Early this morning, the sounds of diesel engines filled the streets of Washington, D.C. as dozens, if not hundreds of bob-tailing semi’s made their way to Constitution Ave where they plan to remain for at least three days.
The truckers are comprised of several groups, most notably, The Disrespected Trucker, a large Facebook community of truckers and trucking enthusiasts who feel truckers are simply getting the short end of the stick. The trucks are in Washington to peacefully demonstrate against low rates, increasing operational costs, trucking regulations and autonomous trucks.
The highly coordinated demonstration includes truckers from across the country who converged last night at truck stops in MD and VA, and “slow-rolled” into Washington, DC at three this morning. Once they arrived, drivers attempted to get some shut eye before a day of planned demonstrations.
According to several social media accounts, the drivers plan on sounding “S-O-S” in Morse Code with air-horns each hour, on the hour starting at 0800 this morning. Drivers report police and local media are on site as of 0700 this morning.
This is a breaking story and we will follow updates as they become available.