New PTL pay

Discussion in 'PTL' started by L.A.toTX, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. L.A.toTX

    L.A.toTX Light Load Member

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    I saw advertised on their website that pay is at $850/week for training and "solo base pay UP TO $.65/mile." A little bit confused how base pay can be "up to" something. Thought base pay was the very least before bonuses added in. I am really curious if there are current PTL drivers who can shed light on this. Much appreciated, in advance.
     
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  3. Six9GS

    Six9GS Heavy Load Member

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    IDK for sure. But, it may be referring to the different milage rates most companies pay. At Swift, the cpm is larger if you have a shorter run, or if you are driving a reefer load, etc. It isn't a single rate all the time. Maybe the 'up to' refers to the top cpm rate for a short reefer load (or similar depending on how they structure their load rate).
    That would be my guess.
     
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  4. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    Hiring on as a non-experianced driver pays X.

    1 year pays Y

    2 years pays Z

    Up to 65 cpm
     
  5. L.A.toTX

    L.A.toTX Light Load Member

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    I forgot about companies having a sliding scale depending on the mileage run. Thank you for pointing that out. Your explanation makes sense.
     
  6. L.A.toTX

    L.A.toTX Light Load Member

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    That's not what ot says though. The website advertises that the base pay starting out is up to $.65 PM with no pay cap. I am inclined to believe that Six9GS's explanation is most accurate in this instance, based on what PTL's website shows.
     
  7. Turbodriven

    Turbodriven Bobtail Member

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    The .65 is the top base pay based on experience which you’d need 15 years for. I’m fairly certain they did this just to keep their old timers there and happy since a quite a few places are raising pay and no one with 15 years is joining PTL for otr. At five years you’re at .60, I’m about to hit 3 years and I’ll be at .55. This is for otr, they have regional and dedicated accounts now that have a different scale. For example their Miller Molson account starts at .60 I believe, regardless of experience. You’d have to talk with a recruiter to be 100% on any of this, they’ve changed things a lot since the start of the year.

    Any other questions I’ll try and answer.
     
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  8. L.A.toTX

    L.A.toTX Light Load Member

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    So you are a current driver at PTL?
    What is it like working there? Weekly miles, loads, accessory pay, dispatch, and home time? If you don't mind, can you give me a rundown on those topics, as it relates to PTL?
     
  9. Moronica

    Moronica Light Load Member

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    'Up to' usually means what the very top drivers get paid , in other words - not you
     
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  10. Capacity

    Capacity Road Train Member

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    You aint worth 850 a week Newbie
     
  11. L.A.toTX

    L.A.toTX Light Load Member

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    Who are you and who asked you for such an opinion?
     
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