Truckers Keeping Their Big Rigs Parked

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Truckers are once again protesting the high cost of fuel. Last month, many of them tried to drive home the point to congress, Thursday some are doing it again.

This time it's on a local level. More than a dozen drivers parked their big rigs in Vanceboro to send a message to lawmakers about the high cost of diesel fuel.

They say they're losing profits and emptying their wallets to fill up their tanks.

Levis Lane has been a truck driver for almost 30 years and he says this is the worst he's ever seen.

Levis says he spends more than eight hundred dollars filling up his tank. Other drivers tell us they've spent as much as 12 hundred dollars on diesel fuel.


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  • by Mike on May 2, 2008 at 05:45 PM
    GO FOR IT!!!!! The price of fuel and gas is ludicrious.
  • by Raptor Location: NC on May 2, 2008 at 02:45 PM
    Truckers how in the heck are you paying your bills, I know they have not stopped. So hang in there as long as you can, with out your help this country will go down the tube fast. The feds/state should for go their taxes to help truckers and the country.
  • by BIG J Location: SNOWHILL N.C. on May 2, 2008 at 01:11 PM
    I drove a truck for 15 years and I say GOD BLESS these Drivers.
  • by Sally Location: Pinkhill on May 2, 2008 at 12:20 PM
    Big Brother better step in and do something. If all the truckers parked them this country would be in a BIG mess.
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