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Jun 09, 2016 at 07:27 PM CST
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So I just took my Dad out for dinner and got us some Chicken Fried Chicken. The last time we had it, the price was $9.99 for the meal, it is now $10.99 for the meal. Hmmm it sure did not go up because of the price of freight to get it there, it sure did not go up because they are paying the farmer any more for the chickens or the feed. I asked why the price went up and the answer was because they were charging the restaurant more for the food.

Here is evidence for you, look around you do you see the prices of your standard eats, and supplies going down? No they are not they are going up. This is how it works, when the domestic companies no longer are making the profit from shipping products overseas they will indeed raise the prices here and expect us to make up the difference for their profits.

The demand for Chicken Fried Chicken did not increase, the demand for the green beans did not increase, the demand for the potatoes did not increase (wait a minute my dad was there and he loves potatoes, maybe that is why the meal went up). So if the demand did not go up and there is an over supply available, can somebody explain why there was a price increase? Supply and demand right? That is what we are told about we truckers, this is why we are expected to run cheaper and cheaper, now you all may just start to understand why I tell you that this is a bullshit lie that is being told. Just like the lie of the reason the price of freight is cheap is because of the fuel cost, well now that the fuel is going back up they are using the supply and demand lie to keep the prices down.

Here is the reason prices are down, most truckers do not really know what they should be running for, they undervalue their services, most brokers don't know what it cost to run a truck either, I am finding out that even a lot of the shippers themselves don't know what it would cost them to do it themselves. How in the Hell can you set a price for a service if you don't even know what it would really cost for that service? When our industry expects individuals to run for cheaper than trucks were running freight for in 1978, then we are either all idiots or we are chalked full of greed Tis a shame when truckers are being offered loads for $1.00 - $2.00 per mile, when they should be running down the road at $2.00 - $3.00 per mile or more. You shippers can't do it any cheaper yourselves and you know it (or maybe you don't), it is obvious that most brokers don't know this, it is very obvious that most truckers don't know this. What can you expect when this industry has been brainwashed to think that you can run a brand new truck down the road for .92 per mile. Teach them how to work harder for less money and you can be the master of those that work for you. Shame, Shame, Shame, Greed, Greed, Greed.
Replied on Thu, Jun 09, 2016 at 09:12 PM CST
So what's new? The best and simplist answer is find a new career.
Replied on Thu, Jun 09, 2016 at 09:45 PM CST
Originally Posted by: TROY JEFFERS
Quote: "So what's new? The best and simplist answer is find a new career."

HaHa, I have been thinking about McDonalds, at least they give you a free meal, and a goofy looking uniform.