ODFL Wild Run questions

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  1. Down_VA_I81

    Down_VA_I81 Bobtail Member

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    Hello,

    I've recently started at R&L carriers, but have an opportunity to sign on at ODFL as a wild driver. Just wondering if it's worth the swap. R&L night line runs are making about $240/night. R&L P&D starts around $25-26/hr. I don't really have an interest in doing P&D with either as my full time gig.
     
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  3. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Medium Load Member

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    I’d ask your SCM about system driving as a solo at R&L. They’re not common but I knew two that did ok. Solo System driver is R&L’s version of running wild
     
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  4. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    question is $240 a night good or bad for night ltl. i make $350-$450 a day where im at. depends on how many times i stop for tater wedges
     
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  5. jmz

    jmz Heavy Load Member

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    It’s bad. R+L is one of the lowest paying jobs for linehaul. I’m averaging $400-$500 per day at another LTL.
     
  6. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Medium Load Member

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    Some R&L runs are killing it, some suck. The rate he quoted is low. D St o much depends on seniority location and dispatch. Many R&lL linehaul guys are near or above that magical six figure mark. He could be jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Team/Solo sleepers are a different animal from M-F linehaul at R&L. The upside to M-F is no bagging out and no dockwork.
     
  7. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    lol. i lv em wedges
     
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  8. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    swift really has a good safety record.
     
  9. LPjunior1970

    LPjunior1970 Light Load Member

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    Running wild for OD I don’t see any reason why you couldn't make $350-$400 a night if you’re willing to run. Once you get up to speed with how they operate run hard but keep your hand off the cell phone while the trucks on motion.
    I wonder if OD wild runs get a 70mph truck or a 68 or a 65?
    Any OD drivers shed some light on this?
     
  10. Texas_hwy_287

    Texas_hwy_287 Road Train Member

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    @LPjunior1970 you would only get a 68mph truck if you have a run over 600 plus. Anything 500 and below you get a 65mph truck.
     
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