FAIR pay for RGN Heavy Haul Driver

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  1. bonder45

    bonder45 Road Train Member

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    As the title says, what’s a fair wage to pay a driver for a 8 axle setup.

    4 axle truck, 3 axle trailer with a booster.

    Hourly ?

    CPM?
     
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  3. RustyRod

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  4. bonder45

    bonder45 Road Train Member

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    % of the gross load ?
     
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  5. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

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    Doesn’t really matter what way you want to break it down. For the operator you need for that kind of gear it’s going to be lots. @RustyRod is on the right page, the kind of driver you need is probably going to be looking for % to start with anyway. Not just any driver will do. That’s a risky position to hire for, and those guys know what they’re worth.
     
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  6. RickyDickyDo

    RickyDickyDo Heavy Load Member

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    Totally different skill set on a setup like you have. Weight distribution, chaining, permits, clearances and turning radius just to name a few. % is good. Hourly is ok. No matter what is offered, get it in writing.
     
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  7. The Crossword Trucker

    The Crossword Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    Is it local or OTR?
    In northern California most guys running a three axle rig with a cozad are getting 35 an hour, time and half after 8 a day or 40 a week then double time after twelve in a day or 60 in a week.
    This is for local, non union work home every night.
     
  8. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    That's pretty close to what I see. Good ones are hard to find. I'll re-phrase that, good ones are darn near impossible to find. If they're a good hand they're usually plushed in somewhere that knows what they have and treats them accordingly.
    You can't afford the bad ones either. They'll break you up in business.
     
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    Only guy I know that does heavy haul oversize , gets 20% of the gross to the truck, after they take out permits and pilot cars.
    I think that’s on the low side but it is a company that hires and trains drivers with new CDLs and no experience .
     
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