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NeeklODN's Comment
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This article is filled with nonsense lol completely uninformed but still felt the need to write about the situation. Crazy. Apparently we are in a "Low skill" industry. I'd like to see that journalist do my job. Btw Brett, Everytime I try to post a link it says invalid URL. Am I doing something wrong?

Here's the article:

https://newfoodeconomy-org.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/newfoodeconomy.org/amazon-prime-day-truck-driver-shortage/amp/?amp_js_v=a2&_gsa=1#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fnewfoodeconomy.org%2Famazon-prime-day-truck-driver-shortage%2F

Cwc's Comment
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It is a no skill job, that's why the best are treated as such. And if I'm not mistaken it's more than one reason it's classified that why. One of which is that companies can recruit from over any border for skilled jobs.

Still upset?😅

NeeklODN's Comment
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It is a no skill job, that's why the best are treated as such. And if I'm not mistaken it's more than one reason it's classified that why. One of which is that companies can recruit from over any border for skilled jobs.

Still upset?😅

I have no idea what you're saying right now

Cwc's Comment
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Trucking is listed as an unskilled job. You seemed upset by that. I've since eaten for the first time today and also reread my first comment... Wow... A little salad goes along way.

NeeklODN's Comment
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Trucking is listed as an unskilled job. You seemed upset by that. I've since eaten for the first time today and also reread my first comment... Wow... A little salad goes along way.

Haha Not really upset. Just amazed at the lack of knowledge required to write an article. It said that drivers go to the flying j for electricity to keep the AC in our cabins on all night. 😣

Marc Lee's Comment
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Trucking is listed as an unskilled job. /blockquote>

That's a common myth!

Marc Lee's Comment
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andhe78's Comment
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Haha Not really upset. Just amazed at the lack of knowledge required to write an article. It said that drivers go to the flying j for electricity to keep the AC in our cabins on all night.

Interesting to hear you talk about a lack of knowledge. I’m currently plugged in at a truck stop. My epu will keep things running for about fifteen hours before opti idle kicks in to recharge everything. Fine for a ten hour break, but it means I’m idling for a couple hours on a thirty-four. Since part of my quarterly bonus is tied into my idle time, I always look for a truck stop I can plug into for a weekend stay. Not a ton of them out there, but you can find them. It’s great, I can run my ac (down to icebox temps), tv, Xbox, microwave, fridge, crockpot, etc. as much as I want without the truck ever running. I’ve got an electrical port right on the side of my truck I can run a cord to and keep my epu charged.

Honestly, would love it if more truckers plugged in, wouldn’t have to listen to someone idle next to me all weekend.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

NeeklODN's Comment
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Haha Not really upset. Just amazed at the lack of knowledge required to write an article. It said that drivers go to the flying j for electricity to keep the AC in our cabins on all night.

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Interesting to hear you talk about a lack of knowledge. I’m currently plugged in at a truck stop. My epu will keep things running for about fifteen hours before opti idle kicks in to recharge everything. Fine for a ten hour break, but it means I’m idling for a couple hours on a thirty-four. Since part of my quarterly bonus is tied into my idle time, I always look for a truck stop I can plug into for a weekend stay. Not a ton of them out there, but you can find them. It’s great, I can run my ac (down to icebox temps), tv, Xbox, microwave, fridge, crockpot, etc. as much as I want without the truck ever running. I’ve got an electrical port right on the side of my truck I can run a cord to and keep my epu charged.

Honestly, would love it if more truckers plugged in, wouldn’t have to listen to someone idle next to me all weekend.

Good for you bro you proved me wrong 👍

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

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