When is it going to end?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by KeepONTruckin214, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. KeepONTruckin214

    KeepONTruckin214 Light Load Member

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    Csa, psp, dL record, clearinghouse, dac! Cmon how much more crap are they going to keep pinning on us drivers this is getting out of hand. No wonder nobody wants to drive. No wonder there trying to get automation going they kicking every driver out of the truck. What are your thoughts from new or seasoned vets?
     
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  3. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Been driving since April 1997. None of the things listed are an issue for me. CSA and PSP aren’t that big of deal. My truck and trailer are fine and honestly I can’t even tell you the last time I was inspected. The last ticket I got (other than overweight tickets) was back in 2015 so there’s nothing too exciting on my MVR. Never failed a drug test and I don’t switch who I’m leased to so the clearinghouse isn’t an issue. And I’ve never worked for a company that reports to DAC.
     
  4. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    Big ####ing deal. If those things keep u out of the truck I could care less. Good pay and Benifits are much more important. Automation saves company’s money on salary and Benifits. Find a trucking job where automation won’t work and you’ll be fine.
     
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  5. KeepONTruckin214

    KeepONTruckin214 Light Load Member

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    Well I hope I can go some length of time without an inspection had one last week that was clean. I haven’t been driving long only 21/2 years so far but have already been inspected 6 times.
     
  6. KeepONTruckin214

    KeepONTruckin214 Light Load Member

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    I’m just pointing out it’s only getting worse. Remember Werner was using elogs before required. Next step is cameras mandatory in every truck. It will only get worse.
     
  7. aaronpeterbilt3787

    aaronpeterbilt3787 Medium Load Member

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    That’ll never happen. At least not in Canada. Companies have already been forced to remove them. Infringes on a persons Canadian charter of rights. Well documented.
     
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  8. Lazer

    Lazer Light Load Member

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    Geese, and here I thought trucking was deregulated?!?!?!?!?!?
     
  9. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    I don't think that any of that stuff (most newbies don't have a choice anyway) has anything to do with why people don't wanna drive truck.
    Most have no work ethic, are entitled and want something for nothing imho.
    I think that for a young person to concentrate intently on anything for any length of time is a chore due to the fact that they're all stuck to their devices, a byproduct of the times.
    And for every "bad" thing that you mentioned there's 100 good things that have happened in trucking in the last 45-50 years.

    Started driving in 74, got legal(chauffeurs) in 75.
    In and out of trucks till 77. That was when I went full time OTR. Got 3 speeds in one week, figured I knew it all.
    Haven't gotten another since. Really hasn't been that difficult.
    Comfort, efficiency, reliability, productivity, and technology all have made the job relatively easier.
    The government oversight and nanny systems have been brought on by our own doings.
    Drive responsibly and take responsibility and you'll not have problems..well except for your DEF system but that's another thread.
    And btw I've got 2.5 yrs to go and will do 150K that year so the money's out there.
     
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  10. Just passing by

    Just passing by Heavy Load Member

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    When is it going to end?

    When CDL drivers stop talking or texting while driving, feet are kept off the dashboard, y'all stop passing other trucks on the right side, etc...etc... etc...
    All this nannying was brought on by drivers themselves.
     
  11. Harry Flashman

    Harry Flashman Light Load Member

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    Stop driving 10mph below the speed limit in the center lane and that won’t happen to you.

    In fact “you” obey they law and keep right unless you are passing someone.

    There is a class of driver who feels entitled to drive at any speed in the center lane just because there is a center lane.
     
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