Stop the Tires 2020 Calls Off Thanksgiving Weekend Work Stoppage

The trucking movement that assembled over 75,000 followers in its one-week existence has come to a halt as Jeremy Rewoldt, the person who started the nation-wide movement, backed away from calls for a work stoppage, saying, “Now is not the time.”

Rewoldt posted his request on the Stop the Tires 2020 page, saying, “When this group was made the intentions were to talk amongst a few, if not a couple hundred, people, my friends and others included. What I thought was going to be a few hundred turned into 75,000 people who I now had to voice for.”

According to Rewoldt, a member of the group took things a step further, creating group pages on other social-media sites, in addition to a standalone website, and even began soliciting funds for the group — which, according to Rewoldt, was all done without knowledge or approval.

“When I first started the group, I made it clear that I want no boost like money or profit coming into my group,” Rewoldt explained.

Many members of the group have moved on to a variety of trucking activist groups on Facebook, seeking opportunities to protest or simply voice their concerns over the conditions faced by drivers and owner-operators.

All in all, the previously scheduled Nov. 26-29 shutdown scheduled by the Stop the Tires group has been called off. At this point, there doesn’t seem to be much consensus on a cause or what actions will be taken in its support, but if a single group was able to bring forward 75,000 followers in a week – one can easily deduce that this movement will be back again soon.

Written by:
Tim Griffin
Director of Marketing & Media, C.L. Services

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