Truckers say fuel protest is being blocked

Full story: WNYT Albany 16
As the trucks rolled into the Quick Way truck stop in Duanesburg, drivers were grumbling about New York's diesel fuel prices. Full Story
John

Clifton Park, NY

#1 Jun 3, 2008
Tax tax tax...another reason why not to vote Hillary for President. Cigarette and Gas tax in NY is unamerican and all those responsible should be tarred and feathered in a NY Tea Party...we can all dress up like Mohawks...isn't this why we created america...to get away from unfair tax?
Bill

Saratoga Springs, NY

#2 Jun 3, 2008
"Its not thumbs up and it is not thumbs down" my God John Marsolais should seek a higher office. He sounds lost just like our political leaders in new york state!!!!
Hey Albany let the truckers in the city, just tax them you know a surcharge. God politics in America is sickening!!!!!
Kaili

United States

#3 Jun 3, 2008
Bill wrote:
"Its not thumbs up and it is not thumbs down" my God John Marsolais should seek a higher office. He sounds lost just like our political leaders in new york state!!!!
Hey Albany let the truckers in the city, just tax them you know a surcharge. God politics in America is sickening!!!!!
Agree with you Bill.
My husband is a trucker,let them in!!
Big Brute

United States

#4 Jun 3, 2008
Remember on election day.

Throw out all the incumbents, and put a new bunch of idiots in
Concerned citizen

East Greenbush, NY

#5 Jun 3, 2008
I ocngratulate the truckers for taking a strong stand on this issue of now way out of control fuel prices! How many more jobs and damage to our ecomony are we going to allow before this is brought under control. Our Congressman are driving around in cars paid for and fueled by the taxpayer-so they have no clue of the damage being done to the rest of us because of high fuel prices. Good Luck to these truckers- I hope they can make a difference.

Since: Jun 08

Amsterdam, NY

#6 Jun 3, 2008
I'll say it again, we need synthetic fuels! Lower cost, lower polluting, synthetic fuels. We can make synthetic oil, why not sythetic fuels. Given an incentive by the Governor, a contest so to speak, chemical labs will come up with synthetic fuels in no time. The State could then open it's own fuel stations and stop the oil profits from going to terrorist nations!
Nancy

Albany, NY

#7 Jun 3, 2008
I honestly think the truckers should do the convey to Washington, DC to protest the high gas prices. Without the truckers being able to deliver produce and other items, many places across the country will be out of business not just Albany. Truckers need to be recognized. They are a crucial part of our survival and they need to be protected. A more state wide protest would be more beneficial than just a local one.
IFsoBringYOUR ownOBAs

United States

#8 Jun 3, 2008
"...'We want to come in there with a convoy and address the Governor. We want to get the Governor and the Assembly together outside with the truckers to negotiate with us,' said Gramuglia.

But Gramuglia said at a recent meeting, city leaders raised concerns about the convoy blocking police and fire vehicles in the event of an emergency...."

Maybe a better reason will be because of the POLLUTION from the EXHAUSTS! BLOCKADE the CITY! LOL!
Frustrated Taxpayer

Schenectady, NY

#9 Jun 3, 2008
The problem in the eyes of Albany officials is that its not the fact that the trucks will block
the roads rather that the truth hurts. I think the truck drivers need to stop all of their deliveries
for a day or two. This will wake up Albany because they certainly are not doing anything
about high diesel prices. Its ridiculous that they got this high and its taking this long for our
legislators to do something or anything about fixing this mess. This years summer session is fast
approaching why should Albany be concerned our legislators are going to be on summer vacation.
The issue here is that this State runs on dysfunction and needs leaders that can lead. New York needs to wake up !!!
Jeffry Donnelly

Stockbridge, MA

#10 Jun 3, 2008
I am the Assistant Director of the Truckers and Citizens United. I would like to take this opportunity to make a comment to some people out there that have said, "One person can't make a difference, your wasting your time,no one is going to listen anyway, no one else is going to stand with you or your wasting fuel to protest high fuel." So now that you have been proven wrong on all accounts, my question to you is, "Are you ready to stand up for your rights with us?"
Sincerly yours,
Jeff Donnelly
ridiculous

Schoharie, NY

#11 Jun 4, 2008
People go to work just to be able to go to work. Many use most, if not all of their wages to pay for gas. I remember last year when i thought $3.00/gallon was ridiculous. Gas is now over $4.00/ gallon, and diesel $5.00/gallon, and rising. When half of n.y. isn't buying fuel and is unemployed, they will realize something needs to be done. And for the farmers of n.y., it's a shame, many of them can't afford to harvest their crops.

“Free Hugo”

Since: Apr 08

not here

#12 Jun 4, 2008
Frustrated Taxpayer wrote:
The problem in the eyes of Albany officials is that its not the fact that the trucks will block
the roads rather that the truth hurts. I think the truck drivers need to stop all of their deliveries
for a day or two. This will wake up Albany because they certainly are not doing anything
about high diesel prices. Its ridiculous that they got this high and its taking this long for our
legislators to do something or anything about fixing this mess. This years summer session is fast
approaching why should Albany be concerned our legislators are going to be on summer vacation.
The issue here is that this State runs on dysfunction and needs leaders that can lead. New York needs to wake up !!!
I agree with you on a lot of what you stated. It's going to take a lot more than a couple of days though, maybe 3-6 months. Albany is not the only city to be shaken up, we need a national shut down, another "Hoffa" is needed. The teamsters need to get together and cripple this country for a half a year or so to get things back on track.
Driver

Catskill, NY

#13 Jun 4, 2008
why just the truckers i think we all should do it really show them make them step up to the plate and take action

“Free Hugo”

Since: Apr 08

not here

#14 Jun 4, 2008
Driver wrote:
why just the truckers i think we all should do it really show them make them step up to the plate and take action
I just think that truckers would make the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time. I think it would be beneficial for all of us to step up. Independent truckers would make an impact if they stopped, but the company drivers and military personal would just step in and pick up the slack. We need to stop all traffic for this to work, trucks, cars, buses and motorcycles need to shut down till gas and diesel go below $1.00 a gallon again. Gas is a byproduct of making kerosene and jet fuel and so is diesel. This is ridicules paying multi-billions of dollars for a byproduct.
jes

Ravena, NY

#15 Jun 5, 2008
I HOPE THE TRUCKERS GET IN & GIVE 'EM HELL. BIG OIL IS GOUGHING & NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE. i think we should sue them for the damages to the american people like cigarette companys got sued for health damages.
phyllis podesva

AOL

#16 Jun 11, 2008
ithink they should start doinging something the about the gas prices seams noboby does noting about it who to blame for it

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