GTA local hourly rates are garbage

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  1. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Medium Load Member

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    Recently I started looking at hourly work since I hate how much unpaid work OTR is.

    Looked on indeed through atleast 20 pages of ads and I constantly see $21-$23 per hour. I have seen some ads for $19 per hour. Why anyone would drive an 18 wheeler for anything less than $25 an hour (local) is beyond me. I personally won't do local for less than $26 an hour. Cardinal health advertised a competitive hourly rate of $20.53 per hour. Seems pretty "competitive" to me.

    Why are local hourly rates so awful?
     
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  3. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    Because most drivers want or need to be home.
    They don't have to pay more.
    You being home everyday is the extra 5 bucks an hour.

    And just to really piss you off,
    Those are city rates.
    It's 13 to 16 bucks an an hour in the country.
    I live in the woods, it's 13 bucks an hour all day long.
    Dump trucks,cement trucks,log trucks.
    Your literally better of at Walmart.
     
  4. Team818

    Team818 Medium Load Member

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    Well you are home everynight and that comes with a price.... oh does it ever come with a price. Some of the customers are hard to please as well. Not an impossible job, but boy was I suprised how it really works. Working off the clock. Anyways you are correct. It should pay more, but the employers know you want to be home with your family, so a lot, not all, but a lot take advantage.
     
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  5. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Medium Load Member

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    Martin Brower $28.86/HR
    Sysco pays $28.15/HR but lots of physical labor.
    Tanker pays about $27 an hour. (West can)
    Praxair is paying $27.23an hour too.

    Just swinging doors doesn't pay worth anything in the GTA. I guess I need to get into something specialized
     
  6. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Just looking at some of the local trucking jobs around Edmonton most are in the mid-$20s. Logging and winch truck I see ads up ranging from $35 to $40/hr.

    Folks want easy. Making money means doing something most folks aren't willing to.
     
  7. upnorthwpg

    upnorthwpg Road Train Member

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    Yep. We’re over 30 an hour, 74 cents a mile, can’t get guys to stick. We work too hard.
     
  8. classicxl

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    unfortunately the GTA is over saturated with truck drivers and new canadians willing to work for peanuts and the rates are crap .dry van and reefer is only $20-25 a hr i know rosedale pays up to $25.50 a hr night shift .purolator pays up to $32 a hour if u get through probation and can deal with all the bs .a lot of the fuel companies want fuel hauling experience and i applied to west cam they don’t have very good reviews . on site fuel delivery although it’s a dz truck pays up to $30 but be warm crazy long hrs with on site fuel . i’m only getting $22 a hr ot of $33 after 9hrs with the mega i work for . supposed to get a raise in aug i like the company but the pay does suck and no way in hell im going otr so u just have to suck it up
     
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  9. sabresfan 76

    sabresfan 76 Light Load Member

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    I run out of Niagara Falls NY up to GTA everyday. How do regular people afford to live there? We get $24 an hour with OT after 40. Usually get between 50-55 hours a week.
     
  10. classicxl

    classicxl Light Load Member

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    you can’t on one income that’s for sure you need two . i’m up in orangeville and our housing prices are $600-$800 k since covid .Even east brockville, perth etc etc are getting into $100k plus over asking . only safe place is way north
     
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  11. AModelCat

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    I've honestly never understood the obsession with places like Toronto and Vancouver.
     
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