The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Less Space for Drivers, More Profits for Bosses

Aug 7, 2023

Being a long-haul truck driver means spending the majority of your time in your truck. It’s where you sleep, eat, watch TV, exercise and generally live your life when you’re out on the road. The cabin becomes your second home.

For car haulers, the problem of cabin space has been coming up. Companies have been putting pressure on drivers to haul more cars so they can make more money. One way to do that is to get a trailer that can fit another car on the roof of the truck. But this often reduces the amount of cabin space. Some drivers can barely stand up to stretch.

Companies are making the drivers suffer as they line their pockets with the profits drivers create.