Driver Shortage (supposedly)

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by jon69, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Not the best when absolute control is required?
    I get that.
     
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  3. snowwy

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    The 2 auto's we have. Have to be shut off to engage or disengage the pto.

    I don't know if there's something else that should have been installed instead.

    With a manual. Just push in the clutch.

    Also. They auto's won't stay running unless the pto is engaged. None of the tricks work. I'd hate to be without heat or ac while loading or unloading.
     
  4. Redtwin

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    Maybe in some states its $15. Probably the same states with a ridiculously high cost of living and state income tax.

    Minimum wage should realistically be the minimum any adult needs to earn to put a roof over their head and basic food on the table without relying on welfare.
     
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  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    The only place I've heard of rates being real high is Southern Oregon and Connecticut.
     
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  6. Dave_in_AZ

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    Many drivers are also going to companies with lucrative sign on bonuses.
     
  7. snowwy

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    The whole entire country went on strike for $15.

    Soon it'll be a federal minimum wage.

    As for cost of living. That doubled also. So in reality. $15 still won't put a roof over your head.
     
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  8. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Right and 15 dollars really is nothing. 20 bucks an hour ain't nothing either. Those numbers mean nothing without overtime.
     
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  9. Dave_in_AZ

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    Soon everything will be standardized where everyone makes $15 hour.

    All housing, food, medical, and transportation costs will be afforded for the 15.

    Everything will be the same.
     
  10. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    The only way to make more than the standard $15 will be from bonus programs.

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  11. snowwy

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    Everything is not the same.

    Inflation has also kicked in. Cost of living has almost doubled.
     
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