Late night TV host Seth Meyers recently posted this video to YouTube called “The Check In: Trump and Trucking”.
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However, we would like to know what our readers think in our comment section provided below.
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Most of us drivers contract and owner ops don’t need a 30 min break. We rarely drive 8 hours without stopping somewhere. A 30 min break is good fashioned around company drivers and unions. We just just want to get our day done and go get food or go home. Even in a drop and hook situation its takes an hour to get it done. Some of us aren’t milking the clock and view this as a another forced rule brought on by the Obama admin.
what i hate the most is that most of these truckers are either idiots, retards and have been brain ewashed by the liberal democrat media that i hate so much, because all of these changes in trucking were passed under obama, but they all blame Trump, the E-log mandate was passed under Obama and by the way he tried to repeal it but the stupid ass ignorant liberral piece of shit democrats opposed it, so stop being idiots in blaming Trump when in fact everything being implemented is in the mandate. so get the courage and stop being crying babies and blame the right person, OBAMA
The only best I have had with the the new tax laws was the loss of the deductions. It cost me over $2,000.00 last year. And the sorry excuse my Congressman gave me when I asked him. Well, no money will leave my wallet for his campaign. That was a huge mistake in an otherwise promise fulfilled first two years of being harassed by a bunch Trump hating lunatics.
You just don’t realize what he has done to the owner-operators in this country. I’m retired but still, help protest like Oct 3rd, 2019 we will be in DC on the National Mall Parked. We will be staging at the Fredericksburg Fair Grounds on the 2nd and going in after Midnight on the 3rd. We have gone downhill since the FMCSA has taken over. Too many regulations have been handed down. I don’t know how they will survive with the cheap fright and finds for being 10 minutes late to the receivers and having to pay lumpers is total BS. TRUMP needs to get behind the Driver, not the MEGA companies and The ATA He is just following the frigging money. We got his ass in once we can do the same again if he helps. Good to see the faces of my brothers and sisters in the interview.
The rates dropped because of a broker war when brokers started bidding on loads for 25% lower rates for instance a load that paid $1450 now they said they can get it hauled for $900 and when trucks aren’t willing to haul that load the shipper is so dumb they let the load sit and have loads get delivered days late waiting on that to happen! The brokers play the major part in rate drops!! The trade war didn’t help the trucking industry either but at some point the other countries had to held accountable! It will get better! Unless we elect a democrat president! Then we will loose everything we own! They will break us with their free give away of our tax dollars to illegals and worthless lazy ass folks!
I voted and support trump but he has been the worst president ever for trucking and regulations that are tailored and designed to put owner ops out of business and favor large mega carriers. example: mega carriers are calling for insurance minimum to go from 750k to 5 million. what this would do is cause our insurance compaines to double or even triple our rates from $1200 per month for 1 truck to 2600-3400 because of the increased risk the insurere faces. However it has no effect at all on mega carrier billion dollar trucking companies because guesss what they are self insured they dont buy insurance from progressive so they dont pay anything additional. now when our insruance doubles or triples and the rates to haul freight dont go up any at all then that means we will go bankrupt. large mega carriers can call up the fmcsa on the phone and bam they say where do you want us to bend over and how long. but when i call fmcsa and ask for a rule change to benefit me they say who are you I say joseph with xxxxcompany owner operatorxxx they say oh we dont hear calls of this type if you have an issue you should write your congressman. we have no say in anything the eld mandate was pushed by mega carriers and got passed because it benefits them the most and hurts ower operators do i really need the government to tell me when to go to bed at night and for how long some of us have different sleep patterns and want to nap for 3-4 hours during the day when traffic is heavily congested and then want to drive 3-4 hours at midnight to get through a city that has bad traffic. current rules dont allow us to do that because our clock will run out so were forced to drive in heavy traffic at peak times. if they change this we can have a lot of trucks pull off the road and sleep a couple hours untill trafic conditions improve which would be better for small cars people driving home from work by the way of which small cause far more accidents then truck.
Wish our President could deregulate the FMCSA as he has done for other companies
It is really getting hard to make it out here anymore,been trucking 42yrs now and it’s worse than I have ever seen it. Looking to hang it up at the end of this year because of it,been screwed over that ELD more times than not.