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A British truck driver who's worked in the US for a decade says the biggest problem with trucking in America comes down to how drivers are paid

Aug 07, 2018 at 07:47 AM CST

When snowstorms would hit Mick Flynn's native England, he and his fellow truckers would pull over.

"Most sensible people parked over somewhere and enjoyed a nice cup of coffee," Flynn told Business Insider.

However, he said that's not the case in the US and Canada, where Flynn has driven on and off for the past decade, and that "you're expected to carry on."

That's because of a major flaw that Flynn and many others see in the American system of driving: Truckers are paid by the mile, not by the hour.