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Port Truck Drivers Are Being Exploited

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Port truck drivers are cheated out of an estimated $850 million a year. They're driving for 20 hours a day and taking home paychecks worth nothing. They are denied health care and overtime pay. This is modern-day slavery.
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Jeremy Gregorio (5 дней назад)
Fuck that sucks. I knew this was going on but hearing the number blows me away.
X yz (6 дней назад)
hamster-hands-two44 (7 дней назад)
this is true my dad is a trucker and he's seeing less and less work and owning the company more and more. he's moved from company to company these past 6 years and it's all the same. the owner of one company was even downright stealing hundreds of dollars from each paycheck. he'd come home at 10 or 11pm and get up at 2 am to start all over again. they need to face justice.
Edgar Rey (7 дней назад)
I don’t buy this bullshit of Bernie When he was campaigning he said that he will get our trucks off the road fuck him he’s just trying to ride the wave of the port workers that they know if we go on strike we could get shit our way
TheAtheistPaladin (7 дней назад)
This is literal theft.
Rel1369 (8 дней назад)
I know if I was not getting any money for working I would not be working there. You have NOTHING to lose by leaving if you are not getting paid for working.
@cucuzzza (8 дней назад)
It's called a bogey, sales guy have been paying for their seat forever.
Zach (8 дней назад)
Bernie is best.
TheDisneylover23 (8 дней назад)
Go to work for Prime Inc. They won’t screw you!
The Progressive Atheist (8 дней назад)
As Dubya Bush says, "there's something uniquely 'Murrican about that."
Jack Jammen (8 дней назад)
Leave the company. There are trucking companies that don’t do this. Strike, drive them to the ground and work for the company that’ll either take the freight or any other trucking company. Rails suck.
Kyle Lovell (8 дней назад)
I'm a truck driver and I support berrnie 157%. Fuck Trump, I don't care how many truck rallies he attends, he is a fraud.
Dale Gillman (8 дней назад)
I am sorry to make this comment but if one is fooled into immigrating to the US you have to really want to believe something. When one wants something this does not mean that the statement is (or shall be) true. The USA is a shit-show.
kokam2 (8 дней назад)
Dale Gillman agreed 100%. And I'm American
Matrix Man (8 дней назад)
This is why you buy a truck
TheAtheistPaladin (7 дней назад)
With what money?
Matrix Man (8 дней назад)
Kyle Lovell I understand that. No risk no reward
Kyle Lovell (8 дней назад)
Matrix Man once again, it's not that simple. Buying a truck is akin to starting a business and all the trappings involved (tax person, insurance, repairs, loan, etc). Huge difference between being a truck driver and an owner operator.
Kyle Lovell (8 дней назад)
This is a systemic problem in the trucking industry and does not only affect those in the the "independent contractor" setting. Currently I'm working for heartland Express, at this very moment I've been sitting at the shipper for over 3 hours and made zero dollars since we get paid for each mile we drive (technically not all miles but that's another story). This is due to the companies failures to maintain their equipment so I'm sitting with a broken trailer. I can't just pack up and go home because of the companies failures, I can't just go home and come back when I'm able to do my job when the equipment is fixed. I'm away from home and family for days at a time getting paid little due to the companies failures.
Dan Ryan (7 дней назад)
Kyle Lovell Quit. If you're not making money, quit. Do something else for a living. Be a bricklayer, a carpenter, anything, why would you work for nothing?
Strider3671 (8 дней назад)
Where is this Texas, Louisiana? States that don't allow unions. Because they can't get away with this nonsense when you have a UNION. YOU HAVE RIGHTS! You have to stand together as the age comrade trumpf wears on. STRIKE! WALK OUT! GROW BALLS PEOPLE! File charges to the feds and state labor commissioners. Most likely they won't do nothing but you'll have a record of what their doing and the pendulum always comes around. They can't make money if there is no freight going out. YES they'll hired scabs. When the scabs figure out their not going to pay them too, they'll walk out. Just a FYI about comrade trumpf, he has given a green light to this insanity. There is NO labor union in this entire country who'll work him. There is NO law firm who'll work for him. There is NO contractor who'll work for him. There is no bank in this entire country who'll give him a loan. Except the Russians. WHY? He doesn't pay his bills he's been beating up everybody for years. This make America great Bullshit artist. Has done the opposite on everything he promised in his campaign. This is the man who cheated his way to the presidency. The only way you can stop this insanity is to vote the republicans out of office. Remember they publicly stated there for the DONORS, NOT YOU...
Strider3671 (8 дней назад)
They started out giving people good pay for doing a good job.There is no guaranteed job in this country now. Not even union jobs. Corporate America has proved that's been over for the last 20+ years. At some point over 40% of blue collar jobs have gone and some people have been retrained for new ones. Not to mention wages have been stagnant for over 40 years as well. That is the nature of this beast...
stryder52100 (8 дней назад)
Try it for yourself,they start you out by giving you some profit for a few years then they turn this crap on you, not from the beginning but when you are deeply vested into the truck. Now what do you do!!!!
Strider3671 (8 дней назад)
You must remember the squeaky wheel always gets the oil. If they stay there and accept this abuse. Then they deserve what they get...
stryder52100 (8 дней назад)
Try to unionize in the republican states they pushed for and got the so called right to work bills passed and now you have anew form of slavery for the rest of America!!!!!
Andrew Downsend (8 дней назад)
Go work somewhere else then
Dan Ryan (7 дней назад)
He's right, if they don't pay you why the fuck are you working there? Go deliver pizzas or something. Train to be a construction worker, anything else. No way I'm staying at a job that I don't make money at, what the fuck is wrong with you people? I'm not even a conservative but for fuck sake, common sense people.
Andrew Downsend (7 дней назад)
Deathsbman social democracy is intended to be a stepping stone to socialism which in turn is intended to be a stepping stone to Communism, goals which by their very nature required Force to implement, violating the non-aggression principle
Deathsbman (8 дней назад)
Social Democracy is different from Socialism, and is by it's nature Capitalist. In Capitalism there is Private(CEO etc) ownership of production. This is true for Social Democracy, such as in Switzerland, Norway etc. Under socialism the workers own production, directly or through a state. Communism is a stateless and classless society, and is often the end goal of many Socialist ideologies. Socialism and Communism are not the same, Communism is Socialist, Social-Democracy is not Socialist.
Andrew Downsend (8 дней назад)
kokam2 I was hoping you'd say that 🤣🤣 you fell for the same trap all ignorant progressives do LOL I've read Marx, smart one, have you? I think not 😂 That comment alone proves your ignorance
kokam2 (8 дней назад)
Andrew Downsend lmao communism and socialism is not the same thing. Learn the difference dumb 1 before you start hurling words you don't understand
george snuffleupagus (8 дней назад)
According to federal law you are not a contractor if you don't own the truck. File form SS-8.
george snuffleupagus (8 дней назад)
Stop working there then. I was working as a driver in WI, 80hrs a week and grossing $900. I moved to Texas, no income taxes, paid $24 per hr as a driver.
goolgappa5 (8 дней назад)
george snuffleupagus ..my friend has his own truck semi truck ..he said he made 1i0 nu
Stoic Park (8 дней назад)
This not the only industry with this problem. It's a systemic problem.
Tio Dave (8 дней назад)
Why would you even stay at a job that doesn't pay you? No wonder we have some many under paid jobs in this country. The workers need to be more mobile. If they are afraid they can't find another job. This happens. If the port stopped getting free labor and equipment paid for by willing people. Then maybe they'd have to pay something to get workers. I have so many questions about how you stay at a job like this.
Kyle Lovell (8 дней назад)
Tio Dave typically the companies that do these kind of things actually treat you very well in the first few months, you'll make well over 1,000usd a week (take home pay). After that period they start giving you worse and worse opportunities (aka loads) and eventually they make it nearly impossible to turn a profit. They do this because your doing a lease to own type contract with them and your required to pay so much per month for the truck. The thing is they want to take (for instance) 500usd a month for the lease which in and of itself is fine. Then after they've collected that 7 or so times they want to force you to default on the lease. Once you've been forced to default due to not being able to make enough money they take your truck and do it again to someone else with your old truck, rinse and repeat. The only people treated worse than truckers are those who work in hospitality, or maybe it's a close tie.
TehMorbidAtheist (8 дней назад)
Fuck the rich. Eat the owners. Power to the working people.
Michael Love (8 дней назад)
Damn the beat fire
Danny Knapp (8 дней назад)
Yet we've spent hundreds of millions building a port and associated facilities in Yemen!! Guess who they hope that benefits? hint - not you!
j (8 дней назад)
According to federal regulations, a truck driver cannot drive more than 11 hours in a 24 hour period.
The YouTube Critic (8 дней назад)
Yeah I looked into it, Danny's right. Federal rest regs don't apply to them because they operate locally. Port truck drivers drive several times a day between the port and warehouses around the local area. They are stuck in a "rent-to-own" agreement with the truck, where the employer withholds their salary as payments towards eventually owning the truck, so they take very little wage home to pay the bills. And on top of that, the drivers still have to pay for the operating costs of the truck (fuel, repairs, etc.) and their operating base (bathroom, copy machine, etc.), and if a driver wants to quit, the employer seizes the truck and all the payments that were made towards the truck. Very unfair work conditions.
Danny Knapp (8 дней назад)
Does not apply to local drivers who report to the same location daily and operate within a 150 mile radius. These drivers can drive 14 hrs/day, and 16hrs/day if they take every 3rd day off.
The Senate (8 дней назад)
This is beyond fucked up.
heat cliff (8 дней назад)
WARNING = WE ARE RIGHT NOW IN NAZY GERMANY(KINGPIN). communist anti man are with guns for madness.
neighborhood socialist (8 дней назад)
We need democracy in the workplace. Bernie 2020
heat cliff (8 дней назад)
the better to get on free public's housing and disability. it is your humanitarian right. if they denied you of your rights. you know its wrong. so balance yourself and the system by getting into humanitarian programs. you are all under NATIONAL SECURITY TREAT(TERRORIST). Gangster kingpin you must obey. they will come to you house and shoot you for fun. they will be waiting for you in the streets. all of them are in uniform to cause no confusion. its all a Hi-jack system. the jack has a master and the master don't know who is the fool pumping the jack to make the master rise.
goolgappa5 (8 дней назад)
I work 100 hours in taxi ...get nothing ...taxi company charge 900 per week ..to rent and they say you are independent driver and give them money they have no business left I have been working 10 years now they tell us to sign pepper so we cannot sue them ..they are selling company for 500 million to one billion ....i think they kind of sold it ...1000 taxi drivers make 500 week max and give them 900 ...some of them have to give them from pocket ...any lawyer can take the case ..in florida.....
george snuffleupagus (3 дня назад)
why do people keep working there if there not making any money????
Dan Ryan (7 дней назад)
goolgappa5 time to get a different job, no?
Kyle Lovell (8 дней назад)
j Uber isn't the solution, Uber underpays the drivers (by taking too much of the fare the customer pays). You use your own car (wear and tear is a thing). You also pay for your own fuel and everything else. Uber isn't a solution, it's just another problem, albeit a different one.
j (8 дней назад)
goolgappa5 you should work for uber, which is making taxi companies extinct, because taxi companies and regulations on taxis existed to control the market, not let it develop for the benefit of the cab driver

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