AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. John Baldacci says he will do all he can to help independent truckers in Maine, who are struggling from last year’s fuel increases and the weak economy.
Baldacci met this week with a group of truckers concerned about being able to stay in business. Truckers say many still are hurting from the spike in diesel fuel last year, but now face problems as mills around the state face slowdowns or closures.
Baldacci has been active in working to keep paper mills open and supports changing federal law to raise truck weight limits on interstate highways in Maine. He said he also supports efforts for a federal law insuring that money raised from fuel surcharges goes to truckers who face higher fuel costs.