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It’s Time To Pay Us By The Hour

Dear Editor:


Dear Editor:

We drivers as a group just took a 9% pay hit. You see, by limiting my truck to 105 km/h, my average speed just fell. Nowhere in Bill 41 did I see it stated that companies have to increase the per mile rate. I didn’t see any of the members who passed this Bill saying they would take a 9% pay decrease. Every time someone comes up with some idea to make our roads safer, it is always at the expense of the truck driver.

How about a little better enforcement of the law? I have been at this profession for 20 years. In those 20 years I have made an okay living, but every year it gets harder to justifywhyIdoit. How about you pay all truck drivers by the hour? Think about it: everyone relaxed, no hurry to get there, getting paid to sleep, to deliver, to fuel up – sounds great to me, sign me up.

Brian Lee

Via e-mail


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