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Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by noobie flatbedder, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. noobie flatbedder

    noobie flatbedder Light Load Member

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    Has anyone ever heard of the company called ficel transport? They seem like a great company. They say $70-$95k a year. I'm talking about their Buffalo NY location. I know they have several others.

    Thank you
     
  2. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    never heard of them. be forewarned, many companies "say" what you "can earn"....but there are no guarantee's.

    your earnings are dependent on some factor's...

    1) LOADS AVAILABLE
    2) your place "in line" for the next load available
    3) your hustle or your failure to hustle
    4) how much time off you want to be home or on the road, earning that money

    always take "what they say", with a grain of salt when it comes to earnings.

    the high earnings could also mean you pay MORE for your health benefits, if they even have them available...

    this earnings posted, may be for the top tier of drivers they have, not the stumble bums that want to be home more than working
     
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  3. noobie flatbedder

    noobie flatbedder Light Load Member

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    I've texted the manager and he told me the amount of money and everything. He seemed like a straight shooter. Their like five minutes from my house.
     
  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    you have nothing to lose, just be forewarned, not all is what it seems to be..it's the way it is....

    wait till you put in a few years, you "sound" brand new to the industry.....then you'll "see" what i mean..

    good luck, keep us posted.
     
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  5. noobie flatbedder

    noobie flatbedder Light Load Member

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    Not brand new have four years experience. Worked at Peps as a delivery driver and worked at bakemark as a delivery driver also. But thank you for the kind words.

    I just talk amount the money cause I'm trying to make as most for my family. Has bakemark was hitting $80k
     
  6. starmac

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    Nearly all companies advertise what their top earner earns, it is just the way it is, most will never see the same amount, at least this one is giving you a range, so the lower amount may be realistic enough, maybe.
     
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    noobie flatbedder Light Load Member

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    It says on the site they pay 22% of the load percentage. Their insurance is pretty good blue Cross blue shield. They told me after I learn all the routes I can be put on the Buffalo to Detroit route (through Canada) which they said is $80k a year
     
  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    make sure you have what is needed to cross the borders.
     
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    starmac Road Train Member

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    It sounds like something worth checking out for sure. 22% seems low, and it depends on what their average rates are. I always started mine at 25 and went up to 30 in 6 months or less, BUT they were 1099 and no benefits, so 22% and benefits may be pretty good, especially if they have dedicated freight with good rates, meaning no sitting waiting on a decent paying load.
     
  10. FoolsErrand

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    BCBS was the best insurance i ever had in my life. And here its 25% of linehaul on a 1099 with nothing extra, not a cent. So 22% with bennies sounds great.
     
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