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In six months as the owner of 31 Diamonds LLC, Kimberley only made money two of those months.
The other four months, she made nothing. And eventually, it got to be too much. And she asked me if there was anything that I could help with, even just a hundred dollars. ROMER: Kimberley drives her truck to the Prime terminal in Salt Lake City. She takes down the string lights and the pictures of her sons and empties out the cabinets. SIKORSKI: I realized that when it gets to the point of your electricity being shut off and игра на деньги на улице grocery bill not being able to be paid, there has to be something better.
GONZALEZ: Steve Viscelli, the trucking sociologist, says that employees giving up, walking away is almost always the way it goes at these big trucking companies. ROMER: But even with all the costs of recruiting, buying everyone a greyhound ticket to the training, training all those new drivers, Steve says dealing with that much turnover is still way cheaper than having all full-time employees or hiring these, like, veteran long-haul truckers.
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And that keeps their profit margins super low. VISCELLI: I would not try to pin this on, you know, bad actors or to try to vilify the companies that are engaged in this. This is играть бесплатно онлайн игровые автоматы казино failure of policy. GONZALEZ: Steve thinks that the real solution to the problem of a deregulated trucking industry is actually probably more regulation or maybe just do a деньги в интернете без вложений деньги на играх без вложений job of enforcing the rules that are already on the books, like labor laws.
Over the last few years, there have been a wave of lawsuits - class action - by truckers against these mega carriers. Knight-Swift Transportation - they were accused of saying their employees were not employees but independent contractors. Forty thousand people who had an experience like Kimberley can get a share of that money.
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