I was reading an article in Truck West about computer logs. My husband and I have been driving team for about 16 years and that damned log book is pain in the kilt. But after reading that article I agree that it is a good idea to have on-board computer logs, providing that the carrier pays the drivers $15 an hour from the time the drivers leave the terminal until that driver gets back to his or her home terminal.
That way we can only drive six or seven hours a day if we so desire and still get a good pay. The miles system as it is now is what’s obsolete -not the log book. And since that article came from Ontario, I can just imagine the guy at MacKinnon Transport wanting that. Is he willing to pay his drivers by the hour? Of course not. Get a survey going around and ask drivers if they would like to be paid per hour from start to finish. You would see an approval rate of almost 100%.Then we as drivers would be paid what we’re worth.
M. Moreau Via e-mail
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