Monday, March 24, 2008

Maybe the truckers want to strike?

There are rumors of a truckers' strike in the USA. Prominent blogger Mish writes a condescending post telling truckers to stop asking for hand outs because no one owes them a living. Well I think any working person who thinks they can improve their situation by the somewhat risky strategy of striking should go for it. Anyone who thinks they should take it on the chin for the good of Team America is crazy. But if the truckers think they can prevail in a strike they are also crazy. The economy is slowing, and transportation, especially hauling, will slow down dramatically. We have way too much trucking capacity. We need to, and will be, switching to rail and barge for everything that we can ship, except for the last few miles of delivery. BTW, cab drivers are facing similar problems:

cab driver strike
This cab driver is so frustrated with King County (Seattle) that he is angrily calling for a strike. The strike never happened. But I think those guys have every right to do so.

2 comments:

Frederick (SilverSurfer) Schaffner said...

Professional drivers are asking American citizens to participate in the "National Shut-Down"

This is an issue effecting all of us and we MUST take a stand NOW. Our government IS a major contributing factor in the outrageous price of fuel...we must take this action to get their attention. All other avenues has only fallen on deaf ears - our government is ignoring the will, and needs, of the American people.

www.theamericandriver.com/files/truckers2unite.html
www.uscattlehaulers.com
www.thetruckingindustry.net/strike.html
www.truckdriversunited.com/truck_stop_talk.htm
www.thetruckersvoice.net/

Anonymous said...

Strikes, go-slows, conservation, scope reduction - call it what you will, they must be encouraged! These are terrific mechanisms for destroying the economy which is, like a buffalo in a stampede, trampling on everything in its path; the earth, other life, our futures, in a desperate attempt to keep moving. The quicker it, and the whole global economy collapses the better off, although it will really, really suck in the meantime, we’ll all be.