Trucking Answers | Variant Turnover rate | 396.11 discussion | STAA | A Reason we are not on Mars | #106



In this gastronomical delight I discuss the turnover rate at Variant Trucking who is part of US Xpress.  What the heck?  Also, some advice as we discuss 396.11.  What it means to you and the motor carrier.  The STAA Whistleblower act comes in to play here as well.  How can you get your equipment fixed?  Can you be forced to run over hours?  A Reason we are not on Mars.

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Trucking Answers | Stand up for something | A reason we are not on Mars | #106



This world beating episode is chock full of items.  I recount some of the things going on and ask people to stand up for something.  The AB5 protesters went home with their tail between their legs and I am disappointed for sure.  They had the ports shut down, what happened?  If you are going to make a change you are going to have to ruffle some feathers.  The court told them to stop.  Who cares?  Take a stand for something at your company or expect to be walked all over by them.  The Toyota BZ4X is back in the news and is being bought back.  A Reason we are not on Mars.

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Trucking Answers | Life Updates | A Reason we are not on Mars | #105



In an Earth shattering episode I discuss why there might not be as many episodes as there have been lately.  Also, some automotive news.  Ford wants to test a vehicle with no controls on public roads.  A Reason we are not on Mars.

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Trucking Answers | CRST setback | Turo | A Reason we are not on Mars | #104



In a McDonaldland Playplace filled lunch break I talk about a McDonald’s manager who is mad that no one shows up.  Same problem in trucking.  Also, CRST suffers a setback in a case that has been going on for 5 years.  The Department of Justice has issued a letter saying that in their opinion what CRST is doing is per se illegal.  What CRST trucking does is basically black ball drivers out of the industry by not allowing them to work for other carriers.  I knew this wasn’t right now I feel vindicated.  I talk about the pitfalls of Turo, UBER, LYFT and any other way you can use your car for business purposes.  A Reason we are not on Mars from Nevada.

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Trucking Answers | Mileage vs Hourly pay: Which is better? | #103



In a mile marker extravaganza I discuss mileage pay vs hourly pay.  I will tell you why being paid by the hour plus overtime is the only way to get fairly compensated if you are an employee.  Over the years truck drivers have been conditioned to accept mileage pay as a way of life but you don’t have to.  I dispel the myth that people paid by the hour are lazy.  It amazes me that when people ask to simply be paid for their time at work they are looked down upon.  As an employee you are taking my time and I expect to get paid for it.  I also talk about how to figure your hourly pay for your time.

 

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Trucking Answers | Brink’s Truck | Cars are cute | A Reason we are not on Mars | #102



In a Peterson Automotive Museum worthy restoration we discuss the recent robbery of jewelry from a Brink’s truck in California.  I don’t know if they were wearing a mask but I sure hope so.  Better to be safe than sorry when robbing a truck.  Also, cars are cute but you shouldn’t be in charge of buying one if you think that.  One owner means nothing when buying a used car.  A reason we are not on Mars.  The weather on Mars.

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Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #101



In an I Want My MTV spectacular I discuss marriage equality!  Brilliant.  The American Trucking Association has a Women in Motion thing going.  Why is that not a good idea?  Discrimination.  Is old school trucking better?  Yes and no for sure.  The Driveri driver cam is here from Netradyne and it is going to give you a gold star.  SERIOUSLY.  You will coached BY THE CAMERA.  No wonder drivers are quitting trucking.  VinFast is bringing Vietnamese cars to the US.  Not really bring them as much as making them here in the US.  A Reason we are not on Mars.

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Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #100



In a century of excellence episode I discuss the recent KLLM purchase of Quest Trucking.  I also did a YouTube video about this.  Some current events are up as well like the 10 year old from Ohio in the news.  What do we do with the attacker?  Walmart buys Canoo vans.  A Reason we are not on Mars.

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Trucking Answers | AB5 Protest | KLLM buys Quest | Quick Blast | #99



In a 2-minute wonder episode I discuss KLLM buying Quest.  I am sorry about that for all of the Quest drivers.  Also, drivers in California protest AB5 so they can keep their jobs that don’t pay anything?  What?  How is that brilliant?

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Trucking Answers | Trucking News | Automotive | A Reason we are not on Mars | #98



In another mind-bending episode I discuss the Uvalde shooting and other issues.  In Chicago an 11 year old carjacks a lady with a gun?  What?  A 73 year old is beaten to death with a road cone by kids as young as 10?  What is happening? We discuss Mrs. Jill Biden and breakfast taco land that she lives in.  The George Washington bridge is now cashless.  About time.  Long lines still happen.  Car dealers are buying new cars and immediately selling them for a profit to avoid getting in trouble from the manufacturer.  Brilliant. Some Canadians EH are mad that they can’t park in a private lot anymore after trashing it like truckers do.  They trashed it like a rock star with empty poutine wrappers.  A Reason we are not on Mars.

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