North Platte Press Conference

Chuck Zimmerman

North Platte News ConferenceOur first stop on the highway Wednesday was North Platte, NE. Here’s our stage at the press conference at the truck weigh station.

One of the speakers was local transportation enthusiast, Eric Seacrest. Eric describes the original convoy trip in 1919 by Lt. Col. Eisenhower. He also talks about the challenges and opportunities presented by the interstate system in Nebraska. One of those challenges is related to the truck traffic and the strain they put on the highway.

Listen to Eric here: Listen to MP3 Eric Seacrest Remarks (8 min MP3)

When I met Eric after the press conference he said he was glad to see ethanol represented since he’s an investor in a local ethanol plant.

Domestic Fuel coverage and participation in the AASHTO Interstate 50th Convoy is sponsored by the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council.

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