Canadian truckers protest fuel costs

| 9/6/2005

Several dozen trucks in New Brunswick, Canada, stopped along roadsides, scales and at truck stops Tuesday, Sept. 6, to protest the rising cost of fuel.

While no specific numbers were available, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said trucks were stopped in the towns of Saint-Jacques, St. Leonard, Grand Falls, Kedgwick and Saint-Quentin.

A police spokesperson told the Canadian Press that, while other vehicles were not blocked, traffic along the Tran-Canada Highway was moving slower than normal.

Witnesses at the scene said a petition was being circulated calling for action by the government.