I've got a drug screen with JB hunt intermodal (Fort Wayne, IN) setup for Friday, looking for info

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by David Schwarz, Nov 29, 2023.

  1. David Schwarz

    David Schwarz Light Load Member

    Dec 16, 2015
    I initially felt that the pay sounded low when they were running through the breakdown of the job for me. I can't even exactly remember, and cannot find the info on indeed or anywhere. Indeed shot out that I was inquiring for work to a whole bunch of companies and my phone was off the hook. Hunt called me, and basically said that drivers average 86k and are home every day with 2 days off and the option to work 6 days. There is mileage pay, which I vaguely remember was said to be around 40cpm, but I'll be doing a lot of Chicago (with an automatic truck, which is the only time I'd like to have one, if I'm going to be doing a lot of a city like Chicago). My mind instantly went to 40cpm sounds low, especially with Chicago traffic, though my shift will start at 9pm, which is my preferred shift. After doing some research, I've notice a lot of people claim that this job actually pays really decent. There are other things I'll get paid for ($25 for every stop, but a lot of companies offer $50 stop pay but after the first stop so it also made me think that it was low at first). So, to end my rambling, my curiosity now is on where all the reviews and YouTube videos of drivers claiming the pay is great are coming from? Is there something I'm missing as to how a low local mileage based pay into a large city with traffic problems can actually calculate out to be decent in the end? Anyone on here got information that could help a guy based out of Fort Wayne, IN? I also want to add that this job is really appealing to me due to the potential to relocate, or even snowbird, but if it's slavery pay, then what's the point, I can make $20/hrs doing doordash in Santa Monica using a rental car.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2023
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  3. silverspur

    silverspur Road Train Member

    Sep 26, 2012
    Traffic shouldn't be a problem after 2100, but bullets might.

    Keep us posted.
  4. Bro_Dave

    Bro_Dave Medium Load Member

    Nov 5, 2013
    Those folks on YouTube are trying to get a referral bonus. Don't believe them when they say they're not. And recruiters don't lie.....
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  5. 86mechanic

    86mechanic Medium Load Member

    Sep 6, 2016
    Northridge, CA
    Yeah, you'll make tons of money doing that. That's less than minimum wage around here.
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  6. The one california kid

    The one california kid Light Load Member

    Oct 31, 2023
    Now that's funny right there!
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  7. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

    Jan 23, 2016
    Eastern Iowa
    Most of my career has been as a local driver in one capacity or another. I’ve done van, tanker, flatbed, a little bit of reefer, even some yard dogging. I don’t know much about JB Hunt, but I promise I would never do anything local in any area for anything other than hourly pay.

    These companies that boast about their stupid extra stop pay and live unload pay and drop and hook pay can blow all that out their arse. For me it’s hourly or bust!

    That’s just my opinion... LOL
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  8. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

    Jul 29, 2013
    Depending on how far away each stop is, you might be lucky to do 8 stops per night($200). How many miles? 100?(100 X .40 = $40). Stops close together is more stops, less miles. Far apart, more miles, less stops. $240 per night X 5 nights = $1200 before taxes. 52 X 1200 = 62,400. 52 X 1440(6 nights) = 74,880. That's IF your stops are close together and it's all drop and hook. 86K doesn't really sound doable unless you're doing trailer shuttles between two buildings close to each other.
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  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
    Any drugs you want tested send to-

    c/o TTR

    And we will test them.
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  10. MiFamilyGuy

    MiFamilyGuy Light Load Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    Here's my last 4 pay periods with JB. I'm not intermodel, but I do spend a lot of time in Chicagoland. I work 5 days roughly half of the time and another half day for the right load. I'd double check that mileage rate. It's hard to imagine any account only paying 40cpm.
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  11. Milr72

    Milr72 Medium Load Member

    Dec 16, 2011
    S W Missouri
    I was making more that when I retired from J.B. Intermodal (out of Kansas City) 17 years ago.
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