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Are Toll Roads Necessary or Abusive?

Aug
26,
2008
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Sally Baptiste is an activist who is working to stop toll taxes and to reform transportation. She is in the process of organizing a Central Florida sign waving campaign, and an I-4 caravan to protest tolls on Florida’s I-4 and to protest the selling/privatizing of our country’s infrastructure – especially to foreign interests.

The messages will be “No Tolls on I-4“, “Protect the Freeway“, “Tourist Tax Dollars for Roads” and “Vote for Transportation Reform.”   For those who have done a great deal of traveling across this country, they know all too well about the toll roads that stretch across our paths.  Have you ever wondered, “Where does the toll fees go?” ….  especially when you have to pay to drive on the road, and it feels like you’re running along a back-country road in an Army tank!

Sally has set out on a mission to change all that.  Her plight was just brought to my attention, and I thought I would pass it on to those who may be interested in joining her cause, be it through her website or through her campaign right here in Florida.  Does Florida really need more toll roads?

If interested, you can write Sally at : Sally@tollscreategridlock.org – – – For more information on her cause, please visit : http://www.tollscreategridlock.org  

Her knowledge and expertise is astounding, and I was surprised to discover a few things myself!

Check it out :   Thanks, Allen

 

 

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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