Trucking industry starving for drivers

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

  1. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    There is a tax credit for hiring veterans who are long term unemployed. But people are making it sound like the program applies to everyone.
     
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  3. buddyd157

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    at one time, as i recall...a person got "into" trucking by going to a company, that offered company training.

    the gov'ment, paid the cost, to the trucking companies.

    whether the student stayed or got kicked out, the companies reaped the monies. all the had to say was..."well student xyz, just did not pass the testing, or whatever".......

    then a whole new batch of students would be there, in the classroom, usually at 2 week intervals.

    companies like Schneider, JB Hunt, Munson, and a few other long haul (OTR) companies were in on this gravy train

    now a days, i think under a different program, that WIA(??), does nearly the same thing, only if i recall, they pay the student x number of dollars to go to a CDL school?

    but when i worked as a CDL instructor, if the student missed x number of days? he lost his WIA program. it was a way to get people off the unemployment rolls.

    and as it was, the unemployed STILL got the unemployment checks, until he got another job.

    we musta had like a half dozen at the school, at any given time....

    and many of those, had been to "other schools" to learn whatever...all so they can stay on unemployment..>!!!!


    they found a way to keep themselves unemployed and collecting......


    lazy SOB's.........
     
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    Not only on the "NEWS," but on "Al Gore's Amazing Internet!" (peace be upon him.... LMAO)
     
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  5. slow.rider

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    My school had a 99% graduation rate. Not possible to work that scam there I guess.
     
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    one school i worked at, there was no federal financial aid, as the school did not qualify, so the student had to make weekly payments. the pass rate there was very high as well, cuz they had to pay for it.

    at another school i worked at, they had federal financial aid, if a person qualified, and not all did.

    the pass rate there..??

    well, there was this one time, i was at the North Dartmouth CDL test site.

    there were 4 students to be tested.

    one in particular..??

    that was his 14th time.....yes....#14........
     
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  8. inandoutoftrouble

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    1) People as this, (described above), really need to be turned over to the district attorney and indicted for outright fraud.
    2) This is an absolute slap in the face of someone who really wants to go to school, learn what needs to be learned from the school, get good instruction from a driver trainer after finishing school, and then get their own truck to earn a living with, actually collecting a legitimate paycheck.

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!

    The absolute sheer driving force of our national economy - without truck drivers, our entire national economy would come to an absolute standstill - if not outright be dead.
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    Over the mountains, through the woods, into the valleys, coast to coast, from sea to shining sea - truck drivers can and do go anywhere and everywhere, every day, every night, all year round.
     
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  9. buddyd157

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    i agree 1000%...

    i actually liked teaching, always did, even from back in my wrench turning days

    but when you can see blatant abuse of the monies, and you know they are just there so unemployment stays off thier backs, frankly, it was not in me, to teach those particular students. but i had to do my job....and i quit later on, went back to a real trucking job again...then retired.
     
  10. inandoutoftrouble

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    The absolute sheer driving force of our national economy - without truck drivers, our entire national economy would come to an absolute standstill - if not outright be dead.
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    Over the mountains, through the woods, into the valleys, coast to coast, from sea to shining sea - truck drivers can and do go anywhere and everywhere, every day, every night, all year round.
     
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    Two weeks ago a driver tried to pass me on a shoulder and wound up knocking off my right side mirror cover. We pulled over to exchange info and he handed me a temporary paper CDL that had just been issued a couple weeks earlier. The guy spoke almost no English. Later that day I get a call from the number that driver gave me claiming to be the same person, but he spoke great English and REALLY didn't want me to report the accident to my insurance or the CHP. Obviously the guy who hit me wasn't the person on the paper license, and I filed a report with the CHP and to my insurance carrier.

    So yeah, it happens.
     
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