DRY BULK HAULERS ( end dumps & pneumatics)

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  1. Mortar Man

    Mortar Man Road Train Member

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    I have a possible offer with a small local outfit in business since 1936
    They got 1 slot open( mine)

    The question is this.....

    On percentage

    Start 25.5
    90 days 26
    180 days 26.5
    1year 27.0

    Raise 0.5 per yr to 30.0

    Weekend premium is extra 5.0
    For Friday sat sun

    Bonus
    1 cent all miles to have endorsment
    2 cents all miles safety

    1 week vacation at 1/52 wage
    90/10 insurance
    2007 pete 386 truck with apu

    Scheld
    5 day weekends off 48 of 52
    Otr. Position
    Lic in all 48

    Choice of trailer

    Enddump
    Pneumatics
    Hopper bottom
    Van (as back up) bout 15 trailers van is all they got guys that run these but an option if it gets slow

    Company has bout 90 trucks hardly any turnover
    They say u can gross out
    900 to 1200 weekly

    Does this sound right on percentage pay

    Says works out to bout 43.0 to 45.0 all miles loaded and mt

    Oh
    They pay
    $9.00 hr after 2hrs ( but said seldom see it) not much wait
    Break down pay $9.00 also

    Don't have any exp in this type work reason for my question
    I only have van exp 10 yrs

    Thanks to any help
     
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    the bonus
    Of 1 cent is for having
    Hazmat endorsement

    For all loaded miles

    Sorry
     
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    Go for it . It beats what's available to most others . I ran hopper bottom a few years it isn't too bad . Biggest problem is loads setting up and hanging in hoppers . You have long waits to load or unload sometimes but no problem if you're getting paid for it . Watch out for some shippers trying to overload you . Maximum loads can't be evenly split in hoppers and keep axles legal . When I loaded 50,000 lbs. it had to be 24,000 front hopper , 26 ,000 rear or I'd be over on my drives .
     
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    thanks

    Does that pay structure sound right

    On percentage
     
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    Yeah , the pay sounds right . It's better than I was getting . I'd run (at least ) 70 hours a week and only averaged $750 gross . I complained because they advertised $750 - $1,000 a week . I complained on the phone . The boss named off drivers that grossed over $900 a week and told me he'd have one tell me how to fill out my log book . :biggrin_25510: . The driver called me and said he never showed more than 30 minutes at a stop . :biggrin_2551: . Loading , unloading always takes over an hour , could be 3 or 4 hours or more . So the guys making $800 -$1,000 a week were working 80 -90 hours . I left not long after that .
     
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    Pay sounds about right, Juast check and see what their loads are paying, gross. If its a cheap load, your part is cheaper. If they don't have much turnover I would say it's a good deal. Good luck with it and be careful of your axle weights.:biggrin_25515:
     
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    got. To make a decision

    Hopper
    Or
    Enddump

    The freight rates are close
    Bout
    125 to 175 a ton
    Some over 200

    Canada. Stuff pays good
    Like 210 to 220

    Question

    Which division has best freight base

    Hopper
    Or
    End dump

    I figure more freight less mt miles equal more money

    Thanks for any advise
     
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    Only that particular company can give you the info on whether an end dump or hopper bottom has more freight . It varies company to company . It seems to me a new`driver won't get the best option anyway . It's more likely if an opening comes up a driver already there will take it if it pays better than what he's doing .
    But I'd go with end dump . Hopper bottoms are harder to clean out and are more likely to have loads hang up . I've had loads that were loaded hot take over 3 hours of back breaking beating and rodding to get out ..
    On the Canada thing , will your truck go into Ontario or Quebec and need a speed limiter installed where it would not be governed at 65 m.p.h. if you stayed out of Canada ? Have you ever been convicted of a crime ? Some convictions will prevent entry . Most misdemeanors won't . I've run Canada as much as 4 to 6 times a month . You won't get the hassles most freight haulers get , especially if you come out empty . If you end up going into Canada pm me and I'll give you more info .
     
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    truck is good for canada

    I have no record
    So should be cool there

    Never be there though

    What do I got to. Have

    Birthcertificate
    Or
    Passport now

    What is a twig card?
     
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    You only need a birth certificate for now . It has to be an original with the seal , not a copy . I'd go ahead and get the passport though , especially if the employer will reimburse you for it . Passports will eventually be required and there will be a rush to get them when the requirement is announced .
    The TWIC card is for entering ports and you probably won't need it .
     
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