One of the Washington D.C. trucker protest organizers has a message to truckers protesting in the Nation’s capital: “you guys may want to pack up and go home” after reportedly receiving multiple calls from members of law enforcement in D.C.
Rick Santiago posted a new video on his personal Facebook page telling drivers on the front lines that he has received multiple calls from the Metropolitan Police Department over the past 24 hours asking when are the truckers planning on leaving. Santiago, who left DC on Sunday was instrumental in building what could possibly be the largest trucker movement, calling for broker regulations, antitrust investigations and calling out brokers who are “price-gouging” freight rates amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Santiago is calling for all small carriers and fleets to request records of freight transactions from brokers which they have hauled in the past few years and email them directly to him so he is able to review the transactions in coordination with a unnamed “political group” from Florida.
“You guys may want to pack up, go home,” and then calls for drivers to email him a record of transactions. So they can start investigating brokers. Santiago says he was able to speak to a politician yesterday and does “I don’t think we can get into the White House this week” citing the process for being invited to the White House is not a fast process.
Santiago is calling for carriers to contact freight brokers via email to request records of freight transactions Under § 371.3, and says that because many brokers require carriers to waive these “rights” in broker/carrier setup packets, he is asking carriers forward on the completed setup packets.
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