Iowa 80 truck stop hosting trucking policy announcement by presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy next week.
“On Thursday, Dec. 21, join me at Iowa 80, the World’s Largest Truckstop, where I will lay out my detailed plan for how we support our truckers and ensure freedom for all,” Ramaswamy said, reported Fox News.
“Truckers are a crucial link in the American supply chain that power America’s economy. They’re not just haulers of goods — they’re the guardians of freedom on our highways. Last year, we watched as the ‘Freedom Convoy’ in Canada unmasked the perils of government overreach – speech was censored, peaceful protesters were arrested, and big banks froze personal funds,” he said.
“Those Canadian truckers taught the world a valuable lesson about the power of civil protest against an out-of-control totalitarian government.”
Representatives of CDL Drivers Unlimited will also be in attendance at the event.
Ramaswamy says that his administration will focus on “promoting driver retention” instead of recruiting new drivers.
The candidate also claims he and his administration will “promote driver safety through comprehensive mental health policies, truck parking safety, and common-sense hours of service regulation,” and will “limit the freedom of CDL drivers as independent contractors and use investigatory power to crack down on broker fraud.”