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millionmiler24's Comment
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Patrick C.'s Comment
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Military contracts being exploited. Nothing new there. Government contracts with the lowest bidder. Yes, the employees of said organizations must be paid minimum wage and be offered benefits. The sub contractors of those contractors do not receive the same protection. There are certain companies that are well known government contract hogs. KBR (Kellog, Brown and Root), DynCorp, Raytheon, L3, AAFES and NEX to name a few. KBR, which was started by 3 retired military generals who used their contacts in Washington to gain military contracts, abuses the system often. In overseas operations they use non US citizens since they are not afforded the same protections.

What does AAFES stand for? Always And Forever Exploiting Soldiers. Just a little joke. It actually stands for Army Air Force Exchange Services.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bill F.'s Comment
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This same old crap about mean old corporations forcing people to sign contracts and enter into agreements they do not understand and cannot afford. These drivers had to get new rigs as their old ones did not meet new environmental standards enacted by California. These drivers entered into lease agreements without a clue. These drivers defaulted on their lease agreement and lost money and jobs. These drivers are now suing, aided and abetted by idiots, like Elizabeth Warren and socialist Bernie Sanders.

There is no such thing as predatory lending in a legal truck lease. There are however bad deals to which ignorant people agree. They should be suing themselves for stupidity.

"That year, a new California environmental law required trucking companies serving state ports to replace old trucks with new, cleaner rigs. To avoid the cost, many companies pushed their independent drivers into lease-to-own contracts that they didn’t understand and could not afford."

"In a 2015 court case, Konoike-Pacific driver Jose Mairena said the company required him to sign a contract without translating it, knowing he couldn’t speak English. He quickly found himself buried in debt from the weekly truck expenses that “left little, if any, take home money for me and my family.”


Operating While Intoxicated

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