FED-UP Huddersfield truckers could resort to go-slows again - if the Government doesn't scrap plans to increase petrol duty.
Motorway blockades caused major headaches for commuters all over Britain in 2000.
Today Huddersfield hauliers vowed to do their bit in any national protest.
A massive demonstration was put on hold after Prime Minister Tony Blair pledged to review the 2p a litre rise planned for September.
But Margaret Edmonds, Yorkshire area spokeswoman for the Road Haulage Association, said member firms were pressing for the increase to be scrapped after a rise in fuel prices.
She added: "The Treasury has already raked in an extra £130m thanks to the price increase.
"Why do they still need 2p from the haulage industry?"
Ms Edmonds said Huddersfield hauliers would be among those taking to the motorways in protest if the Government failed to heed the call.
She said: "We showed how important transport is during the last fuel strike. Without us, this country just doesn't operate.
"If the Government does nothing else, it must look at some kind of rebate for the haulage industry."
Ms Edmonds said recent fuel price rises meant extra costs of about £10,000 a year per vehicle for transport firms.
She said: "Operators are having to use money earmarked for new lorries and investment in the business to meet these extra costs."
Ms Edmonds said smaller operators would have to absorb the increase, because they could not easily pass price rises on to customers such as big supermarkets.
But she said higher fuel costs would eventually mean higher prices for all goods moved by road.
"Petrol price rises don't just affect the motorist on a trip out with the kids," she added.
The RAC motoring group said petrol price rises could increase the cost of running a car by £180 a year.
The RAC said it cost about £438 a month to run a car - a figure accounting for about a quarter of average household spending.
Recent petrol price rises have increased this by more than about £15 a month, said the RAC.
Motorists are also due to face a 3.3% rise in the cost of MoT from August 1.
ACCORDING to the AA, the cheapest litre of unleaded petrol in Huddersfield can be found priced 80.9p at filling stations including Scar Lane Motors, Golcar, Paddock Filling Station, Bridge Service Station in Bradford Road, and Colne Valley Service Station, Milnsbridge.
At time of going to press, Tesco was also selling petrol at this price.
The average price in Huddersfield is 81.91p per litre, lower than the UK average of 82.87p.
The highest price of a litre of unleaded, at a location undisclosed by the AA, is 85.9p.