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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 09:11 PM

Truck Drivers Hold 'Slow Roll' Protests Nationwide


Dozens of truck drivers from across the country took it slow out on the interstate and they hope leaders in the industry take notice.

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NEW YORK -- Dozens of truck drivers from across the country took it slow on expressways and streets Friday and they hope leaders in the industry take notice.

The truckers are holding a "Slow Roll" protest because they are upset over regulations in their industry. They are protesting for more flexible working hours, relaxed rules on electronic logging devices, more training for new semitrailer drivers and more truck parking and amenities along expressways.

In New York City, truckers lined up outside of the ABC7 New York newsroom on Columbus Avenue between 66th and 67th Street in Manhattan and layed on their horns.

"The trucking industry is the most heavily regulated industry in the world," a driver told Eyewitness News anchor Bill Ritter during a Facebook live.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 09:28 PM

1. ''The trucking industry is the most heavily regulated industry in the world''...BULLSHIT!!!

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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 09:51 PM

2. The drivers have themselves to blame.

Decades of flagrant violations of hours of service regulations, and thousands of fatigue related accidents and deaths brought this about.

The only exemptions should be for live animal haulers.
The bull wagons got to go...

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:02 PM

3. Truckers who can't drive worth shit....

Are you sure it is a protest and not just a normal day?

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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 01:54 PM

4. Wow, so dozens of drivers protested out of a work force of several million??

That must have been devastating

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