Bill Gates (Microsoft) And Jeff Bezos (Amazon) Crushed By Trucking!

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Bird-One's Comment
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I don’t think we’re close to the bottom. Maersk laying people off and then the JP Morgan CEO just sold off a million shares of his stock. Could be wrong but that certainly can’t be a good thing. Few wars going on, job numbers down, national debt increasing. If shipping businesses like Maersk are suddenly cutting back I’d say a deep recession is coming.

It's getting rough out here. Brokers continue spiraling out of control, and now shipping behemoth Maersk reveals a 94% plunge in 3rd quarter profits.

Hang on tight - we're nearing the bottom of this mess.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Last week I witnessed the exact scenario that Brett and Old School brought up about hourly drivers milking the clock. I had 3 stores in Rochester MN, then to Austin MN for 1. I clocked in at 2am and after my pretrip I hit the road for the roughly 3 hour drive up there. About a half hour north of our DC there was one of our drivers at the Kwik Star truck stop. Seen another one at the Kwik Star an hour later in Clear Lake. Just over the border at the I35 rest area in MN there were 2 trucks in normal parking spots (most times if it's quick potty break our guys pull up on the car side). It took me 45 minutes to unload 3/4 of my trailer at my first stop. When I was half a mile to my 2nd stop the driver that left an hour before me was leaving that store after delivering half his load. Took me 15 minutes to unload there, and when I got over to my third stop a different driver was leaving that store after delivering half of load despite leaving at the same time as me. I ended up catching the same guy at the Austin store who wanted to talk my ear off and didn't appear to be moving with a purpose. I can't say for certain all those guys parked were hourly, however myself and other guys I talk to dislike stopping for the restroom unless absolutely necessary after no longer being paid hourly. We also unload our own trailer so it really comes down to the drivers choosing to move slow as the stores I went to are pretty easy to unload and put things away.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


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.

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