Fighting The Trucking Industry.

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Brad P.'s Comment
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Https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/trucking-prime-agrees-pay-truck-drivers-28-million-2020-7%3famp

I dont know if links work, but the above story about people fighting back, standing up, and not taking the crap, is inspirational . It takes guts and courage to fight the giants in the land, even on your own The result, is the Drivers win.

Thank you to those who suffered, and perservered.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Lol "considering a career" and coming here to tell us how much we suffer and how bad life is.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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This is NOT about company drivers who didn't get paid. This is about lease ops who are ticked they couldn't handle running a business and failed. Now they are whining and crying.

Prime's first line of the contract states "You agree to become an independent contractor and will not be an employee of New Prime Inc." It goes on for about 50 pages of explaining the costs and responsibilities of a lease op, and most do not read it. Oliviera stated he had no idea the truck was not his to keep which means he didn't read the contract.

If anything, this case proves that leasing is not better than being a company driver.... and that some people are idiots.

If he was successful in his mind, he wouldn't be suing and many lease ops feel they are successful and they don't sue.

With your permit, you do not get paid to deliver and guess what.... I signed a contract for that too.

Greg M.'s Comment
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You need to pick better heroes.

Lawsuit basically fought for minimum wage for owner operators. $28M settlement over 26000 drivers is $1077 each not accounting for the attorneys cut on a class action suit. As a company driver I could make that much extra just by working a couple Saturdays.

These people made incredibly stupid decisions to become owner operators and expected the courts to bail them out because their ineptitude had to be somebody else's fault.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Banks's Comment
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This wasn't about drivers suffering or standing up and fighting. A few drivers went to a lawyer and the lawyer saw dollar signs. The lawyer got some other lawyers and they got primes employee records. They mailed out a bunch of forms and tens of thousands of drivers returned them because free money. With this settlement and the amount of people involved, quick math says 700-1,000 per driver.

Everybody comes into this knowing what it is. You perform you make money, it's that simple. If you don't know what it is, you learn if it is or isn't for you real quick. Prime became Prime by retaining high performers. High performers stay because they're treated well and make good money. They're treated well and make good money because they're high performers.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

midnight fox's Comment
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There's a case going through the state of New Mexico right now which would set a requirement for failed applicants to have the right to request an official review by upper management of the decision to not hire that was made by the companies' recruiters. I believe the defendant's lawyer is exploring taking the whole thing to class-action as well so that other failed applicants can seek recourse and possibly even compensation. I don't have time right now to Google the link for his office but if I recall the lawyer's name is Saul Goodman.

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I believe it. I often hear "they rejected me that is discrimination". Yep... a compamy can legally discriminate one candidate by choosing to hire another. This world today sucks

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Brad P.'s Comment
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Obviously, the courts have said, no matter what contract words you use. You cant break laws and make money off peoples backs like that. Its a win for Truck Drivers

I still applaud those who suffered and fought. They knew it was illegal, they got Justice in court. No matter what the trucking industry tried to shove down their throat, and the cronie capitolists who enforced these illegal activities.

This is NOT about company drivers who didn't get paid. This is about lease ops who are ticked they couldn't handle running a business and failed. Now they are whining and crying.

Prime's first line of the contract states "You agree to become an independent contractor and will not be an employee of New Prime Inc." It goes on for about 50 pages of explaining the costs and responsibilities of a lease op, and most do not read it. Oliviera stated he had no idea the truck was not his to keep which means he didn't read the contract.

If anything, this case proves that leasing is not better than being a company driver.... and that some people are idiots.

If he was successful in his mind, he wouldn't be suing and many lease ops feel they are successful and they don't sue.

With your permit, you do not get paid to deliver and guess what.... I signed a contract for that too.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I still applaud those who suffered and fought. They knew it was illegal, they got Justice in court. No matter what the trucking industry tried to shove down their throat, and the cronie capitolists who enforced these illegal activities.

Brad, let me ask you something. You've spent the past two days complaining about Swift. Now you're worried about a class-action lawsuit against a company that frankly you don't know the first thing about.

Are you going to spend any of your time preparing yourself for a career in trucking, or will you continue distracting yourself with unhelpful things?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brad P.'s Comment
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Brett,

Im a multi tasker, i have been working on my career, both in study, and in gathering documents.

Forums are fun, and i also read and glean.

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