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Nationwide trucking shutdown Oct 11-13 ??

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Trust me, Bikers are a whole different kinda critter...but the glue that holds THEM together is being a patriotic red blooded american. That crosses all religions, ethnicity, profession, and demography. They come together under a common bond....The love of the sun in your face, the wind in your hair, and the unbridled feel of the open road rumbling under 2 tires. wow....I really like it when I wax poetic smile.gif

Wax on Bard. Wax on. dancing.gif

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I was 14 years old in 1976 and I can still remember Walter Cronkite telling of the shut down out on I 10 and many others across the country. It was all yo heard on the CB. I won't lie at all here, I was scared. I was still talking to drivers on my own CB in my room. Many of the drivers were scared too. They had wives and children. This was important to them all. They made a stand because one had to be made. The Vietnam war was still very fresh in everyone's hearts. It was a time very different from today.

What happened changed the trucking industry. It helped a great deal, but it hurt too. Their is always good with bad and bad with good. I pray they don't strike and I am in agreement with Brett.

You have to take things with a grain of salt as it is said sometimes. And you must always truly look closely at what it is you see or read and even hear. Jumping to conclusions or into something without thinking it out first can really cause you more problems then you are ready to handle.

One persons agenda does not always have to be yours. And, "Might does not always a Right make." Humbleness, Humility and Charity lead straight to Wisdom. It is that wisdom that will lead our paths to truth. The changes we truly need to make need start with 'US'. The individual trucker! We have come along way since those days of the 1970's, but we still have a long way to go. That's why we are called "Truckers."

I know I am stepping out here on this, but here it goes. Over the past 20 years truckers having been hit hard with a bad name. Why? because some of those out there,like in any profession are only their for the money. A job. They can't see the forest for the trees. They let the world outside themselves control the life inside themselves. If we don't drive safe then the road is not safe. We own the road, but take very little care of it. I am not saying that all of us do it, but their are many out there that just don't care.

I went to the website and read what was there. I understand what is being said. But it seems to me to be fuel by anger and not wisdom.

Do we need better regulations in support of the drivers, Yes. Could it be done better than what it is being done, Yes. Can YOU make a difference, YES! So, ask yourself, seriously..."what am I going to do today to make it better." Just a little something can go a long way. Each day do something different. Before you know it YOU will have made a difference.

I'm going to stop. I apologize if I have upset anyone. That was not my intentions. God Bless and God Speed.

Hands Palm To Palm.

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I completely agree with you Tracey. What really ticks me off is seeing the **** bottles. I just want to boot whoever threw that there out of trucking.

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The pizz bottles trip my trigger, because in Oregon, one of the ways that teen kids can earn money, is picking up roadside trash on crews for the ODOT...seriously...would you want your child to have to pick those up ???? And its one of the BIGGEST issues that the motoring public has with truckers. So if we want a better image...the only ones who can change it are US....I will admit it, I have called in on drivers...both to their companies, AND the police....what they do directly reflects on you and me...I don't want the image that alot of those slobs out there give to the public. Dress decent, BATHE, its free, and soap is cheap. shave or grow a nicely trimmed beard. Be polite...to EVERYONE, no matter how they treat you. It will confuse the heck out of 'em !!!

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Awwwww, you are so cute when you wax poetic.

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Keep it safe out there. Joe S

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Ah shucks....thank-you.gif

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Folks, I wanted to provide an update on this situation. It seems that the truck driver strike (or roll on Washington) seems to have gained some traction, and has some folks worried. It seems that Facebook tried to take down their page.

http://repubx.com/post/2013/09/22/UPDATE-ON-THE-TRUCKER-STRIKE!.aspx

Note there is an internet radio show on the subject, and assorted other links, on that page.

I agree with those who believe that a driver "slowdown" might be the more possible outcome. But I thought I should present this article for what it's worth.

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I really hope everyone stands up for themselves these issues cant go on, 4 Or 5 to a cab and having a hole cut in the floor boards to relieve themselves so no to stop. wages that dont meet the demand truck stops that cant look after the industry government l legislation and stiffing up penalties for no compliance permit prices and most of all just looking after the guy that wants to make a decent living trucking. stop this under cut gouging by others that think they can have 4 people to a cab one man one truck and no rider policy put into place.

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If it was me i would shut the thing down for a month and see where these scabs fly in the industry, most of that are trucking for life have an out for a month . SHUTTER DOWN I SAY and lets get to work on what we want.

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I put in for "hometime" for those three days. That is another way to do it.

Dave

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