Trucker Pullover Protest Against Rising Diesel Prices Monday May 23 1-2 PM

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New York NY – May 20, 2011 – On May 23rd, 2011 from 1:00-2:00pm Eastern truckers are being asked to pull their trucks to the side of the road for one hour to gain the attention of Washington and focus it on soaring fuel prices. Over regulation, the lack of new exploration, and the lack of refining capacity near Cushing, OK are believed to be responsible for the higher diesel prices.
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Bruce MacIsaac or David Webb
Teapartytrucker.org – Pullover Protest
Phone: Bruce MacIsaac 724-910-9225, David Webb 212-372-8008
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New York NY – May 20, 2011 – On May 23rd, 2011 from 1:00-2:00pm Eastern truckers are being asked to pull their trucks to the side of the road for one hour to gain the attention of Washington and focus it on soaring fuel prices. Over regulation, the lack of new exploration, and the lack of refining capacity near Cushing, OK are believed to be responsible for the higher diesel prices.

A caller to SiriusXM Patriot’s David Webb Show, on April 23, 2011 suggested a one hour demonstration protesting higher diesel prices. From that call, plans for a pullover have begun. As higher diesel prices fluctuate and have soared above $4.19 per gallon, truck drivers and companies are finding it increasingly difficult to deliver freight without increasing rates. Increased rates for freight, increases the price of everything else from milk to toilet paper.

Organizers hope that a highly visible pullover of one hour will be enough to put pressure on Washington to ease regulations. When trucks don’t move, nothing moves. Food, fuel, household items and raw materials for manufacturing are all carried over the nation’s highways by truck. It is hoped that a single hour will focus enough attention on the issue that longer pullover protests will be unnecessary.

SiriusXM Radio Personality and Tea Party leader David Webb has set up a website for truckers interested in communicating with other truckers about politics, the tea party, and trucking issues. It was on this site that the idea of a “Pullover Protest” was first mentioned. More information about the protest, as well as information about Tea Party Truckers in general can be found at the site: www.teapartytrucker.org.

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3 Responses to Trucker Pullover Protest Against Rising Diesel Prices Monday May 23 1-2 PM

  1. hurtis geoghagan says:

    1 hour want to the trick and you cant get the comany drivers to do
    it bad ideal they want work
    go on strike for 1 week and shut everthing down than you have a chance

    Reply
  2. bridgetteleigh says:

    so proud of you guys,gals! my prayers afe with you!!!!

    Reply
  3. Vicki Simons says:

    Hello, Jason,

    I thought you and your readers would be interested in reading this article on our website:
    Trucker Protest: 10 Reasons Why Parking Your Truck Can Be Costly.

    It provides a different perspective on this subject. We wanted to make sure that truckers fully understood the costs involved before taking part in the demonstration.

    Thanks for letting us share an alternative view on this subject.

    Sincerely,
    Vicki Simons

    Reply

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