In light of the Canadian convoy there have been dozens of groups popping up on FB and all over wanting to organize the same in the United States. The problem is they are not of one mind. Going through some of them their "demands" are quite different. Some that are great and some that are downright kooky. Crazy far out demands are just going to get you label as a weirdo. Having a spokesman that looks like he just emerged from 25 years living in a cave is not going to help the cause. I started the United Federation of Commercial Drivers so we would have one voice and all under one banner. I have a bill of rights there that covers all drivers. If all these groups do not come together at one place and speak together they will not accomplish their goals. This is actually part of the problem in Canada. I have watched and their list of grievances is growing. You need to have that nailed down BEFORE the negotiation. Adding things later does no one any good. I have written to a few of these groups with no response. If you know leaders there put them in touch with me. I would like to see this happen but heck, I have already seen at least 4 different convoy routes posted. Real change can come but we must come together to do it. If you haven't done so please join the private FB group of the UFCD and consider joining as a member. If we can grow this bigger we will get official 501 status but that can only happen if people join. Simply complaining has gotten us no where, as we see.
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.