Hear Ye Hear Ye Version OD

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Dave_in_AZ, Mar 5, 2021.

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  2. Bill51

    Bill51 Heavy Load Member

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    Heh. They ain't stupid. They're gonna poach from other LTL companies.
    That's how I got the current LTL gig. The smaller company I work for has been losing drivers to one of the national outfits. Think it was a one guy went, then brought in his buds one by one. The smaller "family" owned two, three and four state outfits are gonna have to raise pay or lose experienced drivers.
    Supply and demand finally working right for a change.
     
  3. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    Are those usually team driving? If so, no wonder they have to pay $99K.
     
  4. jmz

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    FedEx Freight is also on a hiring spree, though they aren’t putting out press releases about it yet. Over 500 driver openings listed online, and some of them are looking for multiple hires. Off the top of my head, I know of two terminals that are each looking for 12+ more drivers.

    Nope, OD is mostly solo and home daily.
     
  5. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    :laughing-guffaw::laughing3: That will be the day,,
     
    bzinger Thanks this.
  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Teams make well over that for each member of the team.
    $125G - $150G for each driver in the team.
    The $99G being advertised is for a solo driver.
     
  7. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Forgiveness, please, but do you actually think a solo driver is going to make NINETY-NINE GRAND?? I think, those rates are for their absolute best years ever, and your results may differ,,,greatly, especially in square 1. In all my years, the absolute biggest BS line in trucking was how much a driver made.
     
  8. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    10 years ago I had a linehaul driver at FedEx Freight make that much......I know. I saw his paycheck.
    ABF is advertising in Indy for a $7,000 sign on bonus paid on the first day.
    I think all of this portends to a very, very good year in trucking.
     
  9. Tundra670

    Tundra670 Bobtail Member

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    I’m a solo line driver and this is what I make working 94hrs in 2 weeks Monday-Friday home everyday and we’re still in the slow season. Not trying to brag here just trying to give you guys an idea of this type of gig.
     
  10. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Yes, several on this forum make that. This is 2021 and times have changed.
    Another difference is LTL or Line Haul is basically package freight, so each customer that sends a package on that load has paid a premium price for that one package. A set of doubles, carrying thousands of individual packages adds up to a lot of money.
    The companies make enough on each load to pay the drivers well.
    The LTL/Line Haul driver does a drop & hook, usually, at a terminal, then the dock personnel sort the load for the City/P&D drivers to deliver to the customers.
    That's as simple as I know how to describe it.
     
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