Truckers dealing with protesters. This Saturday July 7th a protest is planned in the city of Chicago. The demonstration is about gun violence. It is scheduled to start in the morning and last a few hours.
Rev. Michael Pfleger and hundreds of anti-violence activists plan to shut down a portion of the Dan Ryan Expressway days after the Fourth of July, a holiday notoriously associated with a spike in shootings.
He took to Twitter and Facebook on Monday to get the message out about the 10 a.m. July 7 protest in the northbound lanes of the Dan Ryan; it’s to begin at 79th Street. As many as 1,000 people plan to walk about a mile and half to 67th Street to demand city officials do more to address the violence that has claimed the lives of hundreds of Chicagoans, Pfleger said in a phone interview later with the Tribune.
TalkCDL is advising all truckers to avoid Chicago this Saturday. Speak to your dispatcher and see if you can reschedule any deliveries or pick-ups that day. If this protest does happen it will create a big parking lot on the Dan Ryan.
Also the announcement of a new novel is being written. The novel is about a Serial Killer that is an OTR Driver. This will be coming to TalkCDL soon, each Wednesday a new adventure in “The Two Faces Of Ronnie Johnson”. Trucking has been a long time cloak for crime and murder is no different.
If you want to be a serial killer, then being a long-haul trucker is an excellent career choice, according to the FBI.
The nation’s top law enforcement agency noted: “If there is such a thing as an ideal profession for a serial killer, it may well be as a long-haul truck driver.”
check back for the announcement!