60,000 driver shortage in the USA

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by stacks, Aug 17, 2021.

  1. Team818

    Team818 Medium Load Member

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    I easily found a job in Trucking and I am 59 and have high blood pressure, but can be lowered with prescription medication. Regular sleep and excercise are recommended. That was passed forward to the Owner and he concurred. 2400-2800 miles a week. 34 at home. He said the 34 is no problem every week, but at home might be 2 times a month. Small operation. I am looking forward to starting. Kenworth Auto 380K. I think if you want to drive CMV you should find the place you want to live in first. Then go around in that area and look for a company to drive for. Its really that easy. It happened for me, it can happen for anyone, right? Remember the next drivers coming behind you. Think of the next generations when you vote. Ask Jesus to forgive your sin, and that you trust him to guide your life. He is available for you. It will help you find what to avoid in life on earth, and the awful frauds we deal with in everyday life. Take Care. God Bless you.
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Still see tons of drivers that are barely 5'7". Plenty of short drivers out here.
     
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  4. JustCallMeDriver

    JustCallMeDriver Light Load Member

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    I'm 5'5" but I have a big head, so people who see me in the drivers seat probably just think I'm sitting on the floor
     
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  5. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Are they talking about us older drivers?
    I hear you shrink with age
     
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  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Brain. Brain shrinks.
     
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  7. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    That’s It!!!

    I’m going to get a job at the unemployment office.
     
  8. VA CDL Holder

    VA CDL Holder Medium Load Member

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    No driver shortage, but a pay shortage. Also, I’m sitting over here in the Philippines because Knight Refrigerated will not hire me back. I have a clean CDL and no accidents. So maybe they will blame truckers when the nation starves due to supply chain disruptions.

    Companies have champagne taste for profit, but a beer budget for driver pay. You can keep your 42 CPM and 70 hour work week.
     
  9. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    I try to learn something new every day to somewhat counter the decline of forgetting two things each day:(
     
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  10. Team818

    Team818 Medium Load Member

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    Just pass your DOT exam. Then your good, well for 1 year anyways. Me that is.
     
  11. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Disgruntled xemployee?
    I completely agree with the low payscale.
     
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