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Truck blockade at Bill's Truck Stop, Fairfield, 1979

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Independent truck owners affiliated with the newly-formed Maine Truck Owners and Operators Association blockaded the diesel pumps at Bill's Truck Stop outside of Fairfield, June 20, 1979.

Truck owners across the state of Maine blockaded gas and diesel pumps to protest the high cost of diesel fuel. The truckers, who were mostly from central Maine, had a list of 10 demands including a freeze on diesel prices, a 65 mph limit, 100 percent allocation at fuel pumps, and a standard weight and length for trucks nationwide.

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  • Title: Truck blockade at Bill's Truck Stop, Fairfield, 1979
  • Creator: Maxwell, Richard
  • Creation Date: 1979-06-20
  • Subject Date: 1979-06-20
  • Town: Fairfield
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Black and white photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 18 x 23
  • Local Code: Coll. 1880 1/4
  • Collection: United Press International (UPI)
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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