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Dump truck protest keeps disruptions to minimum

Drivers of more than 600 dump trucks say they’ll keep their rigsparked in Mississauga until they get more money, better workingconditions and a promise they won’t have to haul overweight loads.


Drivers of more than 600 dump trucks say they’ll keep their rigs parked in Mississauga until they get more money, better working conditions and a promise they won’t have to haul overweight loads.


About 150 of the trucks rolled out in a 21/2-hour protest along some of Toronto’s busiest highways yesterday, before parking the rigs in a lot at Dixie and Derry roads. The protest caused few disruptions because organizers scheduled it after the morning rush hour and drivers kept pace with nearby traffic.


“The professionalism of our drivers should speak for itself,” said Harsimran Gill of the Ontario Dump Truck Association. “We were not one big, huge snake of trucks. We were travelling in small groups to let other drivers get on and off the highways.”

 
 
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