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I'll get the pedantry out of the way first, trucks don't use petrol, they use diseasel ;)

Secondly, Yes. I'm an HGV driver and although I'm an employee on PAYE, fuel costs affect me in that my employer nearly went under the last time fuel prices went through the roof.

We called off the fuel protests in 2000 as the shops were within a day or two of running out of food- already supermarkets had rows of empty shelves- and a lot of us regretted that we didn't carry it on until there was a major impact- the first deaths from starvation in the UK for 500 years for example- and this time there is a mood of determination to finish the Government off for not listening to our grievances.

I hear what's happening with this sort of thing very early, I'll post on here as and when it would be a good idea to start stockpiling.

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I'll get the pedantry out of the way first, trucks don't use petrol, they use diseasel ;)

Secondly, Yes. I'm an HGV driver and although I'm an employee on PAYE, fuel costs affect me in that my employer nearly went under the last time fuel prices went through the roof.

We called off the fuel protests in 2000 as the shops were within a day or two of running out of food- already supermarkets had rows of empty shelves- and a lot of us regretted that we didn't carry it on until there was a major impact- the first deaths from starvation in the UK for 500 years for example- and this time there is a mood of determination to finish the Government off for not listening to our grievances.

I hear what's happening with this sort of thing very early, I'll post on here as and when it would be a good idea to start stockpiling.

Any chance you could stick to the inside lane on motorways? TIA

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Any chance you could stick to the inside lane on motorways? TIA

No, sorry, a game of "duelling juggernauts" is what we love best. Apart from murdering prostitutes of course ;)

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I'll get the pedantry out of the way first, trucks don't use petrol, they use diseasel ;)

Secondly, Yes. I'm an HGV driver and although I'm an employee on PAYE, fuel costs affect me in that my employer nearly went under the last time fuel prices went through the roof.

We called off the fuel protests in 2000 as the shops were within a day or two of running out of food- already supermarkets had rows of empty shelves- and a lot of us regretted that we didn't carry it on until there was a major impact- the first deaths from starvation in the UK for 500 years for example- and this time there is a mood of determination to finish the Government off for not listening to our grievances.

I hear what's happening with this sort of thing very early, I'll post on here as and when it would be a good idea to start stockpiling.

Too effin' late! If you lot don't bring the country to its knees this week, I'll be eating beans for the rest of my life and it'll be a beanfest at my wake. Get on with it!!

p-o-p

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there is a mood of determination to finish the Government off for not listening to our grievances.

They don't care and cannot be finished off by us, they will carry on regardless, witness the last few weeks, there is no point trying this kind of thing. The only effective thing to do is to kill them.

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Diesel should be £5.00 a litre (petrol more).

Save the planet, stuff the truckers.

Course, we could always get the Tesco Fairy to magic all that stuff to the supermarket while we're asleep. ;)

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Cigarettes and diesel is Gordon's only reliable source of revenue at the moment.

The chances of the hauliers getting a hearing are remote, to say the least.

But if they lean on the supermarkets, Labour's partners in crime, they could force the issue.

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They don't care and cannot be finished off by us, they will carry on regardless, witness the last few weeks,

Blah, blah, blah - incomprehensible hate-filled-drivel; blah-blah-blah.

Please try thinking laterally... The problem appears to be that there's a "blockage in the system" and we need to "get things moving again". I think that the cabinet might not have been getting their five-a-day... so, maybe, as concerned citizens, we should post fruit to members of the cabinet.

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Diesel should be £5.00 a litre (petrol more).

Save the planet, stuff the truckers.

how much is a litre of 85 in france these days, Im over next week, should I top up here or there.

ta in advance.

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We spooked Blair and Prescott right out in 2000, if you remember that.

But this form of protest was outlawed afterwards to ensure the machinery of the State doesn't get impeded by mere proles unhappy with their lot. Last time (not 2000, the more recent almost-shortage) the organisers were demonised by the press and government and treated like terrorist deviants, with heavy handed police raids.

I would be very surprised if truckers managed to do anything these days; the State has socialised the apparatus of control and will crush attempts by the workers in the fascist manner they have become accustomed to.

TFH

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No, sorry, a game of "duelling juggernauts" is what we love best. Apart from murdering prostitutes of course ;)

:lol: So wrong but so funny! On the serious matter of striking, I wish everybody thought the same way and let the supposed elite know we are still needed.

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One very simple thing that could be done to protect British hauliers is to require foreign ones to pay British fuel duty on the fuel they burn while on British roads.

There is a very easy way to achieve this.

Open a government-run petrol station at every ferry port and the Channel Tunnel, i.e. every port of exit that an HGV could use to leave the country. Require all foreign-registered HGVs to fill their tanks up, to the brim (carried out by an attendant to ensure that they really are filled up), immediately before they drive onto the boat or train. They then have to show the receipt in order to be allowed to drive on board.

At least foreign and British lorries would then be competing on a level playing field.

Edited by The Ayatollah Bugheri

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:lol: So wrong but so funny! On the serious matter of striking, I wish everybody thought the same way and let the supposed elite know we are still needed.

Well, if you work in Spain as your user name suggests, you will know that we are held in far higher regard there, as we are across the Continent.

The problem is that British people are very stupid and cannot make the connection between the goods they buy at the supermarket, and everywhere else basically, and the goods vehicles on which they are delivered.

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No, sorry, a game of "duelling juggernauts" is what we love best. Apart from murdering prostitutes of course ;)

Do you keep getting the police knocking on the door everytime theres a murder ? You would have thought it would be their first port of call.

Were there any trucks in 1888 ? If so I think I've solved the JTR murders.

Oh and why do you keep flashing your indicators at each other when you've eventually overtaken another lorry doing a 1/4 of an mph slower than you. And why when they have flashed you never pull in straight away its always about 10 seconds later ?

No offence but I wish they'd get shot of a lot of the trucks and open up the canals again. Must be a lot cheaper way of doing things.

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No offence but I wish they'd get shot of a lot of the trucks and open up the canals again. Must be a lot cheaper way of doing things.

Bloody hell, canals died an instant death when the railways arrived and that was nearly 200 years ago!!!

This is exactly what I meant about this unique British stupidity in my earlier post.

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No, sorry, a game of "duelling juggernauts" is what we love best. Apart from murdering prostitutes of course ;)

Make sure you start the duel at the bottom of a 4 mile long incline so you haven't got a chance in hell of actually passing the other guy, but manage to reduce a 3 lane motorway to a single carriageway, cheers.

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Secondly, Yes. I'm an HGV driver and although I'm an employee on PAYE, fuel costs affect me in that my employer nearly went under the last time fuel prices went through the roof.

So your employer was inefficient. Did your management have the sense to improve operations afterwards, or is it a dinosaur that should've died (or been swallowed by someone more efficient)?

Higher prices benefit those who use fuel more efficiently, as it makes them more competitive. And in doing so, they benefit the world.

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diseasel? is there a vaccine?

Sadly not, but it may be possible to reduce the incidence of disease...

'Diesel users suffer more lung cancer; a simple solution is to hand':

http://www.environmental-expert.com/result...=46604&lr=1

Those who work with and at close proximity to diesel engines, especially lorry drivers, are at a higher risk of cancer according to a recent US study. This is on top of the elevated risk of “heart disease and stroke, possibly resulting from enhanced coagulation and arterial thrombosis†such exposure gives. The good news is that a British company has developed a fuel technology that is seen to significantly reduce ultra fine particulate emissions by as much as 45%. Additone from ChemEcol is now available to all fleet operators in the UK. Truckers endure such grave risks as lung cancers, heart disease and stroke all the time they run their engines. But it’s not just the lorry drivers who are at risk. The American study also saw that those working with the and near trucks (fork truck drivers, warehousemen, mechanics, and even office workers) are at elevated risk from these killers.
Edited by Crash Connoisseur

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