Made not in USA

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by poongdool, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

    Apr 15, 2012
    That would mean they get 15$ per hour in benefits.
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  3. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Just south of the north 40
    On average to calculate the cost of an employee, most corporations use a figure of 32 to 38 percent of payroll. The term most often used is “ employee burden” bet you didn’t know your a burden on the company.
  4. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

    Nov 10, 2015
    As far as I'm concerned ALL vehicles are crap regardless of where they're made. It's call planned obsolescence, and most products today are designed to fail so consumers will need to replace them. Cars, consumer electronics, even light bulbs are all built to last a certain amount of time. I bought my KW T60 new 2 years ago, and I can't get over how much of the interior is made from cheap plastic that breaks very easily. I broke the plastic handle on the fridge 4 months after I bought the truck. When I called and asked how much to replace the handle, they told me $1800 for a new fridge because they couldn't replace just the handle. When I told them it was under warranty, magically they could replace just the handle. I bought my wife a new Ford Escape 2 months ago, and it's been in the shop 3 times already for electronic problems. I guarantee it will be the last new car I ever buy. If any of you motor heads ever had the pleasure of working on a car from the 50's or before, you can tell they were built to last forever. Heck I once found a model T ford in a barn. All I did was clean out the fuel system and carb, replace the oil and it cranked right up.
  5. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    Cause I look at everything in Canuck Pesos, $24.43/hr works out to $32.XX up here. That's at the low end of what an experienced, Journeyman mechanic makes. If assembling cars is considered unskilled labour then they're doing very well at that wage.
  6. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

    Aug 27, 2017
    Yep, I love this. I always grin when the boys on here start slamming Volvo and foreigners for driving them. Of course, the reason they drive them is because Volvo is a ginormous global company and foreigners are used to them, being that they are all over the world. Not the same for American built trucks.

    I know. Personally I have no problem with where any product is made if it is a quality product. I love the modern global economy. My point was that the biggest hardliners are the biggest hypocrites.
  7. CargoWahgo

    CargoWahgo Road Train Member

    Jan 10, 2012
    Louisville, Kentucky
    I used to haul a crap ton of cummins engines coming into america out of mexico The difference coming from the plant then going to ohio was very minimal.

    It might be assembled in America but there ain't #### getting made here.

    If it does it's prison labor like pendleton for caterpillar or something.
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  8. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

    Nov 10, 2016
    and of course it has the famous Freightliner quality control.
  9. flybynight12

    flybynight12 Medium Load Member

    Jan 10, 2015
    So I must be paid in platinum then I guess
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  10. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    still do
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  11. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

    Mar 25, 2014
    FL has been building them in Mexico since late 80's.

    They've also built them in Canada.

    And Portland Oregon.
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