' rel='shortcut icon'/>

Amber Alert

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Independent log truck drivers striking in Grays Harbor County

ABERDEEN, WASH. -- Nearly 140 log trucks are still parked in the Grays Harbor County as a strike of independent log truck drivers continues.

The strike began last week, and 30 drivers and loggers meet yesterday in Aberdeen to discuss increases for the drivers.

The general manager for the Washington Contract Loggers Association, Bill Pickell, says fuel surcharges and compensation for operating expenses have not increased for almost two decades. He says the log truck drivers are just not making any money.

Pickell says several companies have now made offers.