Truck drivers react to protest planned for D.C.

    5:38 PM, Oct 10, 2013   |    comments
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV )- Several Arkansas truckers said they won't be participating in a Washington D.C. protest this weekend because these types of events "don't work".

    "We did a big shutdown before. It didn't do a bit of good," said Brian Platt. "It's gonna more or less make a lot of people mad at truckers and honestly make them believe we're just a bunch of slow, aggravating people out here, and we're not."

    Platt was one of several truck drivers who told THV11 that they can't afford to drive to Washington for the protest, and they'd prefer to simply deliver their goods.

    "We got freight to deliver," he explained. "The country depends on trucks to deliver freight. It's as simple as that."

    Thousands of truckers are expected to pack the Washington, D.C. beltway on Friday in protest of the federal government shutdown. While Platt won't be supporting the protest, he still disapproves of Congress.

    "They're supposed to be a government for the people. They're not for us. They're for themselves." he added.

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