Saia vs. r& l

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by mikew900, Jun 29, 2021.

  1. ColoradoLinehaul

    ColoradoLinehaul Bobtail Member

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    At some point in the near future, it will be a DOT Mandate that EVERY truck, whether leased, company owned or run by an Owner Operator will be required to have at minimum a road facing camera, if not a road facing and driver facing camera. It's coming. It won't matter where you go.
     
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  3. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Road Train Member

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    I'm not one to believe that mumbo jumbo. The day that happens is the day I get out of trucking. It's getting worse dealing with all these regulations and changes as is. Driver facing camera is a deal breaker for me.
     
  4. ColoradoLinehaul

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    I'm ok with it. Don't care for it, but I like my $2,400 - $2,700 a week gross paychecks. As long as I can listen to my podcast, SiriusXM or my Apple Music app, I'm fine.

    The texting and driving issue is the most prevalent reason for all the camera's. The danger is incredibly high, the risk to the safety of other motorists and the tickets and fines are very high as well.

    If these trucking companies would stop hiring every half-retarded idiot, then the accidents would stop. Some people just aren't cut out to drive a commercial truck and it needs to be ok to tell them that. To hell with their feelings. Safety should trump the everyone gets a trophy and can drive a big truck for a living nonsense.

    There also needs to be training requirements and standards for trainers. Stop letting Swift and CR England drivers with less than a year of experience train students. There needs to be a certification program for trainers. It needs to be rigorous, it needs to be difficult and it needs to weed out the losers who aren't qualifed to train.

    They also need to get these lard butts out of trucks who are a stroke or a heart attack away from crossing a median and killing a bunch of innocent people.
     
  5. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Road Train Member

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    That's some good bank no doubt, but I ain't doing it. You have a valid point about these darn students training students lol.
     
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  6. jgarciajr40

    jgarciajr40 Medium Load Member

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    I’ve thought about RL just for the fact that they use electric forklifts. I tried to get my boss to let me buy a Toyota jack to save my back, but district manager says no…
     
  7. Radman

    Radman Road Train Member

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    You can run but you can’t hide. Top is obviously UPS bottom is OD. OD guys are believing it’s a matter of time same as the Brown guys. Hard to get away from the insurance discounts. Thanks to truck insurance premiums going up it’s forcing companies to make a move.
     
  8. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Medium Load Member

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    I'd like to set off a critical event on that driver camera by sticking it where the sun don't shine and letting loose a violent earth shattering fart.

    See how the safety team likes that.

    Maybe they will reconsider that camera :D
     
  9. Ryne

    Ryne Light Load Member

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    So u would shove it up your own ###?
     
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  10. ColoradoLinehaul

    ColoradoLinehaul Bobtail Member

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    Old Dominion already has cameras. All new trucks are equipped with road facing cameras. All current trucks are being retrofitted with them as we speak.
     
  11. Radman

    Radman Road Train Member

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    Yes you are right. A lot of your drivers are thinking they will eventually activate the in ward cam though. I read it on the other forum. Also OD claimed to see that driver they fired on a reflection. Seriously. Lol.
     
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