Do They really hire drivers at this pay rate?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by fredh, Apr 4, 2020.

  1. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    We're a dime lower then last summer.

    $2.20 ish
     
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  3. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    In SOME ways, I agree with you.. I drove for an O/O much of my career; never made the quantum leap. Good, bad, never know. Still kick my own arse, but not as of late.

    MANY of the 'set and settled' companies (non mega essentials, of course) are in FACT looking for MATURE drivers...to just jump in and git'r'done. Privvies and policies on the back burner. Just from what I've seen, in MY neck of the woods..

    I get your concept, though. Location, location. Company size, notwithstanding.
     
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  4. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    So did they shut down all of the RV factories in Elkhart county? Like I said I used to haul Forest River units out of there for a smaller company so I am curious if that is still up an running or if it turned into a total bloodbath overnight. I know RV's were already down about 20% last year from 2018.
     
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  5. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

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    Not sure where you live. But with the amount of hazmat tanker experience you have. You should continue in that realm of trucking. However the normal big 3rd party carriers shouldn't be on your mind. Private carriers are alot better sometimes. Some of these places are still hiring now. Try companies like
    Air Products
    Linde/Praxair (they merged last year)
    Lonza
    Univar
    Clean Harbors
    Nalco
    Suez

    And even some 3rd party bulk carriers are still hiring. And paying 80k-95k p/yr without fully being OTR.

    Ergon
    Heniff
    And a few others are out and back 5-6.5 days then home for your 34.
    I dont like working for outfits that dont pay for everything you do. But in the times we're in now. You cant be too picky.

    And as stated earlier in the thread. Walmart transportation is hiring. And after talking to former co workers there. They are wide open right now.
    Work the internet and find a decent outfit. You dont have to settle for less.

    Drop your location and we can help you out with decent paying company recommendations.
     
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  6. roadtech

    roadtech Medium Load Member

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  7. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    Why?!? If you thought it.. it's valuable... imho.
     
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  8. Deere hunter

    Deere hunter Road Train Member

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    From the top!
     
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  9. jeffman164

    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

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    Yes. Most of the RV factories have closed up.
     
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  10. roadtech

    roadtech Medium Load Member

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    Thought it might be a little too controversial with everything that’s going on .
     
  11. gknott1970

    gknott1970 Bobtail Member

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    Averitt Express keeps advertising however due to the covid virus they are not bringing anyone in for orientation until further notice. They start at .46 cpm and around 1800 to 2400 miles per week but this shut down is hurting the entire industry . Only God knows when it will get better, good luck !
     
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