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Old 04-28-2007, 07:00 PM
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Default OTR Drivers deserve better PAY

Professional OTR Drivers should be compensate for all the work for they do.
Here a list some Carriers don't pay there employees for:

Loading and unloading
Waiting for a load
Maintenance and break downs (flat tire etc..)
Paper work
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Old 04-28-2007, 07:11 PM
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Professional OTR Drivers should be compensate for all the work for they do.
Here a list some Carriers don't pay there employees for:

Loading and unloading
Waiting for a load
Maintenance and break downs (flat tire etc..)
Paper work
Gridlock
Yep, and that's only part of it. The list of freebies goes on and on and on in that end of the biz. I never could quite understand why folks love giving away so much of their time/labor for zilch. But to each their own, I guess.
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Old 04-28-2007, 07:31 PM
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Opps I hit the submit button before I was done my Rant. O well you get the idea.

Driver need to fight back. We need to be aggressive like the companies like are.

We would have them by the balls if all company drivers stopped the driver training program for 6 months or more. Image the nice compensation package they would offer to keep the veteran drivers.
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Old 04-28-2007, 07:39 PM
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If you work with hhg miles, your crazy.

I get raped on a daily basis, there are times that I don't get to use vasiline.
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:54 PM
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Default Re: OTR Drivers deserve better PAY

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Yep, and that's only part of it. The list of freebies goes on and on and on in that end of the biz. I never could quite understand why folks love giving away so much of their time/labor for zilch. But to each their own, I guess.
For some, it's not a question of loving it, but having no alternative. I put in for tons of jobs. I figured after 10 years I would be in a great position to cherry pick where I went after I got laid off, but it isn't so. I went through so much shit to find another comparatively good job it's not even funny.

Mostly the phone just didn't ring.

I held out as long as I could, and here I am back to grabbing my ankles. Even on a day when I'm really getting screwed out of time, I still make anywhere between twice and four times as much as I could get doing anything else that's actually available to me as a real choice.

I have a college degree, good grades, a book credit, a list of professional references from all over the globe.

This economy is a steaming dog turd.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:42 PM
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This economy is a steaming dog turd.
Hear, hear...

Outsourcing is outta control :!:

I've had 2 finance jobs moved to India in the last 5 years...

At least these companies can't pull freight via India...although maybe dispatchers will eventually be located there. :roll:
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:06 PM
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If you work with hhg miles, your crazy.

I get raped on a daily basis, there are times that I don't get to use vasiline.
I work with HHG miles.



But, then again, I'm in HHG. :wink:
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:36 PM
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Outsourcing is outta control :!:
I'll drink to that one too. I got outsourced in the trucking industry, sort of. My old company still sells stuff, and trucks are still hauling it, just not their trucks.
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I've had 2 finance jobs moved to India in the last 5 years...
The job I felt like I was going to get involved interfacing with the outsourced branch of operations in India. My international collaborative experience made me feel like a shoe-in for that one.

Apparently not.

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companies can't pull freight via India
That's always been my thinking too, but these days I can't say I really believe this business is immune from the effects of the economy either.

I watched our old product line go from 90% American to 90% imports to 100% imports, and kept thinking that even while all my friends in the factories were out of a job, at least I still had something to haul.

Now look at me. They still have something to haul, but I'm not hauling it anymore. Meanwhile I got out of the really rocky furniture industry and now I'm on the path to True Stability.

I've got a pretty sweet dedicated run that gets me home every night for a few hours, and off most weekends. It's turning out OK now that I'm getting through the culture shock issues.

My future is secure now, and everything is roses and peach ice cream, and I'm going to live happily ever after.

As long as the American auto industry doesn't go into the toilet.

Sigh.

The writing's already on this wall too, unless this supply chain retools and starts servicing Toyota or something.

I'm trying to make sure I don't wind up in the same bind as last time. There's nothing I can realistically do to improve my odds of getting some other kind of job, and I can't afford to move, so I'm trying to work it out where I can live with a 60% pay cut when this all dries up.

And in the meantime, yes, I'm looking for the new Qualcomm Ultra to be rigged up so a nice little lady in Bangalore can drive five 18-wheelers by remote control for $50 a week.
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Old 04-29-2007, 12:01 AM
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Default Re: OTR Drivers deserve better PAY

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Originally Posted by johnnylightning
Professional OTR Drivers should be compensate for all the work for they do.
Here a list some Carriers don't pay there employees for:

Loading and unloading I dont do either.
Waiting for a load Surfing the net, taking a nap
Maintenance and break downs (flat tire etc..)See above
Paper work Pay me for the 10 mins it takes to do paperwork?.

Gridlock Why should you be paid for sitting in a traffic jam? Its no more your fault than it is the company you work for.

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Old 04-29-2007, 12:22 AM
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If you guys really want to know why your are not paid for all of your time check out the post above this one. To many "trucking is what you make of it" and "it's a lifestyle" apologists in the industry.
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