That's a deep deep rabbit hole. You know and I know how many people will adamantly tell you the industry was ruined clear back at deregulation. It's ironic they call it "deregulation" because once the beneficial regulations went away the bullshit ones really took off.Looking back to when I began truckin' in the 1960s, I never realized how much I now like the idea of the National Master Freight Contract with its various supplements, e.g. the Tanker Supplement. Were such a contract or guide to exist now, I think it would benefit company drivers and O/Os. And no longer would we hear about a driver shortage which, IMHO, is a pay shortage.