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About: Pat Hockaday

Pat Hockaday aka "JoJo" is a veteran driver, owner operator, and truck driver advocate. He advocates for fair wages on JoJo's paper, http://www.truckersunited.org/introduction.html, via his TruckersUnited.org website. A Drivers Pay should be based on Time and Experience, NOT Pieces Produced. What methods could be used to pay the Drivers for their time and experience while truly promoting Safety on the Roadway? He believes a Salaried Pay Method Must Be Established and Made Into Law to Ensure The Safety and Security Of ALL! "We Drivers, Working Together and Working Through Divers Associations, HAVE The POWER to Accomplish These Goals"

More Flexibility or Higher Wages for Truck Drivers?

Mar
21,
2017
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More Flexibility or Higher Wages for Truck Drivers? Dr. Michael Belzer, an economist, recently told me that if Drivers wages increased 20%, the price of goods on the shelf would only increase about one half of 1%. That’s .50 cents … Continue reading

Self insurance in the competitive trucking market

Mar
20,
2017
3

Self Insurance. The Deck is Stacked in Trucking I got a phone call from Tilden Curl earlier. It seems that Bloomberg News has become aware of his paper calling for the elimination of a carriers ability to self insure. This … Continue reading

The Truth about Meal and Rest Breaks for Intrastate drivers

Nov
23,
2016
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 The Truth about Meal and Rest Breaks for Intrastate drivers- Concerning Meal and Rest Breaks for Intrastate Drivers     Driver Wages continue to be attacked-  Provisions to overturn state laws designed to protect truckers began to first appear in … Continue reading

The more unpaid hours you work, the less valued you are

Oct
28,
2016
5

We have been enduring a Driver shortage for 30yrs now that I am aware of. We have also seen 100% turnover rates for as long as I can remember! Could it be that the Drivers shortage is a profitable business … Continue reading

Governed by the Clock- Paid by the Clock

Aug
14,
2016
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Governed by the Clock- Paid by the Clock If Employee Drivers wages go up, the rest of us will benefit with a higher labor rate. Trucker Wages- A misleading fact is that since company truckers are only paid when producing … Continue reading

ELD Mandate DOES affect ALL drivers

Jul
5,
2016
2

The ELD Mandate Appears to Affect Only the Few BUT Actually Affects US ALL!! Concerning ELD’s and OOIDA’s court battle against the FMCSA, I think we need to break things down to better understand the nature of the issue. ANALYSIS: … Continue reading

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