Jun 07, 2004

That’s What I Call Profiteering!

Knight Ridder:

A dozen current and former truck drivers for a Halliburton Inc. subsidiary said they were directed to drive empty flatbed trucks crisscrossing Iraq more than 100 times this year, putting themselves and military escorts at risk for no apparent purpose.

 

The truckers, who regularly made the 300-mile resupply run from Camp Cedar in southern Iraq to Camp Anaconda near Baghdad, told Knight Ridder newspapers that their employer charged the government for hauling what the truckers derisively called “sailboat fuel.”

 

“It was one thing to risk your life to haul things the military needed. It’s another to haul empty trailers,” said David Wilson, a southwest Florida truck driver who had commanded 100 of the Iraqi truck convoys for the Halliburton subsidiary.

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