6 - Count 'em... 6 Truckers Slow Roll In MO!

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Local news station says six truckers turned out for Missouri ‘slow roll’ By Ashley -March 27, 2019 CDL Life

A small group of truckers participated in a “slow roll” convoy in Missouri to protest over-regulation in the trucking industry today.

The slow roll started in Joplin, Missouri, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27. A convoy of semi trucks along with a MODOT vehicle travelled at about 45 m.p.h. on I-44 to Stafford.

The protest event was organized with help from members of the Black Smoke Matters group.

Local news station KY3 reported that organizers had hoped for dozens of truckers to participate in the convoy but said that they only counted six trucks.

The “slow roll” is leading up to a planned nationwide protest event set to begin on April 12 during which many drivers say that they will be parking their trucks to raise awareness about problems within the trucking industry like the ELD Mandate, truck driver training standards, Hours of Service problems, and lack of safe truck parking.

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  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Marc Lee's Comment
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You know what they call 6 trucks rolling slowly in IL?

Rush Period!

PlanB's Comment
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Joplin to Strafford MO? Lol that is the main route to and from Primes HQ.

I'm sorry but that area is already full of our "slow rolling" Prime trucks. I'll bet no one even noticed!

Marc Lee's Comment
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Joplin to Strafford MO? Lol that is the main route to and from Primes HQ.

I'm sorry but that area is already full of our "slow rolling" Prime trucks. I'll bet no one even noticed!

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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Joplin to Strafford MO? Lol that is the main route to and from Primes HQ.

I'm sorry but that area is already full of our "slow rolling" Prime trucks. I'll bet no one even noticed!

They had to give Prime drivers a chance to pass someone!!!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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They had to give Prime drivers a chance to pass someone!!!

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PackRat's Comment
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BSm (see what I did there?) is really making a impact....!rofl-1.gif

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