Tried to tell you guys this years ago!

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by poppapump1332, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Why blame the elog for accidents? The elog don't drive the truck...
     
  2. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    The only thing that 3 hour break change will do is save the mega shippers and receivers millions and millions in detention pay, and F the drivers out of it.

    No rule change has ever benefited the driver.
     
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  3. Mototom

    Mototom Medium Load Member

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    If people and companies both could be responsible the best thing would be to eliminate HoS regulations.
    Let us drive how we want as long as we get the sleep we need. That’s just dream talk tho there is too much greed in the world.
     
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  4. Long FLD

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    If you read that report it shows an increase in accidents for owner-operators and small carriers while the number of accidents for large carriers and asset based companies decreased.
     
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  5. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Speed often times kills, and the small fleets and owner ops have ungoverned trucks.....pretty risky
     
  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    There’s probably more to it than that. The groups that showed an increase likely lack the equipment to repower loads due to a delay like a big fleet, so naturally they’re more under the gun to make things happen and make delivery or get to their next load on time. I know if I get delayed it can change how the rest of my week plays out. Nobody can come get my trailer and keep moving.
     
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  7. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    With ELD's, there is no reason not to pay all drivers by the hour. It logs all your activity down to the minute.
     
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  8. bryan21384

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    If I am driving OTR, i would rather get paid by the mile. Hourly pay could bite you in the back side if your OTR. It isn't like you would get a set hourly wage while being in the truck around the clock. I can envision companies paying for the amount of hours you actually log. Or having a set salary may short change you too. What if you drive an abundance of miles, which if paid 50 cpm, you may leave money on the table if you take the guarantees. I think salary and hourly wages would do OTR companies a favor.
     
  9. sealevel

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    It's why the spot market has taken such a dive. Lots of shippers of van freight switched to drop and hook carriers to control costs and OTD, or opened up windows to the point where a truck is just a truck.
    Zero safety benefits, but everyone knows this. Just changes the market for those willing to adapt.
     
  10. MGE Dawn

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    14 hour rule feels like ########. Get rid of that ####er, and I guarantee that accident rates will drop like a rock
     
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