Trucking industry starving for drivers

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by stacks, May 26, 2021.

  1. '88K100

    '88K100 Medium Load Member

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    The driver shortage myth created by Megas so they can lobby to bring in cheap foreign help. Been going on for decades.
     
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  3. bzinger

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    I think this so called driver shortage is segmantalized, some segments of the industry see very little turnover while others are mills for alot of different reasons .
    The company side of my 100 truck reefer fleet sees very little turnover on the top 90 percent while the bottom 10 percent constantly churns.
    The owner operator side has almost zero turnover with only 3 leaving voluntarily in the last 4 years.
     
  4. Dave_in_AZ

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  5. Dockbumper

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    Apparently there are "tax credits" for training new drivers. I'm sure it adds up to millions of dollars for these Megas. They sure aren't doing it for nothin'.
     
  6. JoeTruck

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    They are letting someone with a permit drive while the "trainer" sleeps.
    Fifteen people driving on the same temporary license.
    Three bunks in a truck.
    Drivers that don't speak English.
    There is no shortage of people who will work for pennies a mile.
     
  7. Harry Flashman

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    Does that really happen? I didn’t go out with my trainer until I at least passed the exam and had a full CDL
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

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  11. Dockbumper

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    Who is "they". I had to pass my DMV test and have my CDL before going out with a trainer. The only time I drive with a permit was in CDL School. In my case it was an instructor with 3 students in the truck. Bunk was removed and a makeshift bench seat was installed with lap belts. Nobody was sleeping.
     
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