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Mayday, mayday! A tale of two sides of a dispute over spot rates

Jul 02, 2020 at 10:22 AM CST

The protest group, comprised mostly of members of various Facebook groups, began the protest without a clear objective, other than to draw attention to low freight rates. Proposed solutions to the problem ranged from investigating brokers for price gouging to permanent suspension of hours of service rules, elimination of the requirement for electronic logging devices, and even the abolishment of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). As the protest evolved, a demand for a White House meeting moved to the forefront. President Donald Trump helped encourage the protesters with supportive tweets and comments.