Truckers to Skaneateles: Stop inspect...

Truckers to Skaneateles: Stop inspecting or convoy is on

There are 13 comments on the The Post-Standard story from Nov 20, 2008, titled Truckers to Skaneateles: Stop inspecting or convoy is on. In it, The Post-Standard reports that:

Truckers want the village of Skaneateles to stop special inspections of trucks. Here, a state police officer sets up a suprise truck check station in Skaneateles near Rosalie's on Rt.

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extrucker of cny

Portland, OR

#1 Nov 20, 2008
I beleive if someone with money, they can sue for discrimanation. Just a thought.
Unsafe Truckers Harrass

Fayetteville, NY

#2 Nov 21, 2008
The truckers are trying to get support from the residents throughout the Finger Lakes by sending convoys of trucks to "really tie up the kick-off of holiday festivities"!!!!
What a bunch of morons!
Residents are concerned because the trucks come barreling past homes, playgrounds and parks spewing diesel fumes, squealing brakes, bullying elderly drivers on their way to the grocery store, blowing through the pedestrian crosswalk in front of the nursery school.... Yeah, the ruining the holiday for the townspeople -- that's the ticket, boys. Everyone will really sympathize with you then!
We are all just praying no one gets hurt with a bunch of angry truckers threatening to "clog" the main street filled with horse drawn carriages, shoppers, actors, carolers, children and families... These massive rigs are a HUGE safety problem in our small communities -- and their nasty attitudes and plan to bully just made the situation extremely unsafe for the residents.
Big Rigger

Rome, NY

#3 Nov 22, 2008
With out trucks America stops ...F##k you people in Skaneateles We got us a convoy an were coming to your town like it or not....10-4
Support Our Truckers

New York, NY

#4 Nov 26, 2008
Show me one real reason they don't want this- Its all about stuck up people who "don't want it in there town". In other words they don't care if they go somewhere else.
Show me one instance where these trucks caused a real safety issue. Show me one wreck- one kid that gets hit- one ticket where the truck really was going 90 through the town.(By the way most trucks these days are regulated so they cant go over 62 mph)
Truckers are a necessary evil- how else are they going to get goods to stores? Many truck companies already do not go into Skaneateles, or charge higher prices. But the fact is many of these roads were built for trucks and must be used. The thruway doesn't go everywhere!
Really this is another case of people in this area attacking the cause and not the problem. If they would lower fees on the thruway- it costs nearly $300 for a truck to go from Albany to Buffalo- multiply that by 2 trips, 5 days a week, and 52 weeks a year. That's nearly $150,000 a year. And then consider many trucks do that trip more than once and many companies have 10 to 20 trucks and your talking about MILLIONS!
What do you expect these people to do? They pay taxes to use those roads, especially the ones built for them, and they are only trying to make a living. How about instead of attacking them you guys start supporting them- you do know the price off goods went up mostly because of transportation coasts don't you?
Support Our Truckers

New York, NY

#5 Nov 26, 2008
Oops I meant that it costs about 150 to go from NYC to Buffalo- My bad but you get the point.

“Speak Up or Accept What Comes!”

Since: Jul 07

Nocona, TX

#6 Nov 28, 2008
Well people...from what I've seen from the pics and news article, and a conversation with Bill Sutton, there's a hell of lot more Skaneateles residents supporting the truckers. The few nasty commenting people are well outnumbered on this issue.

If the corrupt officials in the NY state government would abandon their attempt of extortion by forceing truckers onto the Thruway...this protest convoy would not have been necessary. We have spoke with them to no avail, and took our issue to the federal level. The FHWA has informed NYDOT if they pursue this state route ban and adopt it into law...NY will lose federal highway funding. Apparently NY officials must feel they will generate enough revenue forcing the truckers onto the Thruway to offset the loss of federal funds. The corruption in NY's state government knows no bounds...but they will soon learn when they drive every trucker and trucking company into bankruptcy with their extortion tactics.

Safe Trails and God Bless,
Frederick (SilverSurfer) Schaffner
www.theamericandriver.com
OverTime

Beachwood, OH

#7 Nov 29, 2008
I think we won this battle... Thank You NY - TRUCKER SUPPORTERS!

Again Mr. SS... Thanks for having our BACK :)
http://www.UnitedCDL.org
OverTime
KING C

AOL

#8 Nov 29, 2008
I was part of that protest and I used to live in Skaneateles. Two things for Skaneateles and NYS to consider:
(1) Enforce the laws regarding trucks that are on the books. You would be suprised what truck divers will do when they think someone is watching.
(2) If you shut trucks out of rural roads and towns like Skaneateles, you will starve. I know a lot of drivers that wouldn't deliver anything there.
jason

AOL

#9 Nov 29, 2008
hmm whoms the moron apparently the ralley brought the biggest amount of buisness. and by the way idiot we dont bulley people.. just remeber all this when you goto the store to buy somthing and and remeber this when you sit in your easy chair watching your tv, remeber when you sit down at the table and the food you eat .. rember idiot if you have it, you own it or you eat it we brought it... have a great holiday.. by the way i have my own lil one and by the way the toys for tots is delivered by truck and hey by the way if you have or had any family down south during the aftermath of the hurricans.. um remeber TRUCKS BROUGHT THE WATER< ICE AND FOOD TO MANY HOMELESS FAMILIES AND CHILDREN>>so whos the moron now??
Unsafe Truckers Harrass wrote:
The truckers are trying to get support from the residents throughout the Finger Lakes by sending convoys of trucks to "really tie up the kick-off of holiday festivities"!!!!
What a bunch of morons!
Residents are concerned because the trucks come barreling past homes, playgrounds and parks spewing diesel fumes, squealing brakes, bullying elderly drivers on their way to the grocery store, blowing through the pedestrian crosswalk in front of the nursery school.... Yeah, the ruining the holiday for the townspeople -- that's the ticket, boys. Everyone will really sympathize with you then!
We are all just praying no one gets hurt with a bunch of angry truckers threatening to "clog" the main street filled with horse drawn carriages, shoppers, actors, carolers, children and families... These massive rigs are a HUGE safety problem in our small communities -- and their nasty attitudes and plan to bully just made the situation extremely unsafe for the residents.

“UnitedCDL.org”

Since: Mar 08

Akron,Oh

#10 Nov 29, 2008
Unsafe Truckers Harrass wrote:
The truckers are trying to get support from the residents throughout the Finger Lakes by sending convoys of trucks to "really tie up the kick-off of holiday festivities"!!!!
What a bunch of morons!
Residents are concerned because the trucks come barreling past homes, playgrounds and parks spewing diesel fumes, squealing brakes, bullying elderly drivers on their way to the grocery store, blowing through the pedestrian crosswalk in front of the nursery school.... Yeah, the ruining the holiday for the townspeople -- that's the ticket, boys. Everyone will really sympathize with you then!
We are all just praying no one gets hurt with a bunch of angry truckers threatening to "clog" the main street filled with horse drawn carriages, shoppers, actors, carolers, children and families... These massive rigs are a HUGE safety problem in our small communities -- and their nasty attitudes and plan to bully just made the situation extremely unsafe for the residents.
We will not tolerate this kinda of GOVERNING.
IF THIS Regulation passes, you mark my words... You'll wish yourself that you voted against it when you have to start driving for your own goods.

The Trucking companies in which protested with ( ME ) on FRIDAY will STOP all together bringing supplies to your community. Thus REAPS what one SOWS. Your Mayor must wake up, and wake up now.

My brothers HARD LABORS, and TAX DOLLARS are what built RT 20. And it's ( OUR ) Road if you really wanna know the TRUTH..... OURS........WE SHARE it with you...

All the best,
OverTime
T.A.C.U - Unity Coordinator
http://www.UnitedCDL.org
patrick

Homer, NY

#11 Dec 4, 2008
they went through the town and made a lot of noise and wasted a lot of gas other than that this protest was worthless.

i was driving up rt. 20 and i saw a truck get pulled over yesterday GOOD JOB GUYS looks like the protest worked.

seriously though all the skan falls red necks who came out and supported the truckers have no say in local government anyway so nothing is going to change
patrick

Homer, NY

#12 Dec 4, 2008
also the towns people dont care about the trucks delivering goods and food, its the garbage trucks with the loud j brakes that have shattered windows and crumbled the foundations of homes along genesee that they dont want. all you truck supporters are just a bunch of uneducated losers who like to watch big trucks go down the street. well let me ask you a question how ould you like it if i showed up at your house with my mustang and blew the horn for two hours and then drove buy your house going 880 wile your kids were playing in the street
patrick

Homer, NY

#13 Dec 4, 2008
OverTime wrote:
I think we won this battle... Thank You NY - TRUCKER SUPPORTERS!
Again Mr. SS... Thanks for having our BACK :)
http://www.UnitedCDL.org
OverTime
yea is that why they still pull over trucks that go through town. you people are serously some of the dumbest i have come across in my 30 years living in skaneateles

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