Next time you stop after a hard day’s run at your favorite diner, you may want to think again before ordering that chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy! The trucking industry just keeps on changing, and now . . . it is going to tell the professional drivers what they should weigh, and if they just happen to tip the scales a little too heavy, then it’s “no truck driving job for you.” Isn’t Government great?
Truck driving jobs will now be considered for those interested, by more certain types of criteria. One of them being the Body Mass Index or BMI. We told you it was coming and it has arrived. Prime, Inc. shows the new BMI rule for new hire on their site for their qualifications. If your BMI is over 39, then you can forget about driving for Prime. This is just the beginning. Just for fun, check to see how your BMI would hold up? Isn’t this great?
Furthermore, I want to reiterate that more “changes” will be coming to the trucking industry. How far away it is, I will not determine, but it’s coming . . . when we open the Mexico border and allow thousands of their trucks to run across America, watch as a wide-spread deduction of truck driver wages will eventually take hold. Trucking companies will sooner or later be able to save millions of dollars in wages, by dropping the American driver at .38 CPM and more, and grab hold of these in-coming drivers from across the border who would think they were in Heaven earning .22 cents per mile!
You know, in my opinion . . . when I think about it . . . our neighbors to the South seem to have a better BMI rating than the overall American average?
Just a thought . . .
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