To Do It Or Not To Do It?

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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This is why companies like Factories and Rail, have really, really good Benefits..

You don't think that might have anything to do with the fact that they have union representation or union-based companies as competitors, do ya?

And you think trucking companies see drivers as a dime a dozen but for some reason the factories and the railroads see them as special?

G-Town's Comment
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Daniel (Turtle) wrote in his last reply:

Main reason is the industry has the mentality that drivers are a dime a dozen and has a high turnover rate of employment.. Drivers come and go..

Much of the high turnover rate is caused primarily by new drivers having zero clue of what to expect and what is expected of them. As hard as we try on this forum to set people up to succeed, for a variety of reasons, there are still many that cannot handle it. Some write about what happened, others just disappear, never to be heard from again. It's a very difficult job that most people are not cut-out for. Square-peg in a round-hole so to speak...that is the overall failure point and not one the industry is capable of changing.

However I am diametrically opposed to your generality; drivers are a dime a dozen. Perhaps that's true of those with a crappy attitude and work ethic. At least the ones I know, safe/top performing drivers are treated like gold...a status that is earned over time, not handed out from day 1. No sir, the one thing I have not experienced is feeling like I am a dime a dozen...and that's coming from my perspective as a long-term Swiftie.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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