KLLM pay increase--biggest in the company's history

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  1. lual

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  3. jason6541

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    #### I haven’t seen a KLLM (KINKY LOT LIZARD MOLESTER) trucks in quite sometime thought they went belly up.
     
  4. Wasted Thyme

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    I hate when they use % instead of real numbers.
     
  5. Grumppy

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    If it sounds too good to be true...............

    I'm interested to see/hear what kind of lies are buried behind what we're being told here. I think we'll soon find out this is going to be full of holes before its all over with.

    Experienced Applicant: Yeah, but I read on Fox Business that you're paying $120,000 in the first year!?

    Recruiter: Yeah, well..... ummm... that's only if.........
     
  6. bryan21384

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    They did use real numbers. Go farther in the article.....rookie drivers can jump from 48k to 70k, in their first year. Now if you're talking about experienced drivers, I think the industry average is about 70k, add 33 percent to that number, you're looking at about 90k-ish.
     
  7. bryan21384

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    To their credit, they did say a driver has to "really be willing to hit the pavement." I don't think it's going to make anything better in terms driver recruitment/retention. I don't mind sacrificing my normal life for the betterment of my family, but more people are little more selfish. They will say "What good is making all that money without being able to enjoy it?"
     
  8. Wasted Thyme

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    That is not real numbers. They always say that, too. Real numbers are 40 cpm or $1.04 a mile.
     
  9. bryan21384

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    Those are real numbers. The cpm don't mean a thing. It's about the miles. 70k weekly is roughly around 50 cpm at an average of 2700 miles or so. If they are saying rookies can make that, KLLM clearly has the freight to make it happen. Drivers get too caught up on cpm. That means nothing without freight and miles, which I'm concluding they have. Drivers have to do a little bit of brain power when they read this stuff. KLLM travels all 48 I believe. 50 cpm for a rookie.....I'm thinking experienced drivers may be getting more towards 60 cpm.

    Then the they're only going up marginally for regional and ICs. That's telling me that they aren't hurting that bad for those positions. The steadiest most surefire way to make money on this industry is to get out here and burn up the highways, and these companies are doing everything they can to make it happen.
     
  10. Lostmykey

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    Starting pay went from 47 cpm to 60 cpm (70 max with experience). They are also switching from hhg to practical miles. As well as paid home time. Hometime is accrued at 2 days per 7 out; it was said a $100 per day off for all days accrued. So have 14 days (accrual cap) but only take 4 days? $1400.

    I was off for an injury in 21, but my first full year with them in 2020 was 53k (detention, layover, holiday bonus included) on about 108k mi. So convert the hhg to practical, I don’t know what’s a reasonable comparison so just gonna skip it. 108k x .60 = 64800, add in paid hometime, hypothetically 52 weeks x 2 days x $100, it’d actually be less than that cause you can’t accrue hometime while on hometime. It’s just for simplicity… and it’s still over 70k.

    This is also without any productivity bonuses. Which I was so bad my first year that I only got it once or twice. And that’s with hometime, I sure as hell didn’t stay out 52 weeks in 2020.

    Edit: starting pay in 2020 was 45 cpm.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2022
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