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Energy Crisis / Truckers Protest #226987

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 04, 1973
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(Studio) Truck drivers protest higher operating costs and lowered speed limits by blockading interstate hwys. in 4 states. Nationwide truckers' strike possible.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Blakeslee, Pennsylvania) I-80 blockaded by over 100 independent truckers, caused traffic tie-ups for hrs. on both sides of highway [Protest organizer J.W. EDWARDS - insists trucks must be allowed to transport goods in most efficient time. Many truckers forced out of job.] [Trucker Duane JEFFERS - says truckers threaten stoppage again unless demands met. Products won't reach consumer.] Teamster's Union not behind truckers protest.

Cronkite, Walter

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