Truckers use online social networks to take action over fuel prices

The patience of independent truckers is wearing thin as the diesel fuel prices rise.

Read Write Web reports that truckers are venting their frustration over fuel costs through social networks like MySpace and Facebook. One MySpace page that supports a trucker protest on May 5th has over 1900 friends. and have similar forums. reports that high fuel prices putting pressure on truckers and on businesses that depend on trucks. Fuel surcharges are passed on to customers in higher bills and prices. Trucking companies are trying to conserve fuel by checking tires for proper inflation and driving slower.

The fuel price crisis has prompted truckers to ask their state lawmakers for help. Land Line reports that lawmakers and truckers plan for a roundtable discussion over fuel prices on Thursday, April 17, at the Fultonville Super Stop in Fultonville, NY.

Sources: Read Write Web, and Land Line


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