Driver 'sit-down' on PA Turnpike

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Driver 'sit-down' on PA Turnpike

Item Info

Item No: arcm00081
Title: Driver 'sit-down' on PA Turnpike
Creation Date: 4/6/1948
Media Type: Photographic Prints
Source: Automobile Reference Collection

NY7--4/6/48--Carlisle, PA.--Trailer-trucks line the Pennsylvania Turnpike for as

far as the eye can see in this airview looking west from here 4/5. A thousand

vehicles were lined up bumper-to-bumper on this toll highway as drivers staged

a sit-down protest against state law fixing the maximum weight at 45,000 pounds

for trucks and pay load. Drivers say some trucks alone weigh 25,000 pounds and

that the low maximum weight would prevent them from making "an honest living

under the law."

Creator Name: Acme Newspictures (New York, N.Y.) - Photographer