2001, Grain Valley, MO -- "The nation's professional truckers extend their
deepest sympathies to the families of those killed and injured in the terrorist
attacks and now in the rescue efforts at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon,"
Jim Johnston President of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association
senseless and heretofore almost unimaginable tragedy reminds us all of how precious
our families and loved ones are and also reminds us of how precious all life
is," Johnston said.
says truckers are anxious to help. "Within minutes after the first airplane
crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, we started receiving phone
calls from professional trucker members asking how they could help the victims
- offering to make themselves and their equipment available to transport emergency
supplies that might be needed by the emergency personnel at the sites in New
York and Washington, D.C."
to assure the American people that America's truck drivers are ready, willing
and able to provide assistance anywhere and everywhere needed. And, despite
reports from members of fuel price gouging, small business professional truckers
will continue to do their part to meet the transportation needs of the nation
and to keep the American economy moving," Johnston pledged.