Operation Black and Blue is an organized protest to wake up the members of Congress so that we can inform them that they are violating our Constitutional rights with the mandate for the use of electronic logging devices. We wish for them to understand that the regulations that they have been imposing on the trucking industry has been causing undue stress for the drivers and have been ineffectual for safety on the roads. In fact, they have had the opposite effect.
While truck drivers all over the country have been trying to get legislators to understand that one of the real issues for safety is inadequate parking they have ignored drivers on the matter and introduced more impossible laws for drivers to follow.
Truck drivers have been trying to get legislators to understand that modern driver training is far less than adequate, and they haven't addressed the issue. Due to unrealistic regulations experienced drivers are fleeing the industry, and are being replaced by poorly trained drivers. This is an unfair practice for experienced drivers, new to the industry drivers, and the public.
The only voice we have left is to deprive our work from those that think that we should operate in deplorable conditions. Therefore, we ask our fellow drivers to join the brotherhood and stay home during the protest, or park your truck in a nice comfortable place for duration of the protest.
Please, understand that in no way is this a truckers strike. We are a protest, and we are asking for your participation. We do not condone the inappropriate actions of trucker strikes from what we have witnessed from them to be in the past. No one can force a driver to work, and no one has a right to prevent a driver from working. This is a peaceful protest, and your participation would be greatly appreciated by the rest of the members of the industry.
Thank you, and God bless!
© Operation Black and Blue 2017