Trucking industry starving for drivers

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

  1. TokyoJoe

    TokyoJoe Road Train Member

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    Fast food employees just went from making about 7-8 bucks an hour all around the country to making 12-15 an hour for standing around and trying to look semiconscious.

    I think truck driver pay still has a ways to go upward to match that. 50cpm jobs should get a dollar a mile. Those 70cpm jobs should hit a buck 50 a mile. Won't happen though but it should.

    Even CRE and Trans Am should eventually crack 50cpm in the trucker minimum wage segment.
     
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  3. buddyd157

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    we found that to be well...just weird...lol

    one also liked bananas.....

    funny, at times, the cat(s) were worse than dogs mooching off ya.
     
  4. TokyoJoe

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    What's funny is a cat trying to lick the butter off of the popcorn.
     
  5. slow.rider

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    The government was arguably way more involved before the OOIDA strikes of the 1970s.
     
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  6. slow.rider

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    I'm pretty sure the CDL holder must also be on duty. And to be sleeping in the sleeper while logged on duty is a whole series of log violations....
     
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  7. slow.rider

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    Does anyone have any evidence of this? I'd like to read more about it.
     
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  8. TokyoJoe

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    Well after I retired from the military I took a couple years of vacation, then used the GI bill to get my CDL for free. When I was hired by my company they had a bunch of paperwork for me to fill out because they were going to be getting something from the government because I had been unemployed for more than 6 months.

    6 months is the key to them getting paid. Its also why they offer a 5000 dollar bonus for returning drivers who were 6 months unemployed which I also took advantage of twice because I have a habit of taking year long vacations to the Philippines.
     
  9. buddyd157

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    it ain't nothing new, been around for decades.

    this is how many of the mega carriers get those newbs in the classroom.
     
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  10. slow.rider

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    The newbs in the classroom have to pay back the cost of their own schooling. You're saying the companys also bill Uncle Sam?
     
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