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Truckers' Demands / Washington, DC Meeting / Fuel Gouging #468114

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 11, 1973
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(Studio) United States may face long-distance truckers' work stoppage unless truck drivers' demands met. Truckers meet in Washington, DC with subcommittee
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [Secretary of Transportation Claude BRINEGAR - concedes fuel shortage may not be as bad as 1st expected.] [Teamsters' President Frank FITZSIMMONS - suggests tax on pleasure driving as credible plan for fuel conservation.] Trucker spokesperson threatens work stoppage. [Trucker John SASSI - states no more road blocks will occur but truckers won't work under present conditions.] Nixon administration caught in dilemma by truckers' demands.
REPORTER: Irving R. Levine

(Studio) Truckers protest against diesel fuel price gouging at truck stops.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) [Truck driver Bob JACOBS - explains fuel price hike to NBC.] IRS (Internal Revenue Service) agents check fuel prices, but Jacobs says gouging occurs at all truck stops filmed by NBC. [JACOBS - confronts truck stop operators with gouging.] Pump operators offer no explanation for price increases Off-interstate stations charge much less for fuel. Truckers up in arms over fuel price discrepancy.
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell

Bell, Rebecca;
Chancellor, John;
Levine, Irving R.

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