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Category Archives: Driver Wages

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

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

Oct
28,
2016
6

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

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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

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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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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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Driver Productivity Increases as Wages Plummet

May
11,
2016
5

Driver Productivity Increases as Wages Plummet INSULT TO INJURY REGARDING PRODUCTIVITY!   The contemporary economic theory that “enhancing ones’ productivity, enhances ones’ value”, is the path to ones’ enhanced prosperity. Evidently, todays’ truckload driver is the exception to the rule. … Continue reading

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Senator Boxer urges Appropriations Committee not to add “Denham Language” in THUD

Apr
15,
2016
3

Driver Wages continue to be attacked-  Provisions to overturn state laws designed to protect truckers began to first appear in the 2015 Highway bill- FAST ACT–  The provision, slipped in at the 11th hour, was called the Denahm Amendment. There … Continue reading

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Is the ATA the voice for truck drivers?

Feb
24,
2016
5

There has recently been a strong divide going on within the trucking industry, one that could forever change the future for professional CDL truck driver wages. The ATA insists they are looking out for truckers as they attempt to convince … Continue reading

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Truth behind trucker wage theft and FAA bill Section 611

Feb
18,
2016
4

Trucking management/American Trucking Assoc., an organization that claims to speak for the American Trucking Industry that does not have one truck driver member and furthermore claims a membership of about 36,000 members. Many of these members are manufacturing OEMs, distributors, … Continue reading

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ATA urges TIC to include provision in AIRR Act keeping trucker wages low

Feb
10,
2016
9

There they go again! It seems large motor carriers will do just about anything not to be accountable for paying significantly low truck driver wages,  then taking measures to assure these low wages can not be overruled! All this, while … Continue reading

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