Have I lost touch with this industry?

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by KANSAS TRANSIT, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. double yellow

    double yellow Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    State of Jefferson
    I actually prefer company per diem as long as they don't charge admin fees -- better for everyone (except the IRS). But as a W2 company pulling what has to be the easiest auto trailer I've ever seen:

    ...and making $1500/week -- I wouldn't think you'd have problems finding drivers.
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  3. tommymonza

    tommymonza Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2013
    S.W. Florida
    If I was a newbie with a year under my belt instead of a sitting on the rail wannabe I would be all over this gig.
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  4. Brandson

    Brandson Medium Load Member

    Dec 14, 2013
    That may be your problem. You want people that live to work. I work to live. It's that simple.

    The fact that you think being away for a month and putting up with OTR BS is easier than a long hours office job may also be part of why you can't understand drivers anymore. You literally have to be crazy to be a career OTR driver, lol.
  5. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

    Nov 8, 2009
    The Highway To Hell.
    I run my balls off. For two months at a shot. When you put the time in, you make more money. And that buys houses and cars and toys and puts kids in school. I think you miss the point where many are out here to make an awesome living. And then enjoy it later.
  6. Pullin2

    Pullin2 Crusty Canuck

    Nov 5, 2011
    Whoville Pub, Long Island

    ............ and breathe ......................
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  7. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

    Aug 18, 2007
    ~8600+' and loving it!
    Wow, just wow. "What?!? Sacrifice to have nice things? NO WAY! " :biggrin_2556:

    This is why America is no longer the economic powerhouse it once was, because far too many only care about the "Me!" and would never consider putting blood, sweat, and tears into an endeavor that may or may not pay off in the long term.

    I wish you luck, Stan, but I fear there is no solution to your problem. I have a hard time finding guys as well, as we talked about in the past. Easily $10K+/month after expenses, and out of 14 guys, 1 is under 30, and only 2 under 40. And the youngun has talked of walking away because he doesn't think it's worth it. He could retire a wealthy man @ 50, but the work cramps his ability to stay up late and play games. SMH
  8. TruckDuo

    TruckDuo Road Train Member

    Oct 21, 2012
    Chicago, IL
    I think that's why a lot of younger people don't want to do it. OTR is good money but you can't really enjoy it like the average office person. No young person wants to work seven days a week to never be able to enjoy the fruits of their labor while their young.

    Most of the people here are men so let me put it this way.....young people want to make money and be able to screw their girlfriends/wives/neighbors wives at least once a week. You can only put up with your right hand for so long.
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  9. Cranky Yankee

    Cranky Yankee Cranky old ######

    Jan 31, 2012
    Green Bay Wi
    the ones that demand more money deserve it the least
    not all OTR jobs are out months at a time
    just the way the pat weeks go i was off 3 days
    drove 4600 miles to Ca and back
    then taking 6 off
    never missed a paycheck
    I resent new drivers thinking they even know enough to speak
  10. MJ1657

    MJ1657 Road Train Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    Isanti, MN
    Why is it that people that don't like to work end up working more then those of us that like to work in the long run?
  11. wore out

    wore out Numbered Classic

    Jun 5, 2013
    I didn't get where I am by working to live I know that.
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