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Operation Black & Blue

Sep 01, 2017 at 10:25 PM CST
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Operation Black & Blue is a protest against forced ELD's and HOS reform. We have obtained our demonstration permit for October 3rd - 8th in Washington DC.

We will be meeting with representatives regarding HR 3282 (The ELD Mandate Delay) as well as other topics concerning Independent Carriers and their drivers.

It has been a hard road to get to this point. We will be setting up a route though DC and finaling that route out in front of our favorite hated government agency. I pointed out to the FMCSA at GATS that this is a violation of my property rights under Amendment 5 of the Constitution. They know that my company will be suing them in December if this mandate is continued on it its current form.

We have many operations going on across the country at this same time.

1. Log it as it happens
2. Slow your roll
3. Going fishin
4. Shit my truck broke down
5. Visiting the State Capitol

As you can see we understand that not everybody will be able to make it to DC for the big demonstration there. We felt that it was as equally important for everybody that possibly could be involved in this battle against the ATA and the FMCSA. We have been surprised by the amount of support that we have gained over the past few months and are doing our last month push before the Operation proceeds. I realize that a lot of you will be deep in harvest season and will not be able to stop that. For those that can we appreciate any support that we can get.

For more information on the Operation you can check us out at Operation Black & Blue or Mega Mistakes on Facebook.
Replied on Sun, Sep 03, 2017 at 04:04 PM CST
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Not to be a smart ass, but if you get more than 20 trucks I will be surprised.
Replied on Sun, Sep 03, 2017 at 09:13 PM CST
SCOTT I WAS JUST WONDERING IF THIS STUFF IS SUPPOSED TO MAKE STUFF SAFER HAS YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OFFERED TO LOWER RATES IF THESE ARE INSTALLED.
Replied on Tue, Sep 05, 2017 at 02:06 PM CST
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Originally Posted by: TROY JEFFERS
Quote: "Not to be a smart ass, but if you get more than 20 trucks I will be surprised."

Troy had 4 dislikes from company drivers that can't think for themselves. I agree with Troy. If truckers actually stuck together, the industry wouldn't be in the shape it's in.
Replied on Tue, Sep 05, 2017 at 06:51 PM CST
Originally Posted by: PAUL SANNE
Quote: "Troy had 4 dislikes from company drivers that can't think for themselves. I agree with Troy. If truckers actually stuck together, the industry wouldn't be in the shape it's in. "

I think it's a great idea, but it's a me me me world anymore, I remember one weekend in CA at the TA when fuel went Thur the roof in 07 or 08. A lot of big talk over the cb, next morning I was the only sucker left in the parking lot...
Replied on Thu, Sep 07, 2017 at 08:01 AM CST
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Originally Posted by: TROY JEFFERS
Quote: "I think it's a great idea, but it's a me me me world anymore, I remember one weekend in CA at the TA when fuel went Thur the roof in 07 or 08. A lot of big talk over the cb, next morning I was the only sucker left in the parking lot... "

You are correct Troy. We have a pretty good showing for our Operation thus far. We don't need tons of people in Washington DC for this one, even though we have quite a lot coming. It is the other operations that are equally important that all that choose to participate will impact the freight for that week. Wish everybody the best of luck.