How much will a rookie driver make at FFE?

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  1. Rooster1291979

    Rooster1291979 Road Train Member

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    I was usually between $600 and $800 a week. Less on weeks going home.
     
  2. Skunk_Truck_2590

    Skunk_Truck_2590 Road Train Member

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    FFE can shove their trucks up their arse sideways without any KY. Same goes for the fat, lazy ###, sob DM I had. Thank god for for being granted my own equipment and authority. Don't have to put up with BS like that anymore.
     
  3. cabwrecker

    cabwrecker The clutch wrecker

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    /chuckle
    And people dispute what I say...
     
  4. old scummy

    old scummy Light Load Member

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    I'm not any more. My last paycheck was more than 1k. Not this week, but next week will be easily 1k again.

    Best part? They fired my DM. No kidding.

    I stopped by the yard this week and heard that KLLM is going to make FFE charge detention fees for lazy shippers and relievers. We should get a cut of it.
     
  5. cabwrecker

    cabwrecker The clutch wrecker

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    Wouldn't count on it.
     
  6. Rooster1291979

    Rooster1291979 Road Train Member

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    Have to agree with this.
     
  7. Rockin-D

    Rockin-D Bobtail Member

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    Like any job, especially trucking, you'll earn more the more you learn. Most new drivers can expect to make upwards of 40 K their first year. It should go up from there. I think that most company drivers with a few years experience make around 50-65K per year depending on motivation. Depending on what you decide to do, team, train, lease, the numbers will adjust to your particular field. I think that most people that complain about pay, usually have not got everything figured out, when it comes to earning.
     
  8. cabwrecker

    cabwrecker The clutch wrecker

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    Please send me an invite to whichever company you made 40k at.
    I have a year + now am having difficulty trying to find that in major metros around me pulling anything from tanker to hazmat (and both.)
    20-25K is a reasonable expectation in your first year.
    Don't forget that the training in the form of getting your CDL and experience is worth money, but not much from FFE- frankly.
     
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