Canadian good and bad trucking companies

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by angry_trucker, May 22, 2010.

  1. mgfg

    mgfg Road Train Member

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    MacKinnon, the guys that can't pay their bills right now and are out over 100 days...great example!

    Skilled profesionals, the same guys that piss in the parking lot in front of the public (let alone their peers), the same professionals that can't parl a truck, let alone pilot it down the road safely, the same skilled professionals that have last week's gravy on their t-shirt and sweat pants and are so obese their guys hang out a foot past their waste line...are thise the professionals you are referring to OR is there another bunch?
     
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  3. Trouble65

    Trouble65 Medium Load Member

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    I agree with you completley on this matter.

    Getting paid by the mile is a joke. Long distance drivers are getting ripped off. The second the driver steps into the cab until they step out and head for home they should be getting paid period. The averge driver looses $20,000 a year just on loading and loading.

    Bring this to the government's attention on how much taxes the government is loosing and watch how fast they implament new procedures. However that will never happen because the big corporations are influincing the decision makers.
     
  4. Lowbed

    Lowbed Light Load Member

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    Well isn't that handy!!!:biggrin_25523:
     
  5. Lowbed

    Lowbed Light Load Member

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    20 years ??? You're talking about a CAVEAT registered with Land Titles Office. You can file a lien prior to judgement, go in front of a judge with your Statement of Claim and if he favors you with his decision, you can get the Sheriff to to put a siezure in the property and force a sale to pay you.
     
  6. liner

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    Really...based on what.I agree that too much free time is given up loading and unloading,but $ 20,000 a year...... the "average" driver can't be very smart if he is giving up that much free time every year!!
     
  7. mgfg

    mgfg Road Train Member

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    Thanks Lowbed, you just made my point!
     
  8. canuck in da truck

    canuck in da truck Road Train Member

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    yes--that is definately money that they could be giving to the union--so they can ummmm oh yea negotiate lower wages for them
     
  9. boytoy4hire

    boytoy4hire Bobtail Member

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    i can give you my imput about mackinnon, a very good outfit for company drivers, as for owner/ops you really have to know your dispatch (personnaly)
     
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  10. boytoy4hire

    boytoy4hire Bobtail Member

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    if you are running around looking for good companies and you see Bucky trucking,,,run the other way!!:biggrin_25514:
     
  11. Lowbed

    Lowbed Light Load Member

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    Well lets say that a driver is on duty 260 days a year. That's just a 5 day week now.

    Pre-trip, fuel, load, unload, customs, waiting etc etc. lets be nice and say that the freebies included in mileage rate works out to 3 hours a day.

    Average rate of $20.00 an hour X 3 hrs. = $60.00 X 260 days = $15,600.00


    The above figures are conservative. Probably closer to 4 hours a day which would be $80.00 X 260 days = $20,800.00


    If he's out 5.5 days a week =
     
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