10 MPH on the Interstate?
In another apparent protest, a couple dozen truckers were seen rolling at 10 MPH on a California interstate. What? Yes. More Owner protesting low rates. People say "we have to do something" but in fact you have to do the right thing. Rolling at 10 on the big road is ridiculous and very dangerous. No one expects you to be going 10 and I would say any accident is your fault. Blocking traffic is not going to help rates. Look, let me explain the free market to these "truck drivers". I have to put that in quotes because a professional would not risk others lives purposely on the road. NO ONE IS BUYING ANYTHING. Simple, right? So, the same number of trucks are on the road and hardly and freight needs to be moved. LOW RATES. Amazing how that works, isn't it? What can the general public do? Nothing. I doubt you will get much sympathy from the public when a record number of people are laid off and can't pay their own bills. Stop being immature and irresponsible. You started a business that now might fail. That is the reality of what is happening right now. Also, what do you want the government to do about it? Rates are not set by the government. Maybe the rate per mile should be set at say, $1.25 to the truck. Fair? I doubt many would like that. If you want the government to set rates move to Russia. This is the free market at work. It is the FREE part of FREEDOM.
See you on the road!
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Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.