Again, not saying I necessarily agree with it, but the folks out there protesting do. I'd rather have mild disruption to industries that socialize the costs of their business using interstates while privatizing the profits than people getting tear gassed and flashbanged.
Truckers pay a huge amount of gas taxes, which fund roads. Do you want to raise those taxes on diesel? At the end of the day, yes, the trucker uses the road, but it is to move stuff for all of us. No truckers, no chicken tendies at Costco. And again, trucking is an ungodly low margin business.
These people are turning America into a college campus of disparate grievances and I don't care if they want to protest, but they really cannot be allowed to interfere with the interstates. If you are only allotted a set number of hours per day that you can be on the road, getting stopped for a couple hours is a huge deal. Truckers aren't millionaires sitting high in an office tower lighting cigars with hundred dollar bills. The millionaire guy is wholly unaffected by it. It's that poor bastard sitting in the cab burning gas without moving and running down the clock on a shipment that has to be somewhere at a certain time that suffers and he's the one who gets dinged when the load is late. With just in time supply chains being the norm, this goes well beyond just a "mild disruption" if it is allowed to continue (and happens widely across the nation). It's just a really bad idea if this tactic is used on interstates.