What are the big companies doing to you company drivers, or those owner operators leased to the big companies? Let us know what they have told you, if anything.
I heard that TMC told their drivers if they did not work, they did not have a job. This was told to me by one of my drivers today at a mill. They love and care about the safety for their drivers.What are the big companies doing to you company drivers, or those owner operators leased to the big companies? Let us know what they have told you, if anything.
They ain't said a thing to me. They know they will have a hard time finding trucks as well maintained as mine and a driver with the experience and track record that i have for getting my loads in on time if not early.
I work for Landstar but own my truck and trailer and then i have another truck and trailer leased out to the same company. I told them i was shouting them both down and my boss said well would you reconsider just till after your drop the load you have and let the driver thats running your truck drop what he has, i said not a chance and all he said was OK then I guess we will just go with it if you feel that strongly about it.
I think i am going to leave them parked for a few days, let em feel the squeeze like we feel.
Oh i understand what your saying. when i am not trucking i am a consumer and i have to gas my pickup and buy food for the home as well as animal feed and the like, so i understand exactley where your coming from.It isn't only the truckers that are feeling the squeeze, the population is being raped by high gas prices, high food prices, high health care cost, high Insurance rates and the cost of everything else. This is what this Republican admin has done to America is the past eight years. So truckers, we feel for you and at the same time please feel for us. Seen on C-Span where big oil profits were 125 Billion dollars, so what does that tell you. Congress had called the Executives in from Exon, Shell, Cheveron, etc! and put on a big show about high oil prices. It was rather comical to see these crooked politicians trying to pacify the public by supposedly grilling the Executives.
We pull for Landstar and LOVE them. We have ONE broker that we deal with and he is one of the best I've ever seen. Sadly thats not always the case. We aren't leased, so that makes a difference as well.I too am leased to landstar and i have been home for 4 weeks they have never said a word to me,but then again they never talk to me any how
We need to see if these companies are subsidized in any way. If they are slam them with bad publicity. Let the public know it is their tax dollars that are keeping these companies running and look for substandard wages, working conditions, late or unpaid debts they have.[/quote
I heard alot of them r, I would look into the one's who have fuel a dollar or more less then what's at the pumps..........
Who does Gov. work................
should be public record.............