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Dump truck drivers stay put

Life at Camp Dump Truck is “pretty depressing,” says driver Ashley Bembridge.


Life at Camp Dump Truck is “pretty depressing,” says driver Ashley Bembridge.


He and hundreds of colleagues who parked their rigs have vowed not to haul dirt across Greater Toronto until they win more money, better working conditions and a promise they won’t have to take on overweight loads.


“We’re between a rock and a hard place,” said Bembridge, a 48-year-old father of two who gave up a high-paying factory job five years ago and invested $160,000 in his own dump truck.


Hundreds of trucks remained in a lot at Dixie and Derry roads in Mississauga yesterday.


Many of these trucks rolled out in a 21/2-hour protest along some of Toronto’s busiest highways last week.


 
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