Anyone else sick of hearing about a trucker shortage?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Jbrow327, Nov 21, 2021.

  1. rch10007

    rch10007 Light Load Member

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    Volume people...volume. Folks ordered a ton of #### while locked up and getting free money...that's it. The Suckertary of Transportation hasn't a clue. Aside, with turnover rates as high as 80% in this industry, you have to aggressively market (i.e. $15,000 sign on bonus) just to keep drivers in currently owned trucks. Amazon allowed mega carriers to fulfill their cheap contracts which uses up their drivers but they still had old contracts. I actively watch 12-15 load boards and mega carrier freight volume/rates has risen dramatically. We are finally entering peak season! Stay safe yall...I'll be on the road for the next couple of months. Get out there and get paid!
     
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  3. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    More like 40 yrs.
     
  4. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Medium Load Member

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    Rail volumes of overseas cans is flat year over year. So it’s not volume. It’s PSR the big rails have put in place requiring a train that used to cover a given distance with one crew now requiring 2, 3, or 4 crews and some not moving the train 1 inch as the monster 15,000 foot trains are clogging yards and main lines because they don’t fit in sidings. Notice the increase of DPU in trains where you never used to see it? They have slashed operating employees and are short crews. Check out some of the boards like Train Orders. This stuff is coming from railroaders themselves.
     
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  5. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Heavy Load Member

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    How about we flip the subject to Short Truckers?? Not Every Driver is 5' 16"!

    What about Short Shorts on Small, Medium, Large Truckers or has such subject been broached, forgotten, recovered?

    Asking for Uncle Martin and Aunt Bea.
    CHEERZ!!
     
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  6. Pamela1990

    Pamela1990 Road Train Member

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    I'm 5'5".
     
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  7. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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  9. BigNorm4Life

    BigNorm4Life Bobtail Member

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    Nope... I'm using the hysteria to leverage more money from the man
     
  10. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    I’m 6’ and a 180 lbs of solid steel and sex appeal.
     
  11. buddyd157

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    ahh,,,,Tin Man, and i watched the "Wizard of Oz, last night....

    do you get rusty if you stay out when it's raining..???
     
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