Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by JNM90, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. JNM90

    JNM90 Bobtail Member

    6
    6
    Oct 13, 2020
    0
    Hello everyone, this is the first time posting here but I had a question about my current job and hope I can get some good advice. I am currently working for a small trucking company that transports wheat midds. This is my first driving job after getting my cdl last year in June. I have been working now for almost 3 months and am curious what you all thought about my pay. I am getting paid currently 28% of what the company makes per load and this is supposed to go up to 30% at 6 months. My average paycheck for a week is around 850 but it seems like I am working a lot of hours for that, usually 60+. I know I need to get the experience to get to the better freight and I also have baggage of my own like probation, and an at fault driving accident on my record from 2018. Any thoughts?
     
    Just passing by Thanks this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Just passing by

    Just passing by Heavy Load Member

    994
    2,588
    Feb 25, 2017
    Mississippi
    0
    Considering your "baggage" I would say you're doing pretty good. Stick around for one full year then reconsider your options. Stay safe and keep your driving record clean. Best of luck!

    P.S. is it $800 take home? Is it a local job?
     
    snowlauncher and JNM90 Thank this.
  4. GoneButNotForgotten

    GoneButNotForgotten Medium Load Member

    672
    904
    Dec 30, 2009
    Roxboro, N.C.
    0
    Any benefits currently? Any long time drivers at this company? Year around work? Home everyday? Close to your house? Etc., etc.
    A lot goes into whether you are getting a decent deal or not/
     
    Just passing by Thanks this.
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    46,696
    74,704
    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    0
    You can make a lot more somewhere else, even with the felony.
    Try this company where paychecks run from $1000 - $1500 weekly plus benefits.
    Magnum has their own cdl school and also hires new cdl school grads and drivers with little experience. Drivers with some baggage are hired.
    Can take pet and rider with you.
    `
    Magnum Companies | Innovation With Value
    Home - Magnum Companies
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2020
  6. Feather.579

    Feather.579 Bobtail Member

    32
    24
    Sep 23, 2020
    0
    How often are you getting home? Major factor right there. Personally, you need to stick out your first year at one company regardless of baggage. You HAVE baggage (accident is bad baggage) so you definitely HAVE to stay at your first company for a full year. Your pay isn't horrible, but it isn't great. I'd just mention to your DM that you need to have a bit more coming in (don't complain, come with a positive attitude) and see if they can make it happen for you.

    I.E "Hey there, I am trying to elevate myself financially right now and purchase a home (or whatever) and I am wondering if there were any improvements you thought I could make in order for me to bring in more money each week? (Listen, recap what they say, if they say nothing, or after recapping pop back with) Ok great! I appreciate the advice and you guys working with me. I am going to start working on those things right away, would you guys also be able to work with me on finding a few better paying loads so we can both make this happen?"

    Recap: Being nice and professional will get you 10x further than being rude. Your pay is OK, especially w/ the baggage. First year you must stay w/ one company.
     
    JNM90 Thanks this.
  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    46,696
    74,704
    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    0
    Which state do you live in?
     
  8. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Light Load Member

    288
    678
    Mar 13, 2015
    LOWER 48
    0
    Stick it out a year. How long is probation.
     
  9. JNM90

    JNM90 Bobtail Member

    6
    6
    Oct 13, 2020
    0
    It is mostly local, I go out of state but still home every night. I have to hold my own taxes.
     
    Lonesome Thanks this.
  10. JNM90

    JNM90 Bobtail Member

    6
    6
    Oct 13, 2020
    0
    About a year.
     
  11. JNM90

    JNM90 Bobtail Member

    6
    6
    Oct 13, 2020
    0
    I live on same road, home every night, it's only 3 drivers 2 being owner and myself and other guy has been with company for a while. No health insurance or anything like that unfortunately.
     
    GoneButNotForgotten Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted