How's this for a job offer for a new driver?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Goldenfan, Mar 30, 2022.

  1. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    SOME of the above difference between drivers at the same company can be overcome by asking specific questions and not just asking questions like "do you like working here?" If you ask "how many miles did you get last week?"
     
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  3. LtlAnonymous

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    Unless the accessorial pay is good, you are looking at a $60,000 to $65,000 per year job.

    Weeks will be slow, there will be shipper and consignee delays, you might even get tired once or twice...$75k seems ambitious by the recruiter.
     
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  4. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Yes and even in that instance, I still won't necessarily tell the story. Trucking is moreso about an individual's know-how when it comes to knowing how to work. It's one thing to bare a job, but it's something else to know how to work. Guys have asked me questions about where I am at, for example. I can say so many good things about my company, but if a driver doesn't like to chase and run as many miles as humanly possible, it ain't going to be a fit. I like chasing miles. It is a game for me. I got a hunch this job OP is talking about is predicated on chasing miles. They're rewarding drivers for burning up these highways, at least that's my interpretation of the pay formula laid here. Now a driver has to look at that, and decide if he's OK with running that hard. Some with that company are and others maybe content with running 2300 miles weekly. It all depends. I just think no matter where you go, whatever you put into it, is what you'll get out of it.
     
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    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    That's good money, especially since he's not experienced in the tractor-trailer world. It'll only go up from there.
     
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  7. MonetaryWage

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    I’m new but have not accepted any jobs yet as I’m not hard up for cash right now. I really, really, really, recommend that you slow down (unless you need to get a check asap), and do the following:

    1) Download the Indeed jobs app
    2) Check the jobs section on here
    3) Check Craigslist
    4) Go to AllTruckingJobs website
    5) Google “Cdl jobs + your city” exactly as I typed it. You’ll see a drop down bar with jobs that aren’t on those other tools I mentioned.

    What you will do with these tools is search for jobs within 50 miles or so of your zip code. Write down the names of every company that you see, as well as read the descriptions on a few that are posted within the last 3-7 days.

    Take those company names and go to each companies website. They’ll usually have a way to search for jobs in your area. You’ll be surprised to find that maybe 30-40% of the companies will hire “new” drivers. You’ll also be surprised to find that some of the Megas, local home daily driving, and regional jobs pay good money — even for new drivers.

    41/42 cents a mile is mid tier. Some places will pay new drivers only 31 cents, but some will pay way more when you include additional methods of payments. Also how old are you? Can you lift things and work all day? If so, look into food service (places like Sysco). You could make $2k or more a week easy but they’ll work you like a dog.
     
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  8. Garththomas

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    If you look at it as a means to an end, meaning getting time in to get a better job then its a start but you will want a better paying gig once you realize the sacrifices you will be making. There is some excellent advice here so far.
     
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