Is Everyone Aware The ATA Has Lobbied For "anti-trucker" Wages? Urgent!

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Scott K.'s Comment
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This FAA bill is scheduled to be voted on THIS MONTH. Truckers are urged to call the Govt. switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask their reps to REMOVE Anti-Trucker wage amendments.

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
OldRookie's Comment
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This FAA bill is scheduled to be voted on THIS MONTH. Truckers are urged to call the Govt. switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask their reps to REMOVE Anti-Trucker wage amendments.

The basis for your alarm has been discussed in other threads. Here we go again...

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Shiva's Comment
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This FAA bill is scheduled to be voted on THIS MONTH. Truckers are urged to call the Govt. switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask their reps to REMOVE Anti-Trucker wage amendments.

Yes, speaker Ryan has dreamt of this since he was going to kegger parties in college

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Is there a link to an article or just hearsay?

Bill F.'s Comment
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Please define anti trucker wage amendments.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Sambo's Comment
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I looked this up, the only thing I could find was legislation that was dating back to 2016.

The jist of it is, the ata did some studies and found that driver wages were on par for national median income, with average salary being about 46K, and top dedicated and specialized drivers earning up to 70K.

The bill amendment was basically set up to prevent states from prohibiting trucking companies not paying for any income that was not considered "piece work", which in our case is cpm. So, this would allow companies to not pay for extra things like detention, layover, pre trip/post trip etc...

Unless there is a newer piece of legislation on the table, this is what I found, and it was from last year.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Cold War Surplus's Comment
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It looks like the OP is talking about the Denham Amendment.

The main purpose of the amendment is to check efforts by individual states to set their own rules for HOS and pay. While it's nice to think that when you were in say, California you automatically got layover pay it would be a nightmare for OTR drivers and companies to keep all the rules straight. What if you had 3 hours of drive time by federal HOS rules, but had to pull over in Medford because you wouldn't have enough HOS to legally drive in California?

Of course, other bits get added, just like they do to any other bill. The worst thing I saw was a provision limiting drivers from being able to file class-action lawsuits against trucking companies. I can understand not forcing companies to work with 48 different state laws, but the class-action limitation just looks like a favor to Walmart.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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