Will Corona Panic Stop Trucks From Rolling And Empty The Stores???

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by BigDog Trucker, Apr 11, 2020.

  1. Deere hunter

    Deere hunter Road Train Member

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    I think it’s always been risk and reward!!!
    Gooberment got your back, who are you kidding. Not me.
     
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  3. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    They're handing out UI + 600 to stay home. Per week. Isn't that having your back?

    Plus those one time signatures of the most famous person in the history of America.
     
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  4. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

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    Yeah, raggedy container haulers. and the ones running for nothing, just look at their truck. Held together with duct tape, ha, ha,ha
     
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  5. jon69

    jon69 Medium Load Member

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    Didn't we say this was going to happen?

    Back in Dec everyone is celebrating having a good time. A few were on here bragging about the money they are making.

    Now 4 months later there is no work. And it's getting less by the week.
     
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  6. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    It's getting less and less by the week but we've been getting good rates still

    900 on 262
    795 on 240
    675 on 190

    Here Are the last few loads we did
     
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  7. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    Hauling for a loss is always a catastrophe, and i never said anyone should ever do that. I have parked it and switched to workin the quarry. What i was saying is the people we serve, shippers and receivers, feed their family off the junk we haul. So if no one hauls it they need a handout too. Its essential if they are to pay their mortgages.
     
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  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    ...Or me.

    They’ll never have my trust.
     
  9. Long FLD

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    Those of us hauling direct with contract rates have noticed zero difference in the rates. And we’ve been busy since all this started because people started hoarding canned goods so our salt loads increased.

    Some of us choose to not let fear and propaganda dictate our lives.
     
  10. Wargames

    Wargames Captain Crusty

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    it all depends on what your hauling. Health Care Products are the money makers right now. They will keep you busy. That makes you muney
     
  11. roadtech

    roadtech Medium Load Member

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    Are they one way rates and coming back empty or round trip. I know your in the Central NY area running Short haul into NJ , NY and New England. We average $1470 for 280 miles , more on similar runs, but that’s one way, and we come back empty so the miles are actually double but still ok.
    Here’s the flip side , we run new equipment ,
    2019-2020 W9’s and Pete 389’s and one T680
    That I actually like better, more comfortable and great fuel mileage. We also have 2 $80,000 quad axle tipper trailers per truck so we can drop and hook , that’s the right way to do the work we do. We haul trash ,we have good work usually 38 tons or
    More with an overweight permit and do ok .
    The big problem is the illegal third worlders
    That trucking is flooded with . They multiply every year and will work for dirt , since dirt is more than they made where they came from .
    Nobody keeps track of them and they’re a plague on trucking to legal US citizens trying to do it right. Almost all aspects of trucking are effected by this. Many run junk equipment, pop up under different names every few years , the 1099 BS scam and run rampant .
    We’re slow, with all the schools , many restaurants, stores , construction etc shutdown
    We’re off about 60% , and have a few trucks parked right now. So are the illegal third worlders , and they run around with their junk equipment trying to lowball
    Any work they can get and every year it gets
    worse , and this has to end.
    As you can see they’re is no driver shortage.
    They’re is a driver shortage for people who want to work for peanuts that these conditions create. This is something the government has to stop also, But
    Will they , businesses love cheap labor, whether its trucking, construction, landscaping, the restaurant industry etc, and the third worlders are the reason for suppressed wages and rates. They say “they do
    Jobs Americans don’t want to do” , that’s ########
    , pay a legal American a good rate or wage and they’ll step up to the plate. Many of these companies pay less than I made 25 years ago , why
    They’re addicted to cheap labor .
    With our country finally opening its eyes to how
    China has been bleeding our country’s wealth and stealing our technology and industry and how dangerously we are dependent on them ( and them on us , even though they consider us an enemy ) . I hope our country opens its eyes to the danger of
    Our country being swarmed by illegal aliens , and how it does hurt this country . The way many politicians pander to them in areas swarmed by them like California and New York to get their vote and how they drain the social welfare programs already over burdened.
    I’m not anti legal immigrant , which most of us are or descendants of , but illegal aliens hurting the country.
     
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