California drivers paid by the hour

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  1. 3031

    3031 Light Load Member

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    From what I understand, as of 9/30/17 drivers domiciled in California will be paid $11/hr for all on-duty not driving time. But they will also lose accessorial pay. So instead of getting a fixed dollar amount to drop/dock trailers or unload furniture, like drivers from other states, they'll be paid hourly instead.

    Any opinions on whether this is a good or bad thing?
     
  2. Canned Spam

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  3. pattyj

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    What do you think about the new pay?
     
  4. mitrucker

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    I think lots of drivers are going to be running out of hours.
     
  5. Canned Spam

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    You think they'll be trying to milk that lucrative $11 an hour?
     
  6. freebeertomorrow

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    $11? who decided that? what a joke. i still stand by my idea of giving shovels to those interested and digging cali off the us so it will fall in the ocean.
     
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  7. Coover

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    So, Cali truck drivers truly are worth less than fast food workers? Great
     
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  8. Puppage

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    A whopping $22,880.00 a year before taxes.
     
  9. Puppage

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    Perhaps they'll actually secede from the Union & save people the labor of digging?
     
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    It said for all "on duty, not driving" time. Look how many companies pay nothing for on duty, not driving time. $11/hr is better than what most drivers get, which is zero.
     
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