First Mexican Trucker Into US, 10 Years Experience, 13 cpm...

Discussion in 'Mexican Truckers Forum' started by Burky, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. Burky

    Burky Road Train Member

    Different metabolisms and genetics. I know from studying my own family, that anything I put on past age 40 or so tends to remain on the bones. So I am relatively careful of the quantities in which I indulge.
     
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  3. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Yeah I know, and it makes me jealous. My older brother, (his mom died when he was real young) is bean pole skinny, and cannot gain weight. Already in his 40s and probably weighs less than he did in his 20s. Makes me jealous.
     
  4. AfterShock

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    After I read Burky's suggestion for "equal pay standards" for our friends south of the boarder, I went >----->
    >----->Hmmmmmmmmmmm

    Perhaps that WOULD work!
    But what is the exchange rate and the difference in the cost of living betwixt here and Meh-Hee-Ko?
    I'm thinking they can live at about the same standard there as say a middle, middle class citizen of the USA, while making what's considered the "standard" now? (comparative). To be paid the same as we are in this country, they'd wind up living BETTER than we do on the same wages.

    However, I still think Burky's idea is do-able.
    Yup!
    And I'm almost there now.
    All I'd have to do is move about 125 miles south of my home 20 and I'd be in Meh-Hee-Ko, living for far less, and making as much as my American counterparts.
    Win-Win.
    No?
    Could even wind up being the "American Dream", ya reckon?

    Although our southern friends won't allow American citizens to own land in Meh-Hee-Ko, it could be leased --- and a stylish villa could be erected with all the comforts necessary for a northern trucker to be satisfied.
    Maybe pampered. And probably be able to hire a staff to care for the villa and clean the swimming pool while we're truckin' up north, --- familiar territory. I figure we'd have the edge in that department for a few years, at least.

    From the cabannas located around our swimming pool, we could watch the revolving door go 'round & 'round, as our southern neighbors cram through to a "better life" in the north, --- while we enjoy another one of those blue adult beverages. You know, the ones with the paper parasol. Little, paper parasol.
    But I don't know why. :smt017:smt102:occasion5:
    What do they taste like anyway?
    Anybody know?:smt035:toothy3::laughing4:
     
  5. notarps4me

    notarps4me Road Train Member

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    What did I tell you about all those truck stop buffets?:biggrin_25523:
     
  6. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Be careful with that idea, I've heard that any native can take that leased gringo land any time he so desires and the gringo has no constitutional rights.
     
  7. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    TS buffets are nasty. I don't eat from them.
     
  8. AfterShock

    AfterShock Road Train Member

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    You're talking about which country Brickman? :smt028:smt035:biggrin_25525:

    Hail!
    We can always live in our trucks.:biggrin_25523::smt100
     
  9. TruckingBum

    TruckingBum Light Load Member

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    I was thinking it would be a 3 cent a mile base then a penny for every year of experience from the 13 cent example
    from your facts sounds like these drivers are gunna be run to death hurry up and hurry bac.
    all for 72 dollars a day wonder if theyll actually c that if not then will these large corporations who r coowners in these firms pay the price?
    for non compliance with mexican min wage standards
     
  10. stranger

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    Are the numbers in the wage table converted to US dollars?

    This is copied from the table:


    The wages would seem more realistic if Pesos is the case. $72.59 per day plus mileage is more than some US drivers make. I see ads here all the time for semi and straight truck drivers that pay $8 - $9 dollars per hour.

    If I read the report right, and the 72.59 is in Pesos, that should calculate to around $6.75 - $7.00 per day, a more realistic figure, as this is the minimum pay. Also, 13 CPM at 600 miles per day is $78.00. I would venture a guess that 13 CPM is a special high wage paid just for this paticular US run. I could be wrong though, as I can't find any resources to prove what Mexican companies pay their drivers.

    If people are making $60 to $80 US dollars a day in Mexico, then why are they crosssing the border in droves to work at McDonalds for minimum wage?
     
  11. Ronnocomot

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