The current 110 12 months sentencing of a Texas trucker has impressed some drivers to say that they’re selecting to boycott masses to Colorado indefinitely, not solely out of assist for Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, however out of concern for their very own effectively being.
Since Aguilera-Mederos’ 110 12 months sentencing final week, footage of trucks stopped for inclement climate has been circulating the web with captions depicting the stopped visitors as a protest. Whereas that footage isn’t the results of a trucker protest, the rumors have impressed some drivers to truly take a stand by refusing to take masses to the state of Colorado.
“Who the f*** going to Colorado?” mentioned one trucker in a Tik Tok.
“They giving out 100 f***ing years. My brakes may exit. I ain’t going nowhere. You higher ship me the other manner.”
“This truck isn’t gonna go to Colorado in his life. Belief me,” wrote one other driver.
“All of us make errors on the highway but it surely doesn’t imply we will likely be put in jail for 110 years.”
“This trucker is now not going to Colorado. Truckers he wants our assist,” added one other.
Whereas some truckers could also be taking a stand by refusing Colorado-bound masses, expertise from previous trucker protests and business consultants alike say that the demonstration will seemingly do little to disrupt the availability chain, however it might get lawmakers’ consideration.
“I personally have seen this many instances [and] don’t foresee that taking place in a manner that it has an amazing impression,” says John Esparza, President and CEO of the Texas Trucking Affiliation.
“I feel that we must always definitely as a rustic relook at that case,” mentioned Tony Salas, co-founder of the Higher Houston Trucking Affiliation, to Fox 26.
“So far as the state of Colorado they’ve quite a lot of work to do when it comes to their legal guidelines,” he continued.
“We totally assist and stand with the boycott of business and enterprise to Colorado. Numerous truckers are afraid to go to Colorado. Colorado has quite a lot of mountains, quite a lot of hills … [Aguilera] was solely 23 years previous and had by no means drove exterior of Texas and went right into a terrain that has quite a lot of mountains. From our understanding, there was already an incident forward of him, and his gear failed on him, so whenever you take a look at the accountability, it ought to actually be on the trucking firm that put this man on the highway.”