What's gonna happen to fuel hauling?

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  1. scott180

    scott180 Heavy Load Member

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    I did fuel delivery and worked along side many guys with what ever paperwork they needed to drive. Some hard workers some absolute idiots, just like the general population.
    The Legal immigrant surge that is coming will hurt drivers pay. Take a drivers course and get to working a ok job right away. Of course many will take this rout. Many more qualified drivers willing to work at a lower wage brings down all truck drivers wages. Simple economics.
     
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  3. ErieMcDreary

    ErieMcDreary Medium Load Member

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    Nope! you just need a H-2 B visa. Immigrate to the US as a Truck Driver (SOC 53-3030)
    Those at the top don't give a rats butt about you, or your family. They only worship the almighty dollar.
    Giving low pay to unqualified illegal immigrants to do the work you used to do will become the norm now.
    Just look at what they did with H-1B visa's and the tech industry.
    You can work for far less, or go stand in a bread line.
     
  4. Cheezy_smile

    Cheezy_smile Medium Load Member

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    If you have work visa how does that make you illegal?
    Last time I checked people working in tech industry make pretty good money.
    They can’t find enough qualified people to do the job so they bring people from other countries.
    Same reason people come here to drive trucks. Not enough interest in truck driving.
     
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  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    There is plenty of interest here in truck driving. How else could over 500,000 new CDLs get issued every year. It's just that with the slave wages and crappy working conditions at many companies they just don't last long.
     
  6. Ricco1689

    Ricco1689 Bobtail Member

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    Gas is down. Picked up a bit in summer but now grinding to a slow death. This is peak "busy" season and I pull in the rack everytime with no wait. 2, 3 loads max. If that. 2 years ago I was running the exemption every week. Now, fuhghettaboutit. They dont pick up any accounts come January im pulling a box for an ltl.
     
  7. ErieMcDreary

    ErieMcDreary Medium Load Member

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    Yeah, it's funny. Almost all the stations we've been doing the load just fits. And they just asked for volunteers to work Christmas!?!?!? Pa is shutting down due to China flu, until after the 1st, so I don't know what they expect all the extra help to do.
     
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  8. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Did you miss the fact that @ErieMcDreary limited his comment to only illegal immigrants? He didn't blame immigrants across the board.
     
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  9. Cheezy_smile

    Cheezy_smile Medium Load Member

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    He was mentioning work visas, therefore I asked how having a work visa is making you illegal.
    You can’t obtain CDL if you’re illegal immigrant.
     
  10. ErieMcDreary

    ErieMcDreary Medium Load Member

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    Maybe the "last time you checked" was a long time ago? Not the only place or time it happened, but;
    Pink Slips at Disney. But First, Training Foreign Replacements. (Published 2015)


    Again, according to "the last time you checked" "you had to be U.S resident to drive a truck, I simply pointed out that you didn't need to be, you jumped to a different conclusion.
    Maybe you should check again.
     
  11. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    He didn't mention work visas in the message that you replied to. In fact he didn't mention them until a subsequent message.
     
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