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Truckers / Problems and Protests #227012

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 05, 1973
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(Studio) CBS reporters view truckers' life 1st hand.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Dutch Flat, California) Citizen band radio used to find diesel fuel for truckers along route. [Trucker Charley TEDERMAN - says he's forced to stop 3 times for fuel before Salt Lake City. Usually 1 stop would suffice.] Tederman believes government down on truckers. [TEDERMAN - insists country couldn't function without trucks.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Newark, New Jersey) Driver Mike Pryslak's operating costs tremendous now; less money for family inevitable. [PRYSLAK - believes diesel fuel price hikes mean profit for someone and it's not truckers.] Truckers discuss operating costs at every stop.

(Studio) Teamsters' Union requests President call meeting to discuss truckers' problems.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, David;
Threlkeld, Richard

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