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Old 05-17-2018, 01:31 PM
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Default 45k Poverty?

45k is like 800 a week, that's a whole bunch better than 300. I think that's what he was saying. Sure there's more to make, but 45k is livable, 300 is not.
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Old 11-14-2018, 05:19 PM
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Exclamation Theoretical change for our industry...

...According to a recent developement...

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Court rules that truckers must be paid minimum wage — even when they’re not driving


A federal court ruling that took place in Arkansas late last month could totally transform the way that truck drivers are paid.

...the court has upheld the notion that truck drivers ought to be paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 for sixteen hours per day — meaning all of the time spent in the truck except for eight hours of sleep. The court’s ruling indicates that time spent in the sleeper berth could count as work, even if that time is considered to be “off-duty.”
https://cdllife.com/2018/court-rules...iving/?src=ltl

CHEERS!!
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:31 AM
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I am exactly in your boat. i will take my roadtest tomorrow and will be on my way with the company I choose on Nov 1. I had at least 4 pre-hires. I believe these companies are looking for people that want to do the job. I will go w/ my trainer, keep my mouth shut, learn all i can learn while I am with him. I think you will need as much experience as possible before your assigned your own vehicle. i can't believe a new driver to the industry would would have a list of demands. i hope when i get enough experience I will be able to help anyone that needs it....
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Old 01-03-2020, 03:56 PM
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It's a fine line you will skate as a driver today and we definitely don't live in a perfect world. Unfortunately, some companies or dispatchers might look at it as an opportunity to take advantage of a driver because they know the driver's choices are limited. But by and large, those will be the exception to the rule. Understand the flip side to that, though. The company hired you to do a job. If it doesn't violate rules or laws, then do the job they hired you to do. If you don't like it, there's always buying your own truck.[/QUOTE]

What an awesome post. A great reminder as well. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-03-2020, 12:44 PM
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to u all night driven beats day driving hands down,and ,when u go asking for a job U DONT DEMAND ANYTHING u just take it as it is and if it does not fit you ,well move on and dont be a b.... about it,period.
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:25 AM
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Default Good loads

I've got flatbed loads weighing 44,000 going from dallas to georgia paying $1200 contact me at (626) 644-5172 !
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Old 03-31-2020, 03:53 PM
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Good post TF. I am hopeful that this slowdown will help us to get rid of some of the bad drivers we have been plagued for so many years. I am glad to hear that some of the larger carriers are becoming more selective in their hiring process. The only way to raise the standards is to hire better people. Making demands of a potential employer has never worked. Employers see someone coming into their organization who starts out making demands as someone they can do without. I am also glad to hear about the pet policies changing. I have never felt that having a pet in a truck was a good idea.I think we are just seeing the beginning of major changes in this industry. I expect to hear of many more carriers who will close the doors. Those who have a good job should do what they can to keep it. While there may still be plenty of driving jobs available, I see more competition ahead as more carriers close their doors.
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