Well said Kaleb.

The trucks I maintain haul parts for Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Chrysler, US Mail, and other high priority (JIT) freight. Many times our trailer is live loaded/unloaded (mostly Toyota) onto the assembly line and other times it sits less than 4 hours before parts are used on the assembly line. Life's extremely exciting when one of these trucks breaks down. I'm the only maintenance person who can get tires changed "NASCAR style" and other trucks pulled out of the shop by a forklift to repair mine. Damnit, I love the power that gives me. :D

There are also 15-20 drivers I manage who easily make 100-130k a year and are home 2 nights/days a week. They make 3-4 times my salary and I tell them what to do.

On Wed, 01 Feb 2006 19:00:30 -0600, Kaleb C. Striplin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

Some truckers already make that kind of money, my dads neighbor makes
more than that.  They already have sat tracking and can monitor speeds
etc, luther can probably tell you about that.  What is lower speeds
going to do?  Its a proven fact that lower speeds cause MORE wrecks
because people get too bored and relaxed and such slow speeds.  Some
areas raised their speeds to something like 80 (out in tx somewhere I
think) and it LOWERED accidents quite a bit.  And as for people can wait
longer for the load to get there,  BZZZZT, WRONG.  The way it is now the
semi truck IS the warehouse, warehouses on wheels.  Everything is so
dependant on when stuff arrives we as a country would be screwed if
something happened to stop ontime delivery.  Its not like the old days
where you had many a months, or weeks supplies of stuff at any
particular location, everying is received just "in time".  In other
words, just as a business, store, or whatever is running out of
something is when the truck arrives.

Luther   KB5QHU
Alma, Ark
'83 300SD (231,xxx kmi)
'82 300CD (158,xxx kmi)
'90 300E & '82 300D (parts or run?)

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