While the Ride for the Constitution website, atwww.ridefortheconstitution.org, does not seem specifically to encourage truck drivers to take the Capital Beltway at a certain time of day, it does tell truck drivers and motorists to drive to Washington, D.C. Oct. 11 – 13 (this Friday through Sunday).
“If you are an independent trucker and can afford to drive to Washington, D.C. – DO IT!” a flyer says. “If you are afraid of your employer, or the U.S. Government, get out on the road anyways [sic]. Nobody will ever know why you were stuck in traffic. … The more people we have on the road, the louder our message will be.”
The truck drivers are protesting a number of issues, from pay to gas prices, government regulations on their industry, recent practices of the National Security Administration (NSA) and the country’s financial status, The Hill reported.
A Facebook page for Ride for the Constitution reads: "The American people are sick and tired of the corruption that is destroying America! We therefore declare a GENERAL STRIKE on the weekend of October 11-13, 2013!” WTOP reported. The Facebook page now has more than 64,000 fans.