Nanny-cams

Discussion in 'Saia' started by PistonRing83, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. rambler34

    rambler34 New Member

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    I would take this with a grain of salt. A competing company down talking a competitors product in an attempt to drive sales of their product.

    Honestly I don't think this is worth complaining about. The reality is the government will wind up mandating this at some point after a big accident hits the news or insurance companie will force the issue.
     
  2. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    I agree with everything you said here, the only problem is that we don't live in that society anymore. If it were still 1958 and "old school" was still considered "current school" this would be a no-brainer. But we have management that knows nothing of trucking, a good number of drivers that aren't made like they used to make 'em, and a lazy litigious society looking to score a quick and easy buck. There's no good answer to this equation I'm afraid...
     
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  3. Guesswho2018

    Guesswho2018 New Member

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    I thought i would look up why Airline pilots do not have cameras in the cockpit. The answer was, no one should watch a person die on video.

    So here is what i want hear.
    If the drive cams are so important. When there is an accident that kills a driver. And it will happen. Every Saia upper managment that agreed with having cams should have to watch that video. Not lay it off on the saftey department. But look at the handy work that they have used to mico manage their employees.

    Most of the reason, for me anyway, to love trucking was to have a job with no one looking over my shoulder every minute. Give me a job to do and the tools and equipment to do that job and let me figure out how to do it better than the next guy.
    I hope Saia gets everything they deserve. As with a lot of things
    "Be carefull what you wish for, because you just might get it"

    These is a Cosmic give and take in this world and to me, Saia is doing a lot of taking and not much giving.
    When i add that up in my head... sounds like nothing but bad luck.
     
  4. bigbuck

    bigbuck Active Member

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    Friendly suggestion, and I'm speaking from experience...

    Seriously look into buying your own truck and being an Owner/Operator. You pay yourself, and your income is a direct correlation to how willing you are to work. Get on the healthcare exchange and get a nice policy for about $150/month.

    This is a big step and isn't for everyone. But I took this leap and haven't looked back. Now I have 4 trucks and employees in less than 3 years. There is so much freight to haul it is insane. Look into it. A brand new truck is not that much money if you are willing to work.
     
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  5. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    Really??? Kind of a sick spin on this topic. You act as if these cameras watch you 24/7 .... I rarely trigger them so for the most part I'm never watched. I do my job and I'm left alone. SAIA NOT GIVING MUCH??? I can take home over a $1000 a week if I want. Do you even work here? As long as I'm getting paid the kind of money I do they could watch me all day. I work to get paid and brother I get paid good. Most knocked on SAIA's door. Not the other way around. If guys don't like the terms they are free to leave. Buy your own truck like Buck suggest and run things the way you want. That would be your right. SAIA HAS THE RIGHT TO RUN THINGS THE WAY THEY WANT !! Take it or leave it.
     
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  6. chiz2003

    chiz2003 New Member

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    Buck do you have your own authority or leased to a company?
     
  7. bigbuck

    bigbuck Active Member

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    My own authority. Went around to several companies in my area and gave them my card and credentials. Phone ringing constantly.
     
  8. chiz2003

    chiz2003 New Member

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    That is the way I am going to go if I do it again. I had 10 trucks leased to a company before coming to Saia. Just waiting on rates to come up, and not sure i want to do it again. It is a lot of work. This Saia gig is the easiest job I have had in my life, but these cameras and ridiculous rules have me thinking about it.
     
  9. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to hang in there till first of year, then I'm gone. or maybe cams fire me and I draw unemployment till first of year.
     
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  10. othertrucker2001

    othertrucker2001 Professional Flummoxer

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    When you get to old to adapt, you've gotten to old to learn. If you're too old to learn, you're not much good to anyone.
     
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