posted on Sep, 20 2013 @ 10:28 AM
Two big problems with the idea. If this gets popular, companies only have to say "If you are driving for us, and you participate, you will lose your
job." Then it goes on your DAC, which follows you around forever. Any Owner Operators that work for that company are now less likely to get hired
by another company (and most people can't make it as Independents).
The second is that an O/O pays for their own fuel, and receives a fuel subsidy from the DOT. It's based on both miles for the week, and miles per
gallon for the week. Three days of driving around, unpaid, is going to hurt both in the miles per week that they're paid, plus the fuel subsidy
amount. If you can keep your fuel mileage up per week, you can make a couple thousand dollars just off the subsidy. They're going to lose a lot of
money, and it can take a couple weeks to make it up.
Great idea, and like I said in the other thread, if they just wanted truck driver problems (which we have enough of) solved, I'd seriously think
about shutting down in support. But they went too far with their issues, so I refuse to have anything to do with it.