× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

Truckers' Strike / Effects #30373

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 05, 1974
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Washington, DC meeting between government and truckers conts. in effort to end truckers' strike.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Govt. announces immediate freeze on diesel fuel prices. Details of freeze outlined. Energy czar William Simon, President' top labor aide W.J. Usery and Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp rush to White House before diesel fuel freeze announced. [SIMON - explains government move.]
REPORTER: Jerry Landay

(DC) Truckers unhappy with government proposal; rollback in diesel prices demanded by truckers. Truckers' demands outlined.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

(Studio) As effort conts. to halt strike, nation faces shortages caused by shipment delays. Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz warns much fresh produce will be lost if strike conts. Widespread violence conts.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Williamsburg, Iowa) Truckers travel in groups with police protection. 70-truck convoy passes through Iowa without incident, carrying meat and other perishables to N.E. mkts. State police promise to protect drivers, cargo and trucks along route.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

(Ohio-Pennsylvania border) Ind. hurt by truckers strike, incling. auto, steel plant. [Republic Steel Corporation Paul WIGTON - says workers to slow down and gradually stop production if truckers' strike doesn't end.] [Chamber of Commerce Weston JOHNSTONE - concedes strike has ripple effect throughout econ.] National Guard called out to protect truckers. [JOHNSTONE - explains guard's duty.] [Ohio National Guard Colonel Richard LANDER - says presence of National Guard deters some violent acts.]
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

Reporter(s):
Dobbs, Greg;
Landay, Jerry;
Miller, Ron;
Smith, Howard K.;
Zimmerman, Bill
Duration:
00:05:50

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.