A trucker protest is rolling into the D.C. area and they plan to slow down traffic to get their point through to the people who run this nation. According to USA Today on Oct. 7, up to 3,000 truckers claims one source, are expected for this three-day protest to “shut down America” and “restore our Constitutional Republic.”
The trucker protest is slated to roll into D.C. Friday and they’re sticking around until Monday. The truckers are enraged by the fuel prices, regulations, low wages, the debt ceiling and the government shutdown.
They also aim to get the message across that President Obama and “the corruption that is destroying America.” The plan for the “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” is to hop on 495 with their big rigs and circle the nation’s capital at 55 mph. This will cause a rolling roadblock of sorts.
One of the promoters claims that 3,000 truckers are planning to participate in the three-day holiday weekend protest. The plans entail two convoys leaving the Doswell Truck Stop in Doswell, Va. headed for the D.C. area on Friday.
The truckers hope to enlist sympathetic motorists to display the calling card for this protest group which is T2SDA, “Truckers to Shut Down America.” This is a peaceful demonstration. If you think the furlough that is going on in the government right now offers some tough times, can you image what it would be like if the trucking industry came to a screeching halt?
Just look around you, everything from the food in your house to your furniture and clothes were brought to the stores in the back of a big rig. Even the car you are driving was mostly trucked to a new car business on the back of a truck setup for carrying cars.