New pay scale. woohoo!

Discussion in 'Watkins & Shepard' started by FRG1735, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Grouch

    Grouch Road Train Member

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    I may be a little off, but I dare to say that most LTL carriers in the northeast are paying around 50cpm or better, union or non-union. I have not kept up with it too closely, but most of the trips average around 400 miles or better. But most of the LTL carriers have gone to working the drivers a few hours on the dock, either before they leave or at the "turn around terminal" or when they get back. So the hours that they work the dock or work the yard are in addition to the miles.
     
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  3. hup

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    Those are the base OTR rates for van and flatbed. LTL deliveries pay extra for stops and unloading freight that makes up for the cpm rates.
     
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  4. CarRamRod

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    That is still low for OTR solo drivers as compared to even the bottom feeders.
     
  5. pandaboi

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    Hell yea!! I been w the company for a month and half!! Pretty excited to bump it up to 29¢ in couple weeks!!

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  6. Shiftin

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    Most of you are not looking at the big picture. With miles and stops I average anywhere from .55cpm to .75cpm. My highest was $1.10pm for one week. My yearly its about 65k. Take your mile pay and stop pay and divide into your miles for your cpm average.
     
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  7. FRG1735

    FRG1735 Light Load Member

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    All I know is Im happy with w/s, they treat me good, and give me plenty of miles, on top of that like others have said, theres drop pay plus bonuses, so its all good. Only one thing that I don't like, I wish they had an overnight dispatcher, but oh well..
     
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  8. pandaboi

    pandaboi Bobtail Member

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    Hey frg! Can u give me some tips for bonuses? I been following fuel stops route and less idle. Anything else?

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  9. FRG1735

    FRG1735 Light Load Member

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    Most of it has to do with what kind of truck you have and if youve been pulling heavy or lite loads. When I do pull heavy loads, I just try to keep my speed at around 60 mph (if I have the time). My older truck would get good mpg's, not sure about my newer truck yet. I idle like crazy and still get the bonuses.
     
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  10. walstib

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    That's just cpm, I was making over .50cpm when all said and done with bonuses and drop/stop pay...
     
  11. fisher guy

    fisher guy Road Train Member

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    that is low i took home $1,215.36 last week after taxes benny's and uniforms (i hate getting MY clothes dirty) and i was home friday night through sunday late night
     
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