$14,000 a week pay for truckers

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by snowwy, May 6, 2021.

  1. roundhouse

    roundhouse Heavy Load Member

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    So how does 20% OOS for vehicle violations rank ?

    doesn’t sound too good.
     
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  3. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Not trying to justify it, but look at the trucks that run the oilfield and it’s easy to see why their rate is so high. Most of the trucks I’ve seen during the boom had at least 1 tire that wouldn’t pass inspection. Let alone whatever else they find on a mud covered truck that bounces down gravel roads at 60 mph.
     
  4. Long FLD

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    Right, because all those third world countries are going to convert right over to electric. First world countries don’t have the grid to support the switch let alone all the rest.
     
  5. joseph1853

    joseph1853 Medium Load Member

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    The catch is you have to know how to operate a blower with a pneumatic bulk trailer. If not that something else that most drivers don't know how to do or want to do for that matter. I did it for a bit when I was in a bind and it wasn't fun, to say the least especially in the middle of a very hot Texas summer. That blower mower makes this loud whining noise to the degree that you have to were hearing protection and then there are all the safety requirements to run them and dust everywhere on everything. But I mean if it pays 14k a week I'd do it anyway, at least for a while. Still not believing it though. Probably going to call the company at some point and try to get an idea of what's going on.
     
  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Infrastructure.

    it's high on the list.
    The push for electric. Is happening fast.

    As for the cost of materials. The electric car is just as equally priced as gas.
     
  7. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    They're at 22%. National average is 20%. So I don't think it's desirable, but doesn't seem much worse than normal. And like stated above, oilfield equipment gets the crap beat out of it. I'm surprised they aren't OOS more often.

    It's always high on the list during the campaign. After inauguration, it gets pushed all the way off the table.
     
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  8. Long FLD

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    Ok. So where are all the new power generating stations going to go that will be needed to produce the electricity that all the electric vehicles will require? A lot of people say a lot of things but that doesn’t make it true. And the only reason an electric car is the same price as a gas car is.....wait for it.......government subsidies.
     
  9. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    If you paid attention to the news. :).
    It's been brought up every day. Along with covid.

    They're working on the payment plan.
     
  10. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Subsidies made em much cheaper then gas.. Subsidies also had a limit on cars sold. I don't think Subsidies still exist. Nothing has been mentioned. And nothing shows up on any manufacturers website. Or is mentioned on any commercials.

    Part of the infrastructure plan is 500,000 charging stations along the highways.
     
  11. Long FLD

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    You’re right. I’m sure manufacturers aren’t getting a kick back for producing electric vehicles because they don’t talk about it on their website. How many farmers you know that openly talk about the amount of subsidy money they get every year?

    With this infrastructure plan and 500k charging stations coming overnight we all better just give up our internal combustion engines right now. Lol. You still didn’t answer where all that power will come from to get to those magic charging stations to charge the electric cars.

    And if it does happen then so what? People would be foolish to pass up money in the oil field just because the news says electric vehicles are coming.

    You also ignored the article I linked about natural gas exportation out of TX. No matter what the government does here our natural resources will still be getting exported to other countries.
     
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