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(SD)-SD Truckers Plan "Slow Roll" Protest Against Proposed Federal Regs

By: John Axtell Posted at: 10/03/2019 01:41 PM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A group of truckers in South Dakota plans a "slow roll" protest of federal legislation that say will hurt them and their industry.

     . Organizer Jeremy Johnson says the protest involves a line of semis driving at reduced speeds driving from Sioux Falls to Pierre using Interstates 29, 229 and 90. It's a local show of support for a larger truckers demonstration planned in Washington, D.C.

      Johnson says the trucks won't be crawling along - they'll be going about 50 mph within the Sioux Falls City limits and about 60 mph everywhere else, but that's still far enough under the speed limit to be noticed.

      The proposed federal legislation being protested includes lower speed limits for trucks, raising the minimum personal liability insurance truckers must carry, and a requirement for safety equipment to keep cars from sliding under trucks.


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