The Trump tax law change that most driver complain about was the Per Diem change. Now O/O could still claim it. Company drive can still get it if the trucking company pays it. All they have to do is a little different in payroll and driver still gets it. Most driver did not understand it, even trucking companies. So a good company today will pay Per Diem. They don't actually pay it. They just take it off your payroll so it not taxed money. Then they add it back at Per Diem tax free money. They have to have little program to count the days driver get Per Diem. So drivers that did not understand how it works all claimed they were paying more taxes. Some probably did pay more. Hopefully by now they understand how the Trump taxes change and work for a company that pays Per Diem.
O/O get to claim Per Diem and they get a new 20% pass thru tax off the top or something like that. I would have look that one back up. The rates for trucking was the best in like 50 year for 2017 and 2018. So they have to go down back to normal rates.
I'm making some of the best money ever in trucking. I got pay raise, the trucking company is looking to expand the fleet even today they want more drivers. I have made more money every year for the last 3 years. So the idea the Trump is killing trucking it not true. I did not get $5,000 tax increase
You are correct someone with kids would probably not want to drive a truck. That's their choice. Someone flipping burgers, may not want to drive a truck. It's their choice, but they are not stuck in a fast food job. They can't blame Trump for that. They should not claim we now have pay for their health insurance because they flip burgers. How about they get a better job that pays better just like me ? People should be able to tell us how much national heath care will cost. If it's close to what I'm paying now for heath insurance maybe we can do this. But if its a crazy number because we are going to insure everyone and people want to keep flipping burgers without heath insurance. Then I'm not paying for them or voting for someone who keep say claiming it's not big tax increase. They are talking like 2 or 3 Trillion a year tax increase. If your flipping burgers at minimum wage it not a problem. If your making ok money driving a truck that can get expensive.