Backing of the Florida Trucking Boycott

Backing of the Florida Trucking Boycott

Florida’s Immigration Bill Sparks Trucking Controversy

Florida’s recent passage of Senate Bill 1718, a new immigration law targeting undocumented immigrants, has triggered widespread controversy. Truckers have responded on social media by announcing a plan to boycott driving in Florida. In light of these recent events, we conducted a comprehensive survey of Florida residents and transportation employees to uncover their concerns and experiences. Join us as we explore some of the ramifications of this divisive legislation and a trucking boycott.


This infographic explores support and concerns relating to a trucking boycott from senate bill 1718.


Key Takeaways

  • 1 in 5 truckers are currently boycotting or planning to boycott driving in Florida due to Senate Bill 1718.
  • 71% of truckers and 58% of other transportation employees support boycotting Florida. 
  • 3 in 5 transportation employees are concerned about possible supply chain disruptions due to the boycott, but truckers are 33% less likely than other transportation employees to be concerned. 
This infographic explores Floridians experiences since the 1718 senate bill was signed as well as their concerns about a trucking boycott.


Key Takeaways

  • Since Senate Bill 1718 was signed into law:
    • Nearly 1 in 3 Floridians have been unable to find at least one specific food or beverage product at a store.
    • Over 1 in 4 Floridians have seen empty grocery shelves. 
    • 1 in 5 Floridians have experienced package delays. 
  • Nearly 9 in 10 Florida residents are concerned about a boycott leading to increased costs of consumer goods. 
  • 60% of Florida residents support the truckers' boycott in response to Senate Bill 1718. Women were 13% more likely than men to support the boycott. 
  • Hispanic/Latino Florida residents were 22% more likely than other Floridians to support the truckers' boycott. 

Beyond the Roads

We found significant support for the trucking boycott in response to Florida's Senate Bill 1718 targeting undocumented immigrants. However, concerns about supply chain disruptions, empty grocery shelves, and delayed packages emphasize the tangible effects Florida residents are experiencing. There also appears to be widespread anxiety regarding the cost of consumer goods increasing, emphasizing the need to address the boycott's effects on the local economy, foster constructive dialogue, and find common ground to mitigate this legislation's impact. 


To examine the sentiments and impacts of a potential trucking boycott in Florida, we surveyed 807 Florida residents. Among these respondents, 12% identified as Hispanic or Latino. Additionally, we surveyed 235 transportation employees, with truck drivers comprising 25% of this group. 

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