Serious question that needs an answer. Why do so many truck drivers just bend over and take it?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Trucks66, Jul 13, 2022.

  1. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    1918 Anywhere, USA 90210
    Lol just cuz OP's ### hurts don't mean mine is going to
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    It is trucking. You will eat a #### sandwhich and like it. Part of the job.
  4. rockeee

    rockeee Light Load Member

    Apr 22, 2015
    Kalama, Wa
    Have you had to bend over and just take it? And if so, why?
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  5. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

    Sep 16, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    Most of them wouldn’t get a good one even if they knew where to look for it. Punkin’ wanting a large car and big money in 1980 is no different than Swifty looking for the same thing now. Not happening.
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  6. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Or work on a drilling rig.
  7. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Truckers just take it now a days? Why is there over 100% turnover? Prime required "stable work history. For CDL drivers that means no more than 3 driving jobs in the last year."

    I think drivers are moving on.
  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    under a shade tree
    i'll tell you what, as a former trucker, i had my share of complaining to do...


    when i was younger and working as a mechanic, and got out of that..???

    i had actually thought about becoming a plumber....

    problem though, i'd have to go to customers houses...

    i think it's a better idea, the customer takes his plumbing problems to my shop, all my tools and supplies are there....!!!!!

    why should I DRIVE to them.,.???

    oh well...the deranged mind of a former mechanic........
  9. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Levittown, PA
    I worked for three different companies ALL started, like so may others, by returning WWII vets and my uncle owned his own trucks and flatbeds in the late 40's - early 50's and each had a common thread unknown/ under reported to todays trucking community.

    Each founder mentioned the daily morning 'discussions'; really fisticuffs that led to who would be the first loaded this morning.

    Dad mentioned the year before I was born whe his brother added one of those ; newfangled 'Jimmy' diesels [1953?] to his fleet and the three drivers settled who was driving it today using the same 'gentlemanly' discussions.

    I was called out, on here, regarding a story of one of these guys teaching the man who was later my boss how to drive a twin stick B model Mack in one day using a tire billy across his knuckles to apply corrective instruction.

    I remember his brother telling Joe Cambria [Mack dealer] he wouldn;t buy a truck with air seats N power steering wanting his drivers to feel every bump the truck does...

    The other company wouldn't hire un-married drivers; less no-notice terminations that way...

    Go and sit in a restored 40's tractor; a solid steel sardine can with a wing window [1/2 of the 250 a/c] where the handle would snatch and rip off every left sleeve button you had while cranking that armstrong steering as the steel springs bounced your head off the roof...

    Those were tough men who tamed a tough industry

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  10. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    Washington, PA
    I was approached a few times over the years. But I quit instead. :biggrin_2559:
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  11. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

    Sep 16, 2015
    Ontario, Canada
    So a willingness to turn down better jobs for 3 years is a requirement to be hired for another horrible one? No wonder this industry is a train wreck.
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