Daily express ?

Discussion in 'Heavy Haul Trucking Forum' started by Bigrigin, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Bigrigin

    Bigrigin Light Load Member

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    Looking for some up to date info on daily
     
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  3. p70816h

    p70816h Bobtail Member

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    Run as far away as you possibly can! Owner Op makes 60.2% on linehaul and 100% on sliding fuel surcharge depending on weight of the load. Depending on what trailer you will pull step 97 or 99 series you will get hit with special equipment fees, excessive escort fees and permits. Daily pays for the permits/escort charges but if you do the math you are still getting screwed in the end. Pay is very quick...scan signed BOL in and upload to their email. Get confirmation it's approved and a direct deposit notification there after. Trailers are in rough shape although they have purchased newer ones but may be hard to get as a new driver. You will be assigned a load planner and his or her job is to move their freight whether it's profitable for you or not! Most of the load planners are young and have never set foot in a truck. They only know what the "glass palace" has told them about trucking and moving freight.
    I was there for a few years and moved on to better things. I know a few people that are holding on over there but not really making any money. Larger more specialized trailers are different but you will most likely not see one of those trailers for quite sometime. They used to be a good company but in my opinion have went way down hill!! Last year I was there I switched back to a 99 series (3-axle RGN) ran 80,000 miles or so and only grossed just over $124K. You do the math! Not worth it in my opion pulling wide, heavy or a combination of both for what pulling a van trailer could make! I miss some of the people there but all in all, I made a better choice by moving on. Daily will loan you money to fix your truck because you can't make enough money to pay for it yourself. Guess that's one way of keeping drivers....lol! Keep them indebted to the company so you have to keep working there to pay off the money you borrowed!
    Anyway, Hope this helps. Maybe some other folks can chime in with their experiences!
     
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  4. Bigrigin

    Bigrigin Light Load Member

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    Thanks, I would be a company stepdeck driver, cat and deere equipment Midwest regional
     
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  5. snowman_w900

    snowman_w900 Road Train Member

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    Bigrigin, did you ever make it over to daily ? Just wondering how your doing there if you did.
     
  6. Bigrigin

    Bigrigin Light Load Member

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    Nope never went
     
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  8. chunkchange01

    chunkchange01 Bobtail Member

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    Couple things, there is NO special equiptment fee, excessive escort,or permits that you will pay. And remember 90% of nothing is still nothing..
     
  9. roanhorse

    roanhorse Bobtail Member

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    Supposedly they have a new pay program, but have not determined Wether it changes bottom line
     
  10. chunkchange01

    chunkchange01 Bobtail Member

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    Been there 25 years, new programs will not help when the economy is in a slump. There are too many carriers trying to stay in bussines competeing for the same freight.
    They all say they need drivers O/O, but you can't make any money sitting waiting for a load. Then they pay less than they did 25 years ago and my costs have gone up 100%.
    This is not Daily's fault I have seen us lose hundreds of shippers to carriers and independents that undercut or rates. After 85 years whats keeping Daily going is the stability of the company and customers want a carrier that is not going to close the doors overnight.
    There just is no freight now. Cats a good example. I was at Cat mining {bucycress} and they were sweeping the floors. Layoffs.
    So now you have every truck and trailer searching freight to make payments. I think it would be hard right now to go to any open deck carrier. Don't see it getting any better.
    When you look just remember Daily has very little out of pocket expense. The trailers are well used but you don't pay for them or the tires. If something is wrong with it its because of the last driver to pull it. Everything gets fixed.
    When looking just remember 62% of 100, is better than 78% of nothing. Ask there adverage per mile rate " TO " the truck.
    It is listed on every Daily load card. It is what you get and can be adjusted up based on out of route permit miles.
    Good luck, Happy New Year
    Mike
     
  11. LifeAsAKeffer

    LifeAsAKeffer Bobtail Member

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    I just applied there right before I read all this. Are things still looking so grim?
     
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