How do you know when or when not to negotiate?
So many things are set and nonnegotiable, like grocery prices in the store, speed limits, information in the textbooks and rules and guidelines of all sorts. We are raised not to question authority, and it's only through adversity and painful schooling, that we get some authority and room to negotiate some things. So as an owner operator, we can't negotiate what taxes we will pay to each state. IFTA is set beyond our reach. There is so little wiggle room to negotiate anywhere, even though everything can be negotiated. How to negotiate line haul, for example?
Is this a worthwhile discussion?