FreightWatch Issues Official Recommendation Regarding Truck Driver Protest


By now you’ve probably heard about the truck driver protest that’s been planned for this weekend. These protestors are planning to occupy Washington D.C.’s Capital Beltway (I-495) from Friday through Sunday (October 11th-13th).

Drivers are planning to take up three lanes traveling at 55 miles per hour, preventing vehicles without “T2SDA” (Truckers To Shut Down America) from entering the beltway – only leaving the left lane open for emergency vehicles.

FreightWatch International has released an official recommendation to delay non-essential shipments until after the weekend’s possible protest. FreightWatch is also recommending that shipments that are essential be routed to avoid I-495 if possible – due to the possible severity of delays. Shipments containing freight high in value should be wary of possible criminal activity.