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Energy Crisis / Truckers' Protest #468500

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 04, 1973
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(Studio) Truck drivers in 4 states blockade major interstates to protest higher fuel prices and reduced speed limits. Teamster President Frank Fitzsimmons requests Congress increase truck speed limits. In Los Angeles, edition of "Voice of American Trucker" calls for nationwide truckers' walkout this mo.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) Truckers' demands outlined. ["Overdrive Magazine" Mike PARKHURST - states truckers tired and frustrated about communication barrier to DC.] Because of federal fuel allocation program, drivers must stop almost every 100 mile to refuel. [Truckdriver Roger HILTON - believes Americans to realize seriousness of matter if products don't reach store shelves. Thinks real fuel shortage

Chancellor, John

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