McFarland Truck Lines, Inc., Austin, MN

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  1. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    No way I'd pull for that kind of money.. sorry .
     
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  3. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    Didn't realize you lived in the Big O.. neighbor .. Iam in your neighborhood 4 or 5 times a week...lol
     
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  4. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    That is cheap ...maybe there was some sort of typo error... thats Crapcago 1099 rates...kinda makes sense why they only have 13... O/O's
     
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  5. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Back at ya ! I dont want to down on the guy at McFarland but if you want more info about where I am pm me .
     
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  6. DRTDEVL

    DRTDEVL Medium Load Member

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    I told you it looks cheap at first glance.

    We only have 13 O/O's because we're only really set up to have 10 of them. 4 company drivers decided to buy trucks last summer, thus instantly changing us from being in need of 1 O/O (lost one due to family medical issues) to having 3 surplus O/Os.

    With that level of satisfaction from the O/Os, they have no need to raise the rates.
     
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  7. DRTDEVL

    DRTDEVL Medium Load Member

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    In reality, this place is best for a company driver with 9 months to 2 years of experience, not seasoned O/Os. The company driver pay structure really favors them... especially drivers getting out of the military, as we will count their military driving experience. The company pay structure is as follows:
    <1800 miles = 0.53 for all miles that week
    1800-2399 = 0.55 for all miles
    >2400 = 0.59 for all miles
    In addition:
    0.01/mile safety per qtr
    $20/hr detention
    Additional stops are $30
    Cell Phone reimbursement of $25/mo
    $1250 signing bonus
    $2000 referral bonus
    $200 per clean DOT inspection
    Pet program
    Rider program
    6 paid holidays
    4 days sick pay (can carry forward to next year)
    3 days bereavement pay
    1 week vacation 1st year, 2 weeks at third year, 3 weeks at 10 years
    Life, AD&D insurance - company paid
    Medical, Dental, Vision plans available
    HSA
    401(k) with 50% match on first 5%

    The average company driver makes $75k/yr here... who else will pay that, plus all the listed benefits to a driver with only 9 months' experience? Or a driver coming fresh off active duty with a CDL and zero civilian experience? That is who I think would find this a great place to work, not someone who has been on the road for years and seen/done just about everything out there.
     
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  8. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Thanks for being honest but even if I was looking at making a change we would be miles apart on compensation, in 2017 I was at 1.47 on all miles and with freight rates since 2018 I'm in 2.50 range on all miles .
    The only Benny McFarland offers that my company doesent is a paid base plate .
    I dont mean belittle you but numbers are numbers .
     
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  9. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    Don't think I'am bad talking you I just say this.. I need XXX gross dollars per week to this truck.I think your a straight shooter and commend you for your honesty. as I said PM me at your Convenience..
     
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  10. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    You are right that is good very pay for a starting company driver and decent Benny's !
     
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  11. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    I've seen a bunch of your drivers when ever I'am fueling in town .. I will say they are Professional and don't act like dirtbags that I've run into alot .. they all seem to like their jobs ...thats just my opinion from the raft of them I've seen
     
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