Just gonna leave this here... discuss among yourselves

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Just passing by, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    But will that pay match what we're earning today? Or will we continue to see our earnings drop?
     
  2. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    This concept allows drivers to KEEP THEIR JOBS? While etc etc etc?

    HAW HAW HAW HAW HAW... instead of steering wheel holder I am now a recliner in the bunk sipping coffee, munching junk food and watching B grade films while the truck runs off Sandstone in a blizzard.

    HA....
     
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    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    At the beginning yes. Eventually no. My point was mainly that the line haul ltl jobs will be the first to embrace them because that model is the easiest to adapt to them. Many of the pieces are already in place.
     
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  4. freebeertomorrow

    freebeertomorrow Medium Load Member

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    idk. ask the pilots and conductors/engineers.

    they can’t fully automate a train, on rails. doubt trucks will ever be fully automated.
     
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  5. stuckinthemud

    stuckinthemud Light Load Member

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    Quoting some one else "Skynet watches and smiles"










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  6. Muddydog79

    Muddydog79 Light Load Member

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    Exactly right.
     
  7. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    And they'll tell you wages are down.
     
  8. freebeertomorrow

    freebeertomorrow Medium Load Member

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    idk what they were but a good friend of mine is a conductor. he made 140 last year.
     
  9. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    Good on him, well above median

    Railroad Occupations & Wages

    Looking at aggregates over time, industries that increased automation show a decrease in wages and number of jobs.
     
  10. freebeertomorrow

    freebeertomorrow Medium Load Member

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    i’m not disagreeing with any of this except - the ltl market will be the first to suffer.

    for starters, i’d LOVE to see an automated truck drive in some of the conditions we have encountered this year. we already know it can’t. whatever the case, i’m gonna ride this bull until she gives up or i go down with her. at my current rate i could easily retire in 15 years, when i’m 50. if that’s what i have to do, so be it.
     
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