"The more we travel, the more I get used to being a long way from home yet knowing exactly what's around the bend" -- and George gets used to repeated road sign sing-alongs...
It's not the really good dispatchers causing truckers to stick around -- it's those who embody the "dispatcher brains" slang making them leave. And: A bet on a light load for one driver after a blowout...
Western Star announces frame rail-mounted vertical exhaust stack for 4700s, Progressive refreshes its LED packaging and more.
A four-wheeler's salute to the "gentle giants" of the highway -- "I know that each and every driver endures a lot, whether it is bad weather or bad drivers, to name just two, to keep the rest of us safe."
Have any of the industry’s good intentions (longer retention, improved safety) with predictive analytics had effects that drivers would consider not so good?
"I was mesmerized and developed an insatiable need to go to J&R in Statesville. I pulled it up on my phone -- it looked like the parking lot was huge, so I assumed they'd let trucks park...."
Though any FLSA reform wouldn't apply directly to owner-operators, some have made the argument that improved pay conditions for company drivers and corresponding rate-dynamics changes would filter positively throughout the industry.
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