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Category Archives: Driver Wages

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

ATA counting on driver apathy to get Anti-Trucker bill passed

Mar
14,
2017
3

URGENT:   STOP New Legislation-Truck Driver Wages at Risk!! STATES RIGHTS at RISK.                           We have reason to believe The American Trucking Association is counting on drivers to focus … Continue reading

Judge grants class certification against C.R. England Student-Truck Lease Lawsuit

Feb
14,
2017
1

For many years I’ve been writing and warning new drivers not to be lured by company truck Lease Purchase programs.  Most veteran drivers know that  carrier Lease Agreements are meant for the company to be profitable and the driver to … Continue reading

Congressional Law could further hurt driver wages IF no action is taken

Jan
19,
2017
1

InfoGraphic explains how upcoming Congressional Law could further hurt driver wages IF drivers and government officials do not take action… VOTE NO on anti-trucker provision to be introduced in THUD or Infrastructure bill of 2017. Drivers! Call your Reps and … Continue reading

ATA wants Federal Laws- Truckers Say NO! Give states the power

Jan
9,
2017
5

Say No to additional Federal Laws used to preempt  State Labor Laws There are many concerns for drivers in 2017.  According to surveys, both from Overdrive and ATRI, on top of the list are the concerns for ELD and Hours … Continue reading

The Truth about Meal and Rest Breaks for Intrastate drivers

Nov
23,
2016
4

 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
1

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

ELD’s DO NOT prevent truckers from working more than 70 hrs/wk

May
17,
2016
2

  ELD’s DO NOT keep truckers from working more that 70 hours/week Has the General Public and Safety Advocacy Groups been Duped? THE BIG LIE: ELD’s keep drivers from working more that 70 hours/week and thus have the ability to … Continue reading

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