Truckers Preparing to Go on Strike

Truckers Preparing to Go on Strike

There are 228 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from Mar 25, 2008, titled Truckers Preparing to Go on Strike. In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

Talk Back: Post a comment on this article By Jessica Clark First Coast News ST. AUGUSTINE, FL -- A loosely organized nationwide trucking strike is set for next week.

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sandman

United States

#1 Mar 25, 2008
the strike must happen its gone to far with these prices
alien nation

Lake Butler, FL

#2 Mar 25, 2008
Maybe the whole country needs to stock up and shut down for a week , It will be tuff on a lot of people but they they got the gun to your head now . Like the founding fathers said "If we don't hang togeather we will hang seperately".
MadinJax

Charlotte, NC

#3 Mar 25, 2008
Now if the general public would join them and not drive those days, use the time to commute by other methods such as bicycle or car pool it might have a larger effect. What possible sense does it make to drive a urban land yacht suv with one person in it for a 5 mile drive to work?
owens

Mcminnville, TN

#4 Mar 25, 2008
I think its time the truckers band together and do this. it's our livelyhood and the fuel prices are threatning our way of life. please stand tuff truckers and do this.......
Gator

Middleburg, FL

#5 Mar 25, 2008
I agree, they need to do this for at least a week. The cost of fuel is out of control when the oil companies are bringing in record profits. The fuel delivery trucks are the first ones that need to shut down but I bet they stay running. As for hurting the general public with no deliveries, it is better this way for a week than wait until the truckers can no longer afford to drive at all because of the cost of fuel. The fuel prices are going to be the downfall of the economy.
JUST 18 WHEELS

Waxahachie, TX

#6 Mar 25, 2008
Its not a strike its a shutdown. Wouldn't that be grand. The Nation shines at it best when we're faced with tragedy AMERICA this is a tragedy! Thousands of fellow American Independent Owner Operators are losing their business, homes every thing they have worked for all their lives. This by no fault of their own.
AMERICA stop and think what is happen to OUR COUNTRY, all that is going on. People think its going to be alright, like always, but you are wrong!
IT IS PARAMOUNT NOW THAT WE STAND UNITIED, We are facing uncharted waters.
As a Trucker and Businessman, I ask you all to understand and support our plight! We mean no harm to our nation or our fellow America's. We are trying to bring the attention to THE PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE COMING ECONOMIC CRISES. Please join us with your support. This not just a TRUCKER ISSUE, ITS AN AMERICAN ISSUE.......
bhughett

United States

#7 Mar 25, 2008
company driver's really don't care one way or the other,because they don't pay for the fuel anyway.what it will take is for all of the large trucking company's that pay for their fuel to shut down their truck's in supporting the strike.don't be a bunch of wimp's!!!!!!!!
sammy d

Orange Park, FL

#8 Mar 25, 2008
about time,i wondered when they were going to do this.
fredrick-from arkansas

Memphis, TN

#9 Mar 25, 2008
something need to be done about these high fuel prices. im a trucker myself. we already have high taxes that we have to pay. do they not think thats enough! look at the prices we already pay for item in a truck stop compare to wal-mart or any other.restaurants inside cost up to a dollar or more than average. it seem as if we are out of more money than we bring in.
JUST 18 WHEELS

Waxahachie, TX

#10 Mar 25, 2008
JUST READ DALLAS TO START NO IDLE LAW 01 APR 08..$500.OO FINES ...NO MORE DALLAS FOR ME........
JUST 18 WHEELS

Waxahachie, TX

#11 Mar 25, 2008
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH TRUCKERS SHUT DOWN APR 01 08

“B THE CHANGE U WANT 2 C IN PPL”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#12 Mar 25, 2008
I hate to see a truckers strike, but I can certainly understand it. I have a good friend who is a trucker and times are rough right now. I hope something like this makes the statement they are wanting to make.

Good luck to you all!!
john

Saint Augustine, FL

#13 Mar 25, 2008
bhughett wrote:
company driver's really don't care one way or the other,because they don't pay for the fuel anyway.what it will take is for all of the large trucking company's that pay for their fuel to shut down their truck's in supporting the strike.don't be a bunch of wimp's!!!!!!!!
It would be wonderful if the large companies shut down, but they won't. The reason being that our goverment gives them a rebate on the fuel used. I understand that they only pay $1.50 per gallon after Uncle Stupid gives them a check.
If they gave you a rebate on the fuel you use, and it only cost you $1.50 a gallon for fuel, would you complain.
I support the strike 100 per cent, and I really hope that something good will come out of it.
I have some suggestions that might work, but it will take drivers with extreamly large gonads to make it work. I will save that for a later discussion. Lets try the shut down first, then go to more drastic muasures.To,the spelling and gramer polioce, Shove it!!!
Wake up foolz

Jerseyville, IL

#14 Mar 25, 2008
alien nation wrote:
Maybe the whole country needs to stock up and shut down for a week , It will be tuff on a lot of people but they they got the gun to your head now . Like the founding fathers said "If we don't hang togeather we will hang seperately".
That would be great if the whole country would shutdown and protest the oil companies,government and the crooked politicians in BOTH parties gouging Americans while they laydown with terrorists and communists.
insane_equine

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Mar 25, 2008
A shut-down in the 1970s worked, the government came up with the fuel surcharge program, which still exists.
This is the "rebate" that John refers to above.
For independent owner operators this is often not available, or isn't passed through fully by the leasor.
At $4.00 per gallon diesel prices have reached the point of bankrupting the independents, who with a large monthly truck payment can neither afford to run or to shutdown.
Been there, done that, know how it felt!
tiniert1

Bryan, OH

#16 Mar 25, 2008
nothing new ,gas$$$$$$$$$$
tiniert1

Bryan, OH

#17 Mar 25, 2008
its like the post office why should they suffer, or sacifis, what happen no pain no gain attitude
Yankeeflyer

Worcester, MA

#18 Mar 26, 2008
I agree,we need to do something.It;s getting out of hand and squeezing the little guys dry.I would propose that instead of a strike,perhaps all of us could join the truckers and boycott one oil company at a time untill they have to lower prices to remain competitive.It's the only thing they understand.

Since: Mar 07

Jacksonville

#19 Mar 26, 2008
The problem is, is that there are 19 people on here who agree but what about the millions in this world that need to do something. 19 people are not going to make a diffrence at all.
pixie

Live Oak, FL

#20 Mar 26, 2008
JUST 18 WHEELS wrote:
Its not a strike its a shutdown. Wouldn't that be grand. The Nation shines at it best when we're faced with tragedy AMERICA this is a tragedy! Thousands of fellow American Independent Owner Operators are losing their business, homes every thing they have worked for all their lives. This by no fault of their own.
AMERICA stop and think what is happen to OUR COUNTRY, all that is going on. People think its going to be alright, like always, but you are wrong!
IT IS PARAMOUNT NOW THAT WE STAND UNITIED, We are facing uncharted waters.
As a Trucker and Businessman, I ask you all to understand and support our plight! We mean no harm to our nation or our fellow America's. We are trying to bring the attention to THE PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE COMING ECONOMIC CRISES. Please join us with your support. This not just a TRUCKER ISSUE, ITS AN AMERICAN ISSUE.......
AMEN!!! While my husband isn't a truck driver he does work on the cranes and equipment that they haul. If they can't move the equipment then he doesn't work either. We recently purchased a motorcylce because of the price of diesel for his personal and service truck. This has to stop some where. We are behind you 100%. Thanks for all you do!

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