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Category Archives: Driver Wages

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

Jan
19,
2017
3

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

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

Jan
9,
2017
12

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

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The Truth about Meal and Rest Breaks for Intrastate drivers

Nov
23,
2016
6

 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 the … Continue reading

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

Oct
28,
2016
8

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
3

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
3

  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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