Trucker Protest in Washington D.C. Fizzles Out

Organizers had hoped to "shutdown" the Beltway in protest of the government's role in the trucking industry


Only about 30 tractor trailers with American flags and signs showed up for the much-hyped and talked about "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" on the Beltway in Friday morning’s rush hour according to the Washington Post.

Considering both the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the American Trucking Associations came out last week to denounce and distance themselves from the protest, which started as a protest against the government's intrusion in the trucking industry that instead morphed into an anti-Obama movement demanding the President be impeached.

"We saw about 20 of their trucks this morning coming from Route 66 in Virginia into Maryland," said David Buck, a spokesman for the Maryland State Highway Administration. "They were going the speed limit but it was stop and go traffic, and we’ve had six inches of rain for the last two and a half days." To read more, click HERE.

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