Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Truckers Strike 2008: TRUCC Act And Crime

Two communiques from Trucker Strike at MySpace:

S. 2910
This Act may be cited as the `Trust in Reliable Understanding of Consumer Costs Act' or the `TRUCC Act'.

To contact your Senators and your Representative in the House, call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and provide the operator with your home zip code. The operator will connect you with the offices of your elected representatives. To voice your opinion on the TRUCC ACT.

And this bit of real-life horror:
OK we all read about truckers getting robbed and loads getting stolen from them on a daily basis from all over the United States. Or at least I do but it hits home now.

Tonight (5/19-08) while my husband was waiting to get fuel in Maryland. A man came up to him and demanded that he give him all of his money. The man had his hand in his pocket like he was holding a gun. He obviously was not too smart considering my husband was still in his truck but had the window down. Husband told him to hang on, grabbed his gun and stuck it in the man's face and told him he better be moving on. The man ran off and nobody was hurt but this could have been tragic. I honestly do not know what I would have done if this would have turned negative real fast. Concealed weapons permits DO come in handy after all.

So for all the drivers out there please please be careful anywhere you stop and no matter what you are doing keep your doors locked and your eye balls and ears open. I hear about truckers getting robbed a lot or their loads getting stolen and I have a bad feeling it is only going to get worse.

Stay Safe.

Yes, stay safe! With diesel fuel so expensive, find a way to prevent siphoning. And watch your back while filling that tank!

God bless the American trucker!

The American Driver - From Drivers … For Drivers
– helping to organize the various protest actions

– be sure to see the list of planned events to participate!

Trucker Strike MySpace
– Add as Friend to get all the Bulletins!

Owner Operators United MySpace
– Add as Friend to get Bulletins (the page layout is now better but it has too many elements and loads slowly)

Previously here:

New York City: Anti-American
Truckers Strike 2008: Thieves At Work
Truckers Strike 2008: D.C. Video
Truckers Strike 2008: Today In D.C.
Truckers Strike 2008: April 28th D.C. Route
Truckers Strike 2008: A Salute And Links
Truckers Strike 2008: Indiana, April 18, 2008
Truckers Strike 2008: Protest In D.C.!
Truckers Strike 2008: April 28th Rally In D.C.
Truckers Strike 2008: Action!
Truckers Strike 2008: Contacts Needed
Truckers Strike 2008: Who Wants To Go To DC???
Truckers Strike 2008: Big Rig Documentary
Truckers Strike: Harrisburg, PA Convoy
Truckers Strike 2008: Meeting Tomorrow
Chronicles Of Depression 2.0: #017
Truckers Strike 2008: Day Three?
Truckers Strike 2008: A Success?
Truckers Strike 2008: Search Precedent Set
Truckers Strike 2008: Day Two
Truckers Strike 2008: Join MySpace
Truckers Strike 2008: National/New Jersey Action
Truckers Strike 2008: National/New Jersey Action
Truckers Strike 2008: 3 A.M. Wake-Up Toot
Truckers Strike 2008: Fill Up = Hold Up!
Truckers Strike 2008: Day One
God Bless The American Trucker
Truckers Strike 2008: Additional
Truckers Strike 2008: A Search Record Set
Is The April 1, 2008 Truckers Strike Real?
Truckers Strike: April 1, 2008
April 1: Truckers Strike?

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