Originally Posted by kappys
Typical. Can't find worker's to take lower wages so better to critisize the whole lot of them as lazy, shiftless, no good trash.
There is no entitlement to cheap labor in this country.
Cut TD some slack , he was raised by an old school trucker , even more old schooled then me , Back in the day we got paid damn good , but it was on us to service our own trucks , adjust our brakes , change filters etc ....... Now days alot of drivers consider it hard ass work to get out and open their own trailer doors ..... Back in the day we used to be some bad ass people , unload our own trailers , change our own tires ( those damn things are heavy)No power steering , 2 gear shifts 4&5 marriage boxes were popular , can you imagine shifting 20 times , just to get to speed limit ? and we wanted ot do these things cause it is our lives going down the road , we wanted everything done right , on the same hand we demanded some high pay ....... Sad to say now days you got fat asses , that feel they deserve 40 cents a mile cause they managed to keep all 18 tires on the ground and didnt kill anyone .......I wont touch a steering wheel for anything under 20.00 per hour , but you also get someone that will do his own work saving you shop cost .........