OH Slow Roll Attracts 40 Trucks - “I Feel The Slow Roll Went Great” Says An Organizer!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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BY TRUCKERS NEWS STAFF MARCH 9, 2019

Some 40 trucks were part of the “slow roll” protest in Ohio Friday.

Andy Scott, one of the organizers, said the drive started with 27 trucks and others joined along the route along Interstate 70 between London and Columbus. He said five cars were also part of the protest, which is part of a larger effort organized by Black Smoke Matters and the United States Transportation Alliance.

“I feel the slow roll went great,” said Scott. “We pulled out with 27 trucks (and) within 15 minutes we were at 40 trucks.”

Like similar protests in Illinois and Indiana earlier this year, the Ohio event was meant to draw attention to what organizers say is the need for hours of service reform, more safe truck parking and improved training. It was also meant to create awareness of a larger trucker shutdown planned for April 12.

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Far cry from the 2000 they estimated would attend.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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We pulled out with 27 trucks (and) within 15 minutes we were at 40 trucks.

Well, I guess 40 out of 3 million is a start. Forty trucks probably looks like a lot when you're there, but so does a wallet full of one dollar bills. In the end neither one gets you very much.

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Perfect example of an effort in futility confused.gif

Tractor Man's Comment
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The other 13 didn't join them. They just got stuck behind the stupid #@&!$.

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I thought they where making the rest of us look bad, luckily there is too few of them for anyone to notice.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Andrew Scott, a trucker from Logan County who helped organize Friday's event, said 40 is a strong turnout for such protests, which have also taken place recently in Indiana, Illinois, Texas and Mississippi.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Andrew Scott, a trucker from Logan County who helped organize Friday's event, said 40 is a strong turnout for such protests, which have also taken place recently in Indiana, Illinois, Texas and Mississippi.

Sounds like old Andrew is damned near as smart as @AOC!

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Yeah, I said it .......sue me!

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PackRat's Comment
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I can hear the FMCSA calling an emergency session to address this like ASAP because of those clowns “movement”...NOT!

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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We pulled out with 27 trucks

All the nationwide press they've been getting and that turnout would barely make a decent size barbeque on a Saturday afternoon. Heck, a small town bar league softball game has more players than that.

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