier own rigs are going bankrupt... WAKE UP .. this is your last stand as a presiddent. I voted for you but now I wish I didn't.

Washington, DC

#14 Apr 28, 2008
Let me get this straight - they're going to protest the high cost of fuel by wasting fuel driving in a caravan. This caravan will also cause other traffic congestion also wasting fuel. That's real smart.

The last time I saw a truck driver fuel cost protest, the trucks were parked blocking the pumps at a truck stop. And most of them were left idling.

Olney, MD

#15 Apr 28, 2008
What will this achieve? How will we make oil price lower?$US is low! We are running out off OIL! Everything is made in China! No one wants to work in manufacture for production.
Hello! Wake up!

Washington, DC

#16 Apr 28, 2008
Manassas wrote:
Let me get this straight - they're going to protest the high cost of fuel by wasting fuel driving in a caravan. This caravan will also cause other traffic congestion also wasting fuel. That's real smart.
The last time I saw a truck driver fuel cost protest, the trucks were parked blocking the pumps at a truck stop. And most of them were left idling.
They need to have their voices heard. I know it sounds wasteful and expensive and I understand your thoughts, but it is their right to protest and this is the only way it can be done it seems. They will have more support than not.
Ticked off in Maryland

United States

#17 Apr 28, 2008
It just plain robbery. And Bush is enabling and promoting it. I didn't vote for him and I can't wait for him to be done. But the damage he has done it going to take a long long time to repair. I say go truckers. And for more than a day. Take a week. That would bring things to a halt! Just see where you are when there is nothing on those shelves at the store to buy with that money you don't have anyway, because you put it in your gas tank??? And then when there is a food shortage because the farmers can't afford the fuel for their machinery to farm......well then we'll just being going hungry then won't we......Then who will come to our aid????? This high fuel crisis must stop NOW and the costs need to come down or it will be the downfall of this great country. I support the truckers - do you have any idea what really moves daily via big rigs??? If they all stopped for a week - this country would be paralyzed. And I think it would be GREAT!!! KICK BUSHES ASS

United States

#18 Apr 28, 2008
I think that's great! But like someone else said, ONE DAY IS JUST NOT ENOUGH. At least three business days to slow traffic down in DC should at least get their attention. I support you 100%. Maybe us non-truckers should join them in this protest and take off from work tomorrow and go drive to DC and cause major traffic jams for them 6 figures making who can afford to drive 12 cylinder Mercedes.

Lanham, MD

#19 Apr 28, 2008
Ticked off in Maryland.....I couldn't have said it better.

Thank you. Go TRUCKERS !!!!!!!!!!

Gaithersburg, MD

#20 Apr 28, 2008
Hats off to them!!

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