‘Stop the Tires 2020,’ truck drivers planning a strike delay movement

Posted 54 days ago


MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Some groups of truckers were attempting to plan to strike for the end of November.

Since its creation earlier this month, about 75,000 people who say they are truckers have joined a Facebook group called “Stop the Tires 2020.” The group also was attempting a strike around Veteran’s Day, which didn’t happen.

But Stop the Tires 2020 creator Jeremy Rewoldt has backed away from calls for a work stoppage, saying, “Now is not the time.” Rewoldt discusses in a vlog how the overwhelming growth of the Facebook group took him by surprise and thrust him into a position of leadership he had not anticipated.

Trucker strikes are difficult to organize and past attempts have had minimal impact. The effects of the latest efforts remain to be seen.

Some social media posts say a strike would create a backup on the roads and possibly delay shipments to stores, warning people to stock up on supplies. But a strike does not seem to be happening since movement leaders have called it off.

The group’s profile photo was changed to include the words “Canceled, stand down, do not stop, now is not the time.” It was updated agai... (Read more)