Trucker Wars: The True Story of the Three Trucker Shutdowns [DVD] [Overdrive, ITA]

By: [Mike Parkhurst]

Price: $15.00

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Book Condition: New


A new copy of this scarce DVD, still sealed in the publisher’s shrinkwrap. From the back cover: “In late 1973, gas and diesel fuel prices jumped to the eye-popping level of 40 cents per gallon allegedly caused by a middle east oil embargo. Shortages and fuel rationing angered public and truckers alike. America’s biggest and most influential trucking magazine – OVERDRIVE – used its editorial adrenaline to inspire a shutdown because the federal government turned a blind eye to the reality of an increasingly militant citizenry. The headquarters of OVERDRIVE and it’s two in-house, fire breathing associations, Roadmasters and the Independent Truckers Association served as the nationwide coordinator and communications ‘war room’ to collect and disperse convoy loads of information. They also created tens of thousands of posters that spread across the country faster than the 55 MPH speed limit. The three shutdowns that OVERDRIVE/ITA organized in 1974, 1979 and 1983 were like a raging river carrying cargos of legislative goals flooding Congressional offices. The three shutdowns pave the way for longer and heavier trucks. The result of the shutdowns cut the umbilical cord between railroads, regulated truck fleets and the Interstate Commerce Commission. The ICC does not exist today. The shutdowns made not only national news but international news inspiring European truckers to stage shutdowns of their own to protest restrictive border checkpoints and rapidly rising diesel fuel prices. The three (and only) shutdowns were the crown jewels of liberty well-earned by truckers who sacrificed time, effort and income to help America’s free enterprise system. Truckers lost a couple of battles but they won the war, and so did America.”

Title: Trucker Wars: The True Story of the Three Trucker Shutdowns [DVD] [Overdrive, ITA]

Author Name: [Mike Parkhurst]

Categories: Transportation,

Publisher: [Los Angeles], Hollywood-Continental Films: 2013

Binding: DVD

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 3271