Posted on : 02-05-2009 | By : Truckdriversnews | In : Boycott Virginia, Thoughts from a trucker, truck driver Industry
Well, Virginia still wants to close the rest areas and continue to harass tired truck drivers, by threatening tickets or jail time for parking. Let’s see how they like not getting any money for fuel, eating or anything in their state. Most trucks can make the drive through Virginia easy without fueling there. Now to get truckers through the state without having to spend money to eat or drink or anything Virginia has to offer.
We, must make a stand when safety is jeopardized and tickets are being written and even threats of being taken to jail for parking and trying to abide by the law. If, it were up to me Virginia and a few other select states could haul there own shit to their own state for being so unfriendly to truck drivers. Let’s send a strong message to these states.
All that needs to be done is some trip planning, your company will most likely even help you with this easy task. You should also, if you are a OTR driver have a cooler that you can store drinks and sandwich meat in. Buy, a loaf of bread (NOT in Virginia) and truck right on through the state. Fuel before you have to go into one of these states. It only takes a little trip planning and you could sail right on through no problems.
It’s time for truck drivers to step and gain some respect that we have let dwindle through the years of just letting these idiots do whatever they want to..to us. We need to take a stand, and we need to do it now! I know some of you can’t do this because of where you are located or what you have to do in the state of Virginia. But, when possible you can d
o it and it still will have the same effect.
Try, and set up your loads to where you can drive through Virginia without stopping. This way they get nothing extra, to what we already give them. They want to play their little ticket writing games they play, enforcing laws that were asked to be taken off the books years ago, but somehow got stepped over and forgotten. We, can play our games as well hit them where it hurts in there own pockets.
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