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Truckers, Government Officials / Washington, DC Meeting #227065

CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 07, 1973
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(Studio) Truckers meet with government officials in Washington, DC to negotiate with regard to higher speeds and lower fuel costs.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Drivers park rigs on outskirts of DC; however, lobbying peaceful. [Trucker John GRIFFIN - outlines truckers' demands.] [Transportation Secretary Claude BRINEGAR - states refineries in process of making less gasoline and more distillates. Truckers must trust government and be patient.] Teamsters' President Frank Fitzsimmons thinks all pleasure cars should be removed from hwys. if necessary to make more fuel available to truckers. Truckers pull out of DC; some talk of nationwide truck stoppage still exists.
REPORTER: Hal Walker

(Studio) Teamsters' President Fitzsimmons to meet with Nixon tomorrow.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Mudd, Roger;
Walker, Hal

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