as a weekly practice I listen to npr and do a little sketch on one of the stories. take a look, you can click on the illustration to make it bigger!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
rising fuel prices drive truckers off the road.
Diesel fuel is selling for an average of $4 per gallon nationwide, about 20 percent more than the cost of a gallon of gasoline. On Tuesday, truck drivers across the nation parked their rigs to protest high fuel prices.
"If a trucker's not rolling down a highway, he's not making money," Daniel said. "He's got a truck note due. He's got insurance that's due. He's got to send money home to momma so she can pay the house note and buy clothes for the kids and all this. And he will take a load that actually causes him to lose a little bit of money."
- excerpt from NPR