Disgruntled truck drivers wanting the federal government to listen to their concerns plan on parading their big rigs through the nation’s capital.
Billed as the “Independence Day Truckers Rights Parade” and organized by the public interest group “lifeontheroads.com“, the convoy paused at Dallas Pike Friday for food and fuel.
The Indiana-based group said new government regulations mandating electronic logging of hours of service need to be rewritten to ensure safe trucking operations.
“We have so many drivers, so many independents, so many owner-operators, losing their homes, and everything else, because the rules and regulations that they’re putting in does not fit the industry. And the only way we’re going to be able do it, is if we stand up and let them hear,” said John Eppley with lifeontheroads.com
Plans call for the “Truckers Rights Parade” to arrive in Washington, D.C. on Monday, and Tuesday, June 9th, and 10th.
Group members also want to speak on social issues, such as veteran health care, and anti-bullying measures in schools.