Going on strike?

Discussion in 'Truckers Strike Forum' started by 85COE, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    No problem. It's a big site and finding all the nooks and crannies takes a while.
     
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  3. Oakland Raiders Forever

    Oakland Raiders Forever Medium Load Member

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    What rules do you want changed ???
     
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  4. 85COE

    85COE Light Load Member

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    make ELD's optional for drivers with excellent CSA scores, with no repercussions from the company either way they go.

    We're regulated, why aren't the brokers? They make us sign away the transparency rights granted by 49 CFR §371.3 and are keeping too much of the rate

    I think fuel should come down as well, stay on par with gasoline
     
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  5. Oakland Raiders Forever

    Oakland Raiders Forever Medium Load Member

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    I’m ok with ELD’s being optional no problem there.

    There is transparency in brokering , you as the carrier can see the $ if you ask for it. That is the law.

    As far as fuel goes that is simple economics , supply and demand. I made my best profits when fuel was the highest.
     
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  6. 85COE

    85COE Light Load Member

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    There isn't as much transparency as you think. If we want to haul for brokers, we fill out a carrier packet, and agree to the terms in the packet.

    In there is a clause to waive 49 CFR §371.3 and relinquish the right to see the info
     
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  7. Oakland Raiders Forever

    Oakland Raiders Forever Medium Load Member

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    So it sounds like your saying you don’t feel you have much power in the arrangement ? Have you thought about not working for brokers ?
     
  8. 85COE

    85COE Light Load Member

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    Right now, I don't have a choice, as I'm still a company driver. With the places I've gone, trying to haul direct, I'm told they have contracts with brokers.

    The places we can haul direct from, the broker pays more than the shipper.

    I don't get that logic
     
  9. Oakland Raiders Forever

    Oakland Raiders Forever Medium Load Member

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    So the broker pays more than the shipper you said , that would indicate your getting a better deal from the broker. You said you don’t have a choice. So your options are limited which means you have to make choices with the options you are offered. Life is all about making choices. The smartest people make the best choices.
     
  10. 85COE

    85COE Light Load Member

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    Some places the broker pays more. Not a lot
     
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