Originally Posted by Spider
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 .........
QFT thx Spider ....
Originally Posted by cutthemdown
OK I'm not sure how Canadians get treated though. They way I see it you just pull over and inspect the Mexican trucks you see and handle biz if they aren't up to snuff.
For sure a bunch of accidents involving unsafe Mexican truckers would bother me and probably change my mind but everywhere you read there is a shortage of truckers.
Besides if people don't think there are thousands of illegals driving trucks in the USA right now you are crazy.
I'm no trucker though so for sure Spider is the authority on this. Sounds to me like he doesn't think this is some huge issue for the country. Am I wrong about that Spider?
I have been told by my father and spider it aint that big of deal ... I even thought it was when i first heard about it ... was BIG TIME worried ... i went and ask dad is this BAD
he thought i was a tool for asking and didn't understand what i was talking about and have been listening to people talk who also was clueless and i didn't understand how it has been for years and that it is just leveling the playing field and will be helpful to trucking ...