ON TRUCKERS STRIKE!!!! Up until recently I had considered it merely a rumor due to discontent with fuel prices however I am running into more and more truckers who say that they ARE planning to take part in a national truck strike. This wouold NOT be good right now but I think these guysare serious! Most of the independant truckers I talk to in passing about this subject seem to be upset the most about the cost of fuel for their trucks. Diesel fuel on average is 15 to 40 cents higher right now than gasoline even though it cost a fraction to produce of gas. Everyone seems to acting very secretive and I expect they are aware that only a fraction of truckers will actually take part at first. The problem is that it will catch fast as soon as the press gets whiff of it! W will get the blame of course and at this time he is not prepared for this flank move. In my opinion this would bury any chance for R's holding a majority after November. A well organized effort could snowball fast. Truck drivers in general (even the R's) appear to feel betrayed by W and ar perched ready to blame him. Personally I feel this will be a mistake to strike but I do agree that diesel prices are too high. Diesel fuel is not a discretionary expenditure for truckers. We have to have it. As the gas prices went up prople began to curb their appetites a little thereby creating a less influencial demand. Because of that, we came out of the Hurricane problem paying more for diesel than gas. My advice is to write your congressman and Represenatives now before this happens. Ask tjem to consider a temporary relief of road use taxes and fuel taxes to help ease costs for truckers so as to head off this thing before it happens. I have heard specu;ation that a date of May 15th is start date. I have heard other suggestions as well but most seem to indicate the May date. I am shocked that as much as I hear it being discussed out here on the road I haven't heard a single peep out the press yet. Just a heads up. This is NOT a drill!