Truckies applaud NZ mates
AUCKLAND truckies who’d had enough of rising fuel prices took to the highway to protest their anger.
A convoy of more than 100 trucks was “bumperto-bumper” on the Northern Motorway, disrupting traffic.
Organiser Rob Ryan, the owner of RNB Transport, told New Zealand media the truckies who were protesting “wanted to keep disruption to a minimum but were running out of options to get their voices heard”.
Australian truckies congratulated their friends over the ditch for their actions.
Sunshine Trish Rogers said: “They need to be doing it here in Australia also.”
Melissa Wheeler agreed, saying: “(That’s the) only way to do it. Australia, get in line, we need to start.”
James Swanton said he thought it was time they stepped up “in this country too, since the price of fuel here now too”.
But not all drivers were supportive of the idea of a protest.
Xavier Fatz Holguin said “that protest does nothing because a trucker can easily be replaced”.
Mark Meehan said fuel would only increase in price and with huge demands it would never go down.