Trucking in North America vs around the world

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  1. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    I have to schedule even a PM about a week out with my local dealer, but if there's a problem, they'll jump on it pretty dang quick. With local unemployment at 3%, there's nobody standing around waiting for work to come in ANYWHERE.
     
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  3. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Here there are hardly any locals working construction.
    Nobody wants to do the hard labour jobs.

    Friday a new school under construction collapsed.
    5 workers dead.
    4 Portugese and 1 Moldavian.
     
  4. snowbird_89

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    I saw that on the news when I was in Portugal. I'm back in USA now.
     
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  5. Cat sdp

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    I got a new roof on the house…..

    8 workers not one spoke English. All Mexican or Central American nationalities….and by the way they did a great job with no screw ups.

    we as a nation kinda suck……….
     
  6. Accidental Trucker

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    My farm manager is getting his roof replaced this week. Local roofer, local help. On a 94 degree day, they first showed up for work at about 10:30, and quit by 3 because they were exhausted from the heat.

    Their daddy should have slapped some dam sense into them....
     
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  7. spsauerland

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    You are quite welcome to move to a third world country, I have for over two years and might give yourself a different point of view.
     
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  8. Cat sdp

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    I’m in a 3rd world country…..

    just waited 7 months for a refrigerator, gotta wait 2-3 weeks to get in for truck repairs. Health care system is a joke.

    The stock market is like legalized gambling……. And yes that’s how I make money now…….

    We are still a great nation however this should be a wake up call….. but sadly it won’t be
     
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  9. spsauerland

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    Burn your #### for a couple months, have no electric, or internet to name a few then see what you think of this great country. If healthcare is so bad, why do people come around the world to US for life saving surgeries? If you want socialism, it's out there.
     
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  10. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Which country were you in?
     
  11. spsauerland

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    Referring to the time I served in Iraq.
     
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