“Truckers to Shut Down America” Plans 3-Day National Trucking Strike for October

Truck convoy-08Remember the feeling you had one week ago today as an estimated 880,000 bikers rolled into Washington D.C.? Well it would seem that this historic event may have inspired more Patriotic Americans to do their part to send a loud message to the tyrants in Washington. On Sunday a Facebook page sprang up called “Truckers to Shut Down America.” At the time of this writing there are a little over 18,000 likes, so it would seem that there are more than a handful of people that like the idea. To give you a point of reference, it took us 9 months to get 22,000 likes on The D.C. Clothesline Facebook Page. They might top that 4 days.

The goal is pretty simple. On the weekend of October 11-13 the organizers are calling for a general trucker strike. The goal would be to send a message to our government through a delivery strike that could potentially be temporarily catastrophic to national commerce.

What would happen if all truck drivers, or at least a large percentage, followed through with this strike? Could it cause temporary food and fuel shortages? For certain it would. It would temporarily cripple most merchants and it is difficult to say how long they might take to recover. Regardless of that potential scenario, there is no doubt that something must be done and the people must be heard.

The “About” section of the “Truckers to Shut Down America” page states:


The American people are sick and tired of the corruption that is destroying America! We therefore declare a GENERAL STRIKE on the weekend of October 11-13, 2013! Truck drivers will not haul freight! Americans can strike in solidarity with truck drivers!


The American people are sick and tired of the corruption that is destroying America! We therefore declare a GENERAL STRIKE on the weekend of October 11-13, 2013! Truck drivers will not haul freight! Workers will call in sick! Consumers will not buy or sell anything on this date! Stay home! Buy nothing!

What remains to be seen is what kind of support this strike will garner. Rest assured that the 18,000+ people who have liked this page are not all truck drivers.

Freedom Outpost’s Suzanne Hamner writes:

It is estimated there are approximately 150,000 independent/ owner-operators across the country. If every one of those truckers descended on Washington DC, it would make more than a big statement. Adding patriotic company drivers would increase the message. By halting the transport of goods throughout the country and ceasing all money transactions and shopping for three days, it would signal a nationwide peaceful protest against the tyranny in Washington.

I, for one, intend to support the trucker community in their endeavors. That should come as no surprise from someone who was described as an “ignorant, stupid, brain dead right-wing woman” since the family trucking company will be participating.

A million bikers drove through Washington; several thousand trucks sure can. I think the truckers, along with a few patriotic Americans in cars, pickup trucks and SUVs, would be just the ticket to tell all of those who are intent on trashing our Constitution they are dealing with Americans – a sleeping giant if you will. It can be done America. We must stand together.

Mark your calendars folks for October 11th through October 13th and support the Million Trucker March. Make sure you have enough provisions to last approximately 30 days as it could take that long to restock stores with goods.

I think it is wise to mark your calender and plan accordingly as Suzanne recommends. You also might want to “like” the Facebook page and follow the momentum. If this thing looks like it will go over then you need to be prepared. There are a lot of people who need to follow how this might develop. Our family is a good example. I have twin girls that are two months old. Can you imagine if we could not find formula or diapers for a few weeks? What about people that rely on prescription meds?

I’m not entirely sure what the scope of this will be and what kind of impact it might have, but I intend to follow the story closely and be as prepared as possible.

I think we must think about every possible angle.

If they pull this off and it causes food and fuel shortages it could give Mr. Obama the excuse he has been looking for to declare a temporary state of martial law.

I am putting the cart before the horse and I realize that I am thinking several steps ahead but I think it is prudent to do so. Because if they do pull this off, as much as we might be in love with the idea, there will be effects on each of our families that will be felt.

As much as I realize that this shutdown could cause lots of unintended problems for American people (and not just the government and big business) I will support this event in any way I can. If momentum grows I will publicize it again to try help the cause.

If these men and women can pull this off then the sacrifice would be shared by all. We need to understand that. It may make life inconvenient for a short time, but it will take bold actions to get the attention of those in D.C.

What other alternatives do we have?

Do you want to keep listening to the lies of representatives who tell you they are going to impeach after mid-term elections? Do you really believe that? Because I don’t.

Do you want to keep listening to excuses of these elected servants who make no noteworthy progress on any of these government scandals? …Benghazi…Fast & Furious…Extortion 17…IRS Scandal…NSA Scandal…State Department Scandal…Birth Certificate Scandal…Social Security Number Scandal…etc.

You and I could sit down and easily list 20-30 scandals and then we would still certainly forget some. For instance, how many have already forgotten about the AP scandal and DHS ammunition build up which we were talking about just a few months ago?

If you think about all of the scandals that have come and gone nowhere, you will understand that something big must be done to get the attention of our lawmakers. Is this the next logical step. Sure it is. I haven’t heard of any better ideas. I’d rather do something than nothing at all.

I’d prefer to stand with the truckers and take my chances.

What about you? Are you willing to make some sacrifices if they can pull this off?

Update: 4:46 PM Wednesday. I just checked and the page has gone from 18,000 likes to almost 36,000 in about 12-14 hours time. My suggestion is to take this seriously whether you are for or against it. You can visit the page here.

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122 Responses to “Truckers to Shut Down America” Plans 3-Day National Trucking Strike for October

  1. Chuck Francis says:

    I was a trucker in the 70’s, and was in both the February 1974 strike, and the April 1979 strike. In both cases, the truckers won big concessions. The 3 day strike in 79 had major repercussions. People in the big markets, NYC, LA, Chi-town, D.C. and so on, ran out of food staples in just a few days. There were panic buyers in the stores, and milk, bread, eggs, butter, sugar and so on was disappearing. Negotiations between the unions and D.C. resulted in deregulation shortly thereafter. It was a good time to be a trucker. We guys who drove long-haul as independents could make some money back then. I had a friend in Florida who drove lobster from Boston one way, and shrimp from Key West the other way. One turn-around every week and BIG money. But then of course, if you ever lost a load of shrimp or lobster because of a bad reefer, you were hurting for sure! Miss the old days. These days everything is contract haul, company drivers or GBL deliveries. I enjoyed working in the Golden Age of decent truck stops, when the professional driver was literally the KING of the Road!

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  3. joe says:

    That’s a good one Thom. He is the one in the pickle parks at night on the CB trying to get some trucker c*ck in his mouth. Then up his brown eye!

  4. ippster says:

    Happens all the time in the country you are from..

  5. ippster says:

    CS. You should be used to those things, it happens ALL. The time in the panty you re from…lol. That’s one reason I Don’t visit there…

  6. cs says:

    need call fire department water hose down give some lye soap stinking place all they do is direspect women gay blacks mexican these people is bunch cry baby these the one leave piss bottle at walmart shit bag every where shit in shower that attend to clean up please record there picture dont suport until there clean there act up

    • john doe says:

      Shows how stupid this person is, cannot even form a sentence correctly. Did you ever get further than the second grade. You are a pathetic piece of shit yourself.
      You might want to take an English lesson or go back to the shit eating country you are from.
      Everyone that comes into this country shows no respect for our great country.
      And yes Mexicans are the worse, you shit heads want to come to our country and bring your trashy habits with you.

      Look at some of the places they live. We need to keep them from entering our country period. No I’m not really a racist, but tired of what’s happening to our great U.S.A.
      Go back to your shitty country. Leave us alone. We don’t want you here. Got it?
      Your so stupid you don’t even know about flushing your shit paper down the toilet, instead you put in the corner. You are a nasty ass piece of shit!
      Please leave our country. We don’t want none of your here.

  7. cs says:

    most these l people protesting piss bottle on ground complaint about ever thing shit bag leave on ground most them just nasty people when go into the shipper some them stink worst than a pole cat so them have sex with lock lizard all they do is complaint real truck dont have nothing to do with them i bet you there will be piss bottle every where shit bag on the lawn the need take there picture dont hire just ignore them

    • Thom* says:

      You’re Talking about the Occupy people and the democrats and the black panthers. I know you’re not talking about hard working people that pay your bills for you. The people that are there at the monuments picking up trash and mowing the lawns. What have you ever done in your whole miserable life to help someone else? Did you seel your food stamps to buy that computer or did your pal obama ( sweatturd) buy it for you?

    • joe says:

      CS are you really that stupid? What were your parents thinking when they created you?
      Oh, sorry you don’t know who your parents were. I forgot your mama was working as a lot lizard, so who knows who your daddy was. They should have pulled out, or your mama should have spit.
      People like you need to be erased off our planet. Please go away and take all your lazy ass friends with you. You are worthless, uninformed, a drain on our economy.
      Now go do another bump! You piece of excrement!
      I would venture to say you have a OBUMMER phone also.
      If you were on fire I wouldn’t even piss on you!
      Are country is screwed, no turning back.
      And they want to pass immigration reform now. Bring them all in, were so fucked!!

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  9. James Edward Vines says:

    This is long overdue and I for one, firmly believe, this might get the attention of those “lawmakers” (who work for us). The average american should never be scared or intimidated, by those we put in office. It should be the ones we elected, who are afraid of losing their jobs. What are they doing all year? Why do they always wait till the last hour to do something they have known about all year? This is our government and they work for us! My plan is to support the truckers anyway I can. I’m a vet and mad as hell about the way they are treating our fallen. The families of those who gave their lives, have been given the middle finger (by our government) by not paying what was due those families! They are grieving and our government isn’t there for them. What a bunch of idiots we have in office. I can only wonder what this has done to the moral of our servicemen overseas.

    • cs says:

      cry baby why should support group of people that leave piss bottle every shit bag on the ground why should support people shit shower and attend clean up 95 trucker dont support foolishness

  10. Jim says:

    It wouldnt take a majority of Truckers to Strike in order to shut down the Country, Just a majority of the fuel hauling tanker drivers. without gasoline, and diesel fuel everything else stops. Im a tanker yanker, and although I cant be in Washington, I plan on enjoying the weekend with my family.

    • cs says:

      jim why should support a group the leave piss bottle on the ground shit bag leave on the ground yes need strike all right so you support shit in shower that attend to clean up what a joke bunch cry baby

  11. LeAnne Bryant says:

    Obama has no love for the United States or for Britain–it is too over obvious. He has furnished aid to Lybia in the form of military supplies, equipment, and strikes as well as money. He sent millions of dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and supported that overthrow that burned 600 churches and cathedrals and killed thousands of Christians, Jews, and nonMuslims, and he was “caught” sending weapons to the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaida–allowing our ambassador, Navy Seals, and other operatives to be murdered without sending them any help. Dead people do not talk. Journalists have died mysterious deaths to shut them up–healthy journalists—and young ones. Get the picture….and, what was going on at the Southern border of the United States that Obama and Eric Holder had to furnish guns and cover that up—drug deals to pay for his political campaign? How many politicians, senators, congressmen, and judges have been “bought off” and how many have been blackmailed (Chief Justice John Roberts–remember his guilty face at being the deciding vote to say that the charge for Obama care is a “tax” when it is so very clear that the Federal Government is engaging in commerce in direct conflict with the free commerce of the citizens of the United States of America. It is clear to anyone who has good common sense and sound judgement that Obama Care will break or bankrupt our nation. And, it is a mis-nomer or lie to call it the Affordable Care Act–you can name a skunk a chicken and it will make no difference in the animal itself. God help us all at the stupidity and the gall to think that the citizens of the United States are all that “stupid” that we will agree with “stupidity” of the Saul Alenski’s Rules for Radicals tactic of mis-naming in order to give credibility to a dead-horse issue. The gall!!!!!!!!!!!

    • cs says:

      this part cry baby we need clean up truck before we goes any where else these people leave piss bottle every where shit in bag leave on the ground shit in shower the attend had to clean up some smell worst than a pole cat goes to the shipper goverment please take these people picture talking the people come other country lot cleaner american driver these people can be health riack

  12. robert davis says:

    I backup the truckers 100%

    • Jesus Velunza says:

      Got to say, we out here in America love truckers. These people are the heart of this nation and are brave enough to display exactly what we are all saying and wish we could do. Truckers should not confine their protest to the capital but we all should unite, steel workers, store clerks, factories, construction workers, boat yards, longshoremen, teachers, shopping centers ALL AMERICANS from coast to coast and show this administration our disgust with Washington and the arrogance of Barack Obama with over 16 trillion in debt soon the dollar will not be accepted any where in the world. We have the first president ever elected who has no concern for this nation.

      • cs says:

        these people is a health risk throw piss bottle out leave shit bag on the ground complaint about every thing so u support nasty your dog lot cleaner go to truck stop some time and look around ask attend dont there shit in the shower they had to clean up so you support group something wrong with you

    • cs says:

      goes look around truck stop pis in bottle shit in bags throw on the ground these people nothing but cry baby so back up a man pissing bottle shit in shower you support that these worst than dogs so 6 dogs in a truck they need to leave washington until we clean up the trucking world they foolish people so you support that

  13. David Jendro says:

    Stop being a bunch of sheep… We all were meant to have a voice and the government is taking it all away and putting us on the back burner… TRUCKER STRIKE!!! Obama can call martial law but I guarantee that America and our soldiers will not go for it. I’m a veteran and owner operator… I will back my people before I back my government! We need to stand up for our rights before it’s too late!

    • BUB says:

      already to late david!!!!!!!!! americans voted for his ass 2 times!!! this time, we are done!!!!!!!! god bless all and I DID NOT VOTE OBAMA!!!!!!

      • Thom* says:

        There are things just as bad as having voted for hussein. One of them is having a defeatist attitude. If obama wanted to be an emperor he should have stayed in Kenya. I believe he is living on borrowed time. We’ll see I guess.

        • cs says:

          yes right should be a trucker strike for leaving piss bottle on the ground shitting bags leaving ground shitting in shower attend have to clean up these people are foolish goverment to clean these act up first

          • Thom* says:

            Just in case you don`t know allready, my last post was directed to you “cs” By the way what does CS stand for, c*cksu*ker?

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