Hey Wedge, I just bought a pre-emissions truck and I'm signing on with F2F where NoCoCraig is.
you would be better off working for percentage than mileage pay.
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our group is percentage.... I can check to see when we have a opening for a O/O (we don't have any right now) we have about 65 trucks about 10 are O/O's
we run under usx dot# but don't answer to usx, we have our own dispatch, load planers, csr's, and our own fright (80%).... what usx (millage base) O/O's think is good pay I call cheap,
Hey Craig, T-Bear. Hope all is well with you two. Been a while since we last crossed paths.
I've been keeping a low profile lately. A lot going. My youngest daughter got married in February so I was pretty busy with that.
This training is wearing me out so this student that I have will most likely be the last. At least this one can drive....lol.
He's up to 90 + hours so it won't be too much longer.
Flood. I didn't forget about you. I've just been.................I dunno. But that's what I am.
Once I clear my self of this training thing I'll get back to entertaining you guys.
Thanks to all who help keep this thread moving. It's like family, you know.
-Wedge123456 Thanks this.
How much of what their recruiters say can you believe? We had Richard Entinger speaking to our class the other day and he made it sound pretty #### good..
i was mainly intersted in the dedicated and regional otr side and some of the finer points of those were:
1. current average weekly pay for dedicated routes was $1100 wk
2. both were home weekends (2 days is fine could care less if its weekend)
3 something like 90% of the trucks were 10spd (i absolutely do not want an auto truck)
4. tuition reimbursement was either $150 per week or month cant remember which
5. 3 day orientation and 150hr behind the wheel before being assigned a truck to start running solo
6. $28.00/mo to bring riders and $one time $500 to bring a dog.
7 ability to become a trainer after one year with pay averaging $65k+
when explaining the dedicated dollar store jobs he kind of blurred the 2 together and said both get paid miles and one gets $225(i think that was the number) per store or trailer they unload wasnt clear on which. also said it would be 3-4 stores per trailer. he said either route averaged $1100 per week.
Our one instructor said they guy wouldnt ######## us but they were also old friends so i dunno.
allot of those points are good selling points but i could live without them. a few things that would really matter to me are
a. i average $700-1000 per week
b. the home time (atleast while starting out and adjusting)
c. the 150 hrs then being solo in a truck. i really dont want to run team or deal with others habbits
is that even close to realistic with them?
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