Gas shortage this summer?

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Dennixx, Apr 28, 2021.

  1. Rogerthat

    Rogerthat Medium Load Member

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    The only thing I know about lumber is that the Trump admin. levied a significant tariff against Canadian lumber. Now that there’s a huge demand for lumber is that tariff still in place?
     
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  3. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    Maybe Florida and the southeast is different, fuel haulers get very little harassment from DOT.
    I get inspected about once every couple of months. I have had just about every inspector tell me all he is doing is getting his quota for a tanker hazmat inspection. It’s usually a quick inspection and over with.
     
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  5. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    The tariff was minimal.
    The inflation problem is going to get worse. When the government dumps trillions of dollars into the economy and there are fewer goods, it’s a recipe for disaster.
     
  6. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Exactly what I think when I see a creeper cop w a clean tanker on the side..quota time.
     
  7. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Medium Load Member

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    there is NEVER a driver shortage.
    Only a driver pay shortage.

    Pay and they will come
     
  8. darknessesedge

    darknessesedge Medium Load Member

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    BINGO
     
  9. TNSquire

    TNSquire Light Load Member

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    Hos exemption won't get them far enough to put a dent in this thing.
    We're already running 60 hours a week, occasionally 70...
    Can't squeeze blood from a turnip.
    Can't get enough drivers.
    Hauling gas isn't much of a pain, though it's a little more intensive than bumping docks.
     
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  10. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Medium Load Member

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    I disagree. 70 hrs/week at my job grosses about $129k/yr. Where else are Drivers making that?
     
  11. Cat sdp

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    my record on exemption was 118 hours in a week....... get going.
     
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  12. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Medium Load Member

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    Ugh. 70 is more than enough. I’m not looking forward to it.
     
  13. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    That’s close to the same as working 40 hours a week at $30 an hour,
    Which is what the company I work for pays us to drive around in the company car and take water samples from wells and drive them to a lab


    The fuel drivers and haz mat tankers should be earning $100k for working 40 hours a week .
     
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