Truckers Say Drivers Are Quitting Over Treatment by Bosses, Public (businessinsider.com)
Many truckers said shippers and receivers often treat them badly. Watters said drivers often aren't allowed to use their restrooms.
"The customers you go to treat drivers like ****," Leo Allseitz, a trucker of two years in Missouri, said.
Truckers say the way they're treated by their employers and the general public is causing drivers to
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These guys in the article sound like a bunch of whiners to me. I personally don't have thise issues that often, and haven't had those issues that often since I've been driving. The average experienced trucker makes 65k or better, and that's good money. I think some drivers overspend at home and on the road, so they complain that wages are low. Companies can take it up another 20k yearly and drivers still will complain because so many of them are "Debbie Downers" by nature. I've said it in other threads, you want respect from the public, well....if you're driving around the country in a filthy truck, that don't help the cause. If you walk into the truck stop, or any place for that matter, looking like your own truck ran you over, then that won't generate respect either. I even see members on here do everything possible to sway newbies from driving, with those negative attitudes. Whatever attitude you exhibit, the public/new drivers will feed off it. In my estimation one of of the biggest reasons drivers quit because they aren't cut out for it. Many lack the mental toughness to do this job, and that's the number one thing needed to last. If a newbie is mentally fragile, then I'll know instantly that he or she won't make it.
Yes, it takes a natural talent to be a professional driver!. NOT A STEERING WHEEL HOLDER!.
Like me trying to be a Doctor. One of the reasons the industry keeps getting regulated so heavily and dumbing down of the equipment and all the nanny aides.
Big fleets give 2 ####s about who they run thru the schools. As long as they pass a physical and drug test. You bring in all kinds
People with hidden drug addictions, mental issues and list could go on.
Lot’s of them are drawn in by the promise of big money and travel to see the country.
Only to find out it’s a fabricated lie. They will be treated like crap from companies micromanaged, customers have little respect for drivers, drivers have little respect for customers or themselves. ((Some of them).
For some trucking is a last resort other than working at the local convenience store.
After 30+ years trucking. This industry is its own worst enemy. I hang around because I do my own thing.
Hair testing coming but I believe the big fleets brought it on themselves. Hopefully they go bankrupt.
Oh, Okay, Right Side Steering. How many Trucks In The USA Are Right Side Steering??
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Like MANY, I too have been out on some Holidays as well not out.
It Was What It Was, So What, I Wasn't Alone & It Got Better!
Some People who may just simply be UNEMPLOYABLE could possibly believe that Trucking Is An All In Solution, then quickly enuf "discover" it's not as they "believed" from statements of the "non Information fabricating recruiters".
Like ANY INDUSTRY, There Are Requirements but not being an Pain in/to Public ain't one of 'em, as was, is, will be demonstrated by some Newbs as well Experienced Drivers.
I was one of the *"Pains In/To Public"* until the time of REASON and PATIENCE Overrode most of the Negativity which was Brought On By MY Thinking.
*(However That being Said, I DID NOT Take Out Frustrations On The Equipment Becuz I wanted To Get Back To Base)*
Hydration and Sustenance Played/Plays A LARGE PART As When Both Are Reduced, Attitudes & Energy Are Altered South, Which Can Explain Some Folks Going Ballistic Over Seemingly Innocuous Events Like Sitting In Line At A Fuel Stop Whether Or Not Fueling & Not Knowing Shift Change Is Occurring (that was a few times For I).
Good Times, Bad Times, Other Times.
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, Keep Your Cool!
CHEERS TO THEE & THINE!!Last edited: Jan 16, 2022
So now.bring on the 18-21 year olds and foreigners..gotta keep those wages down..while the lobbying megas scream there is a trucking shortage so they can get what they want..BS.
I deal with a reputable broker or 2 and they move loads to CA for less than $2.00 a mile by mostly foreigners that just want to get to CA and will take #### near anything.
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