Trucker wages...decreasing as time goes by.

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  1. snowlauncher

    snowlauncher Heavy Load Member

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  3. Team818

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    Its only going to get worse with the open borders too. In 5 years there will probably only be 25% native born American Drivers. If THAT. In some parts of the country it is already LOWER than 25%. More like 10%.... sorry to say. This TTR will be Gone, or replaced by the TRTR the first R will be for Retired. The rest will be in Kaos.
     
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  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    We should organize a shutdown.
     
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  5. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    WOW!! I don’t think anyone’s ever thought of that before. lol
     
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  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    We tell everyone we're mad as hell. And we're not going to take it anymore.

    We could have it someplace where there could be a band, and beer, and a cookout.
     
  7. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    Sounds like a great idea!
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    We get a bunch of guys there with super sleepers all polished and shiny. And have them make some gourmet food see.

    Then we'll commence to tell everyone we're not making any money.
     
  9. Brandt

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    Everyone want the same pay as the early 70s but no one want to drive the trucks they had back then. Today's trucks are better and more expensive. Just like driver pay is less and trucking is not regulated rate by the government. So it a little of everything drive pay is less today.
     
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  10. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Baloney. Whether or not trucking wages have kept pace with inflation, I think trucking wages are indeed decent. It's just you spoiled brats have to live like kings, and can't make it on 75grand a year. Well, I say, boo-hoo. I turned down a mail hauling job, $27/hr WITH benefits, they can't find anyone. Really? I drove a truck for almost half that, and not that long ago. It's not just trucking, businesses are closing, like diners and such, nobody is applying for these jobs. Walmart is offering $19/hour for stock work here, the aisles are jammed with goods on pallets, and nobody to put it on the shelves. With 4 figure rent, people literally can't make it on $20/hour. I think, $50/60grand/year, what it seems most truck drivers make today, is a good wage, cripes, you just sit there, the truck does all the work,,,:rolleyes:
     
  11. Old Man

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    Early 70’s pay was .09 to .12 per mile, union was more, teamsters hourly was $5.00. I was getting 12 cents per mile in 1974.
    Don’t think anyone is paying that today.
     
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