Off to greener pastures, is OTR heading over .60vpm? Going rate

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Lennythedriver, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Heavy Load Member

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    I swear they must hire psychics or something at these trucking companies anymore. The minute I left my company after three years I get emails daily with offers. One thing I’ve noticed is most of them seem to be offer me a starting cents per mile in the upper 50s and a few even over $.60 per mile. Is this the new trend? Now trust me, I know the hype and lies recruiters use, etc. But these are Genuine offers. Like come in and get started at 58-60 cents per mile. I chatted with one recruiter and he openly admitted they’re desperate for drivers and very shorthanded.
     
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  3. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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  4. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    That’s still not that great unless you’re getting 3000 miles a week. (Probably not). At a more realistic 2000 it’s $1200 a week gross. Not enough for me to bother living in a truck stop all week and driving their pile of junk.
     
  5. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    If you’re getting only 2000 miles a week Pulling a dry box something is seriously wrong. I did 98k miles last year pulling large oversize freight for customers that love to make us wait days for the loads to be ready.
     
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  6. drh72

    drh72 Light Load Member

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    Ask the recruiter what the median gross income was for all drivers last year. If they are truthful that will tell you everything you need to know.
     
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  7. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    We just got a raise to 53 cpm. Weekly average miles sitting at 2700 right now pulling food grade tanker. I stay out 6-8 weeks though.
     
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  8. CargoWahgo

    CargoWahgo Road Train Member

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    Happy for you guys.

    Get those quarters!

    Not A quarter!
     
  9. drh72

    drh72 Light Load Member

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    If that works for you, that is awesome bud!!
     
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  10. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    I have never, nor will I ever, fall for a mileage pay scam, god forbid these company’s realize THEY are the problem for why no one wants to work for them
     
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  11. Brettj3876

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    If yer doing it right that's all ya need to run
     
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