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O/Os losing trucks over disease

Dear Editor,The Alberta papers have gone as far as saying that some cattle haulers are losing their trucks. If an owner/operator is losing his truck this early that tells me that he's been underpaid a...


Dear Editor,

The Alberta papers have gone as far as saying that some cattle haulers are losing their trucks. If an owner/operator is losing his truck this early that tells me that he’s been underpaid all along as a lot of them are.

Surely a businessman would have some cash set aside for emergencies and not lose his truck the first week that it’s parked.

We all know that carriers prefer using owner/ops as they cost them less than having company drivers on their trucks.

Owner/operators should give their heads a shake and insist on getting as much money for a wage (after operating costs) as company drivers do.

Any owner/operator who has already lost his truck since the mad cow disease struck is doing himself a favor by getting a job elsewhere and driving for wages.

Lucien Bleau

Via e-mail


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