South Dakota truckers also rally

| 4/29/2008

In South Dakota, Gov. Mike Rounds spoke to a group of truckers on Monday. The truckers convoyed to the state Capitol in Pierre to protest high fuel prices.

Organizer Brian Frahm told The Associated Press that the goal of the protest was to let the politicians know that $4 diesel isn’t hurting just truckers, but also small businesses and families.

KELO-TV News reported that about a dozen trucks participated in the convoy. Frahm had hoped more would turn out, but he told media at the scene that many truck drivers decided not to attend because they could not afford to buy fuel for the trip.