Texas Trucker Jeff Sandberg was left stranded this week after Penske Corporation turned off the power remotely to his truck.
Sandberg was heading to Washington DC with the Freedom Convoy truckers.
Penske shut down his vehicle on the road and later released a statement on how the company does not support the freedom protests.
Sandberg’s truck was hauling “Let’s go Brandon!” and “People’s Convoy” signs.
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A Burkburnett man taking part in a national truck convoy protest found himself without a ride Friday.
Jeff Sandberg has been vocal in his support of the convoy on social media and was driving a rig bearing a banner covered in slogans.
“We’re just trying to show what the people who back us believe — and our own beliefs — of what our country needs to go back to,” Sandberg told the New York Times Wednesday.
By Thursday night, Sandberg was sidelined because the company he rented his truck from, Penske, shut down his truck remotely.
“Penske does not support the people’s convoy movement,” Sandberg said on a Facebook stream. “So, I’m in a situation where I’m not going to be able to continue on.”
The truckers’ convoy to Washington, D.C. mimics a similar convoy in Canada. The Canadian protest, which lasted nearly a month, resulted in nearly 200 arrests after truckers converged on the capital, Ottawa. The protests ended after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the nation’s Emergency Act, which gave authorities broad powers to end the protest.
Jeff Sandburg is an outspoken trucker from Texas.
UPDATE from TGP reader S.M. —
I contacted someone with Penske and they said they did not cut power to the truck. They did pull the driver because of the LGB banner. I’m curious if the manager at Penske is lying to be honest and they did cut power? My very good friend is pretty high up in the food chain there.
Thank you for all you do!!!!