Truck Stop

Chapman, Stephen
July 1979
New Republic;7/7/79, Vol. 181 Issue 1/2, p6
The article offers information about a truck strike, which began officially at 11:59 p.m. on June 20, 1979 in a few states in the U.S. This strike have been catalyzed by fuel problems. Motorists have been frustrated at the high cost and short supply of gasoline. The increase of the fuel prices since January 1979 was magnified by the poor fuel economy of the big trucks. In effect, farmers have got their crops rotten and groceries have come short of farm products.


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