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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About This Item
- Title: Truck blockade at Bill's Truck Stop, Fairfield, 1979
- Creator: Richard Maxwell
- Creation Date: 1979-06-20
- Subject Date: 1979-06-20
- Location: Fairfield, Somerset County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 18 cm x 23 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1880, Box 1/4
- Collection: United Press International collection
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Bill's Truck Stop (Fairfield, Me.)--Photographs
- Maine Truck Owners and Operators Association--Photographs
- Protest movements--Maine--Fairfield
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