Energy: Payoff for Terror on the Road

Protest

After an eight-day rampage of terror and intimidation, many independent truck owners lifted their seige of major highways last week and accepted an Administration offer that will allow them to charge—and force consumers to pay — higher prices for shipping goods. The strike dangerously disrupted road transport, closed factories and mines, threw at least 100,000 people out of work, and created scarcities of food, gasoline and othe critical supplies throughout the East and Midwest. Though truck traffic began to pick up slowly at week's end, bands of angry militants, dissatisfied with...

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