Long Breakdown Update
I recently did a video about a driver that wrote to me about a long breakdown he had and his inability to get paid for that time.
sWell, I have an update about it. I asked the driver about what is in writing with the company, like what is in the driver's manual. He sent the page from it and it shows you will get paid $100 a day after the first day and for up to 2 days total. So, he is due $200 and that is what they are offering him. I find this all the time. Most companies do actually pay what they say they will pay. Now, we may think they should pay more but this driver is getting what they said they would pay. I think he should look for other employment and not accept this kind of pay in the future. I would tell them it will cost them more to hire someone else instead of paying me. They may fire you on the spot for this so get ready. The moral of the story is to not work at a place that is not willing to pay you for your time. This driver was down for 14 days, yes 2 weeks and is getting $200. This same company complains about the driver shortage. Of course! Who wants to tolerate that kind of pay?
Are you a driver who is a RESIDENT of Illinois and has a driver facing dash cam? You can work for any trucking company as long as you at least go through Illinois from time to time. There is a law firm interested in talking to you. NO obligation and they don't collect money unless they win. You MAY be entitled to compensation from the Illinois BIPA statute. Write to me and I will let you know how to proceed.
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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.