GTA local hourly rates are garbage

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by Canadianhauler21, Jul 27, 2021.

  1. BigHossVolvo

    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    On the company side, its not a lot more on paper, but its A LOT less BS, and compared to open board OTR, you make it every single week. Not to mention, when you have somewhat of a schedule, you can cut your living on the road expenses to literally $0. I think I might spend $20/wk now vs God Only Knows OTR.

    Also most pike jobs get hourly in the yard/customers/docks, without that 2 hours free crap. (at least the jobs I looked into/currently have).

    But I do digress, i'm not from Ontario, so it very well could not be worth it out there. However, I would work for the same money, to get away from OTR IMHO.
     
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  3. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Medium Load Member

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    Trucking in Ontario is hardly worth it period.
    I cross at Sarnia and I'm so pissed off before I get to London I'm wondering why the hell I took the load home. And thats before the garbage rates trying to get out of there.
     
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  4. Western fleet owner

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    TransX gave us O/O s a raise. Our turnpike rates 1.48 a mile for Winnipeg to Edmonton. I heard their changing rates in Calgary for pike teams. The beauty of having pike trucks is that their dedicated runs No touch freight. companies like Arnold brothers and Canada Cartage will make you do other B.S
     
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  5. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Medium Load Member

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    You're doing the work of 2 trucks for less then the rate for 1 truck!
     
  6. liner

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    Is it any wonder company's pay the low rates they do when you have guys willing to pull 2 trailers for the pathetic rate of $1.48 cpm. Why would they pay more when they can still find guys to work for those rates.
     
  7. Western fleet owner

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    If you’ve been an owner op for multiple years , you very well know that’s how it’s been for years TransX doesn’t deduct plates and insurance and their fuel discount is amazing
     
  8. Western fleet owner

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    I’m not sure how you understand this situation, I’ve had friends in other companies with multiple units , they’ve tried everything to get raises. Even my self I’ve tried. But as an owner operator it’s really hard , thease companies are really adamant And if I’m doing this at 1.48 , it’s because their were 5 guys before me that were prolly doing it.
     
  9. liner

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    I understand the situation quite well since I've been in the business close to 50 years now. I myself would not work for those rates but if your happy working that cheap who am I to argue. Like you said its hard to get a raise and like I said why would they give you a raise as long as they can find guys that continue to work cheap.
     
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  10. BigHossVolvo

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    Bison once told me, they had 1 million pre-qualified drivers, around the world just waiting for a chance to get over here and work. So if I didn't like it, pack my #### and go. So yea, the rates are bad Canada only, but its either that or don't work. As long as you can do 1.10-1.30/mile net after fuel and deductions to your bank account. You can do ok.

    Is it great, hell no. But it will get existing equipment paid for. Would I buy another truck to do Canada only/LCV? Hard to say, but most likely not.
     
  11. mudflap77

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    Regardless of what deal you think you are getting. I would be willing to bet that TransX could pay 2 trucks 1.48 to haul those 2 trailers and still turn a profit.
    My insurance is roughly .11/mi could be lower but I typically only run 80,000 a year this also includes physical damage on my truck and trailer.
    Plates .05/mi. Rev avg for the year to the truck for all miles typically around 1.80 pulling 1 trailer.
    Believe me you are paying those deductions they just aren't on your settlement.
     
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