member Gerald Pitre was recently quoted in a press report describing
the effects of high fuel prices on owner-operators.
Jennings, LA, trucker was featured in a story by The Beaumont
Enterprise in Texas headlined “Priced to the limit.” He told
the newspaper that if fuel prices rise to $2 per gallon, he’d have
to park his rig.
only me, but there are a whole lot of drivers who’ll go down,” he
said. “It’s hurting like crazy.”
also told The Enterprise what the effect of that would be
on the general population.
owner-operators were to shut down, the country would shut down in
48 to 72 hours,” he said. “The general public doesn’t realize, but
we’re the ones who bring the groceries, the clothes, the automobiles.”
comments were printed in the newspaper’s March 13 edition.