Most trucks kept rolling today, despite plans for a strike protesting spiking diesel prices. Independent truck-drivers had discussed staying off the roads, reports CNNMoney, but only sporadic shutdowns have been reported. "We've heard from a lot of members who have no intention of participating," says a spokeswoman for the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association.
But one independent driver says he thinks thousands are participating. "We may not see (the impact) until the middle of the week. But we'll see it," says Matt Turner, who runs a website that called for a shutdown. Others, meanwhile, predicted tightening profit margins would continue to drive truckers away. "Guys who have a mechanical problem, if they go down, they don't have the cash reserves to fix it and keep rolling," said one trucker.