Truck Load Rates Halt 8 Week Slide 2.0

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  1. Scooter Jones

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  3. SteveScott

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    Been nursing a sore back for the last week and it's still not up to snuff. Not looking forward to the next 4 days on the road. I'll probably have to make more frequent stops to stretch it out. Walking seems to irritate it more. Some how the pain is attached to my left leg moving. Hope it's not time for a hip replacement. Aging sucks.
     
  4. Scooter Jones

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    Man, that story about truck drivers being offered $14,000 a week is making the rounds. I have people I know that aren't into trucking at all texting and emailing me links to the news release. Gotta hand it to the company owner who pushed this into the media stream, he must be some kind of marketing genius.
     
  5. TallJoe

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    If you had an older truck, I'd say that it is more than likely your seat but your Volvo is still fresh, so the seat should be still in a good shape. Unless it is not.
    I had to change mine, because I felt my backbone too, once I did all discomfort was gone. Volvo seats are pretty comfy imo.

    Myself being too tall to drive a semi for lifetime career, I am surprised that I have not developed any backbone issues after 20 years of doing this yet. (knock on the wood).
     
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    I wish this stopped already or else it will take more than 8 weeks for the rate slide to halt, once it is there.
    Therefore, people need to post when they take 1.10 c per mile loads too - when they do, so that picture is full, if you catch my drift.
    I'd say it is time to stop posting about how rich we've become during the pandemic.;)
     
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    I had back issues before I started driving so while I can't really blame driving for my back problems, I don't think it's helping much. I drive a Kenworth and the seat is great, my body is the problem.
     
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  8. Scooter Jones

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    The average Joe Blow(s) who reads stories about how much money truckers are making (or can potentially make) right now due to demand, are starting to realize that it is hitting their pocket books at the grocery store, lumberyard, etc.
     
  9. TallJoe

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    True. I thought I wanted to build a cedar fence around my backyard, average, about 250 feet. Not only, it takes time for them to come over and give you a quote but once they do they say $10 Gs!. My goodness, 2 years ago, my neighbor paid for his half that.
     
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    Pretty soon it will be cheaper to build a concrete fence around your yard like those sound walls along highways.
     
  11. TallJoe

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    Maybe, at the very least now, those lumber mills out of Oregon and Washington state could afford to pay $2 dol per mile going south instead of $1.
     
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