NewsLocal News / February 20, 2019

Trucker Protest Planned For I-465 Thursday

Hundreds of truck drivers are expected to join together in Indianapolis in a "slow roll" protest.2019-02-20T00:00:00-05:00
Trucker Protest Planned For I-465 Thursday

Hundreds of truck drivers are expected to join together Thursday in Indianapolis for a "slow roll" protest.

The protest is over concerns about government regulations that require drivers to use an electronic logging device to track their hours on the road, which they claim is unfair and is a safety concern because it can shorten their time to make deliveries.

Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine says the truckers are planning to descend on Interstate 465 Thursday. He says troopers will monitor the situation.

“I know their intentions are to do two laps around 465. But what they’ve told us and what we are going to hold them to, is they said they are not going to occupy the left lane. They are going to drive around 50 mph, and they are going to allow enough room between each truck so cars can safely move on and off," says Perrine.

The convoys are expected to take place across the country.

 

 

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