Forgive me for not having the skills

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by The one california kid, Jun 11, 2024.

  1. The one california kid

    The one california kid Medium Load Member

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    The skills to do an intelligent search that is....lol

    So if this has already been posted or asked, I apologize up front.
    But, is there a chart somewhere that I can look at that shows all the different otr companies and how much mileage pay they offer, so one can compare them side by side?
    Seems as the older I get, my brain is shrinking! LoL
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Never have heard or seen a chart like that.
    Milage pay doesn't mean much if the accessorial pays aren't good.
     
  4. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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  5. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    I've never seen such a chart. Remember pay is the CPM (cents per mile) multiplied by the miles driven/dispatched. So a higher CPM isn't obviously the place to work unless they have enough freight to keep you moving.

    The industry has slowed down quite a bit. There are drivers sitting empty for a day between loads. EVERY company recruiter will say "our drivers average 2500 miles per week." Sometimes it's true, sometimes it's a lie. The only way to know is talk to a current working driver at the company doing the work you are considering. Under no circumstance consider being a lease-operator until you have a couple years as a company driver. They will tell you fantastic stories with lots of money. You take all financial risk & the company guarantees nothing. Don't fall for that trick.
     
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  6. ducnut

    ducnut Road Train Member

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    Best thing you can do is search for a private carrier (Walmart, Dot Foods, Walgreens, Love’s/Pilot/Flying J, etc), UPS, or a freight company.
     
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  7. The one california kid

    The one california kid Medium Load Member

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    Nah, cfi had one I seen it in Joplin one time, it was opened up and all the carriers were at the top and then it showed what they offered at starting and then what the current pay was. Wished I would've looked at the front of it and made a note. Man, I gotta stop thinking about trucking, and having a lot of regrets now. Well, I'm gonna go to Hawaii (if this video on how to rob a bank pans out) be safe out there.
     
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  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I wouldn't go to Hawaii even if offered an all expense paid vacation there.
    Go to some cool place such as Sanya Island and/or Saipan.
    Saipan is the largest island and capital of the Northern Mariana Islands, a commonwealth of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean.
     
  9. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Agreed, and I'll add if they don't have enough direct customer freight to keep you busy. I think if he can find small to medium size companies with mega capabilities, that's where the good money is.
     
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  10. TNSquire

    TNSquire Medium Load Member

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    That’s called doing your homework.
    There’s such a long list of companies that such a database would be out of date and inaccurate before it’s published.
    Simple way to glean that info in call those companies directly and speak with recruiting.
    Make your own list from companies that interest you.
    Your list will be different than mine, because my career is what i want and yours is what you want. I won’t bump docks, you might like that.
    I won’t do flatbed, and you might want to.
    I may have endorsements you don’t have, which opens doors that are closed to you, in theory.
    A company that may interest me may be of no interest to you, and vice versa.
    Make your own list and talk with companies that do the types of hauling that you’re interested in running.
    It doesn’t take long and you learn a lot about each company as well.
     
  11. drivingmissdaisy

    drivingmissdaisy Road Train Member

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    CPM typically varies with experience for all companies. That would be one complicated chart to take all options on pay into consideration for a bunch of companies.
     
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