I am going to have a premier video on June 21 at 2pm EST of a new product that was sent to me. I have never done a premier video so we can see how it works together. This is a night vision camera system from Lanmodo and the darker the street is the better it works! I was skeptical but I tried it and it does work so I hope you will come over and check out the premier video and we can chat live before and while it plays.
There will also be a discount code in the description for you to use.
I am looking for trucking companies that are still paying HHG miles. If you know of one that can be verified either on their website or in their ads, would you send it to me?
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The DAC report run now by HireRight is the bane of the trucking industry. This report is sort of a credit report and insider background check on drivers. In theory it works so that the new company can see a snapshot of what really happened to you in your last jobs. Kind of like a CarFax of drivers, a DriverFax. Unfortunately, it does not work that way. Companies use this against drivers that they don't like and there is little a driver can do to change it. For example, a company puts on there that you abandoned a truck. Hardly any company will hire you after that but what can you do? First, follow this LINK and request a copy of your report. I think you should do this before you look for a job and maybe every 2 years or so to make sure it is accurate. Then, if it is inaccurate you can dispute it but from what I am hearing from drivers, HireRight is not all that interested in removing things even if they are not accurate. I had a driver write to me with a blemish on his DAC from a company that he never even worked for. HireRight was no help. Have you gotten anything removed from your DAC? I would like to hear your story. There seems to be little oversight and no one really is making an effort to clean up the industry. Really what should happen is companies who post things that are not accurate should face huge sanctions. How do you prove something didn't happen like a truck abandonment? I don't know. Take pictures of your truck when you quit of it sitting on the company property. Get a receipt for the truck from someone at the company. Have them acknowledge to you in writing like a text or email that you dropped the truck off properly. They still can put things on your DAC but at least you can show your side. Always CYA.
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Through Sept 9, the FMCSA is taking public comments on Detention in the Trucking Industry. Do you have anything to say about that? You should. During the HOS comments only 5000 drivers left a comment. Why? There should be 500000 comments. Anyway, they want to know about detention, how long is too long, when should detention start and several other things. You can get all the questions and instructions on how to leave you comments HERE. Please be respectful as I am sure other types of comments are ignored.
The real problem isn't with detention, it is with pay. If truck drivers were paid for all of their time detention would be less of a problem. First, drivers would not mind near as much sitting if they were getting paid. Plus, their company would have every incentive to get them out of there and get them moving. Right now no one cares because it is not costing anyone anything. This is what needs to end. Drivers need to stop sitting for free and start getting paid what they are worth. You get what you will accept so stop accepting nothing and demand to be paid for your time. Don't let companies use you without compensation. I also did a video about this. It is somewhat noisy and I am looking into a better outdoor microphone so bear with me. The info is still there.
Leave you comment and be sure to tell the FMCSA that truck drivers should get paid for all of our time, just like every other employee in America.
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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.