Averitt | K Town starts Shuttle ELogs...

Iceman

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A half dozen or so of us have been chosen to start e logs next week, myself included. Reality has set in, I figure I spend a little over 40 hours a year paper logging, so I do look forward to that being a thing of the past.
 
I so don't miss this dog and pony show of E-logging. I also don't miss trucking nor Averitt Express.

The trucking industry is in deep sh*t when it comes to drivers. Regulation such as this Elog nonsense. Between this; just another over regulation by government officials that don't know 5th gear from 5th wheel, who the hell wants to put themselves in this cesspool?

The industry doesn't want to pay it's drivers what they are worth given the crap they have to deal with. Never ending DOT physicals, roadside inspections, drivers and their endless in-vehicle distractions, cut-times, weather, working nights, drug screens, alcohol tests along with other harassments makes experienced drivers like myself say screw it. Not worth it.

Then there are endless ads trying to coerce drivers to come to work at endless companies saying that top pay of $0.42 a mile is top of the industry. What absolute fools they are. I wouldn't get out of bed for that. How many youngsters want to go through the BS involved to earn a paltry wage? Not many and therein lies the problem for the shortage that is getting worse every day.

Back in the 70's when I got into trucking it was a great job, a fun job...but not anymore. I despise the industry I once loved and am so glad to NOT be a part of it. 40 years was more than enough.

Happy Festivus Eve!!
 
I so don't miss this dog and pony show of E-logging. I also don't miss trucking nor Averitt Express.

The trucking industry is in deep sh*t when it comes to drivers. Regulation such as this Elog nonsense. Between this; just another over regulation by government officials that don't know 5th gear from 5th wheel, who the hell wants to put themselves in this cesspool?

The industry doesn't want to pay it's drivers what they are worth given the crap they have to deal with. Never ending DOT physicals, roadside inspections, drivers and their endless in-vehicle distractions, cut-times, weather, working nights, drug screens, alcohol tests along with other harassments makes experienced drivers like myself say screw it. Not worth it.

Then there are endless ads trying to coerce drivers to come to work at endless companies saying that top pay of $0.42 a mile is top of the industry. What absolute fools they are. I wouldn't get out of bed for that. How many youngsters want to go through the BS involved to earn a paltry wage? Not many and therein lies the problem for the shortage that is getting worse every day.

Back in the 70's when I got into trucking it was a great job, a fun job...but not anymore. I despise the industry I once loved and am so glad to NOT be a part of it. 40 years was more than enough.

Happy Festivus Eve!!
If everyone was organized,like in the seventies there would be no problems.But everyone is out for the selves.I started before deregulation,It was a good paying job ,Not anymore.
 
If everyone was organized,like in the seventies there would be no problems.But everyone is out for the selves.I started before deregulation,It was a good paying job ,Not anymore.
Same here roadboss. The over regulation and government involvement in the trucking industry as well as every other industry is stifling.
The 70's was a good time for trucking. Now, the driver is treated as though he is in kindergarten that cannot do anything on his own. These E-logs and cameras are the big brother effect.

Some companies (and maybe AE already) have cameras to record the driver as he sits in the cab. I will NEVER drive a truck for any company that can monitor any cell phone conversation, via their camera and audio recording, that I have with anyone.
 
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