Pay for hauling hazmat

Discussion in 'Hazmat Trucking Forum' started by Champion bulldogs, Apr 27, 2024.

  1. Champion bulldogs

    Champion bulldogs Bobtail Member

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    I am thinking applying for a job hauling different chemicals. Driving tanker and 53ft van. What is the typical pay for hazmat drivers? Typical working hours? This position says probably 1-2 days will have to stay out.
     
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  3. Someguywithquestions

    Someguywithquestions Bobtail Member

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    Depends, can't speak much on it myself but when I ran for a mega's reefer division I know they paid an extra .02cpm for a hazmat load. .46 cpm standard, so .48cpm otr hazmat.

    Wasn't worth the effort and it was forced dispatch so if you got a hazmat load you had to take it. Refused to get my hazmat while I was there.

    Where I'm located, inland northwest; most fuel hauling job offers I got was like 25/hr, no OT split pay. Washington requires OT after 40 so most companies I've seen offer hourly for load/unload and mileage. Most of those mileage rates were .50-.55 cpm.

    CHS for example was 60 hours a week and 60k a year or so. Mandatory weekends. Healthcare was decent supposedly. Another fuel hauling place, can't remember the name was based out of Idaho somewhere. OT after 50 hours, no split pay, 2-3 days overnight and paying 26-27/hr. Drivers did around 55hrs a week. Sleeper cabs class B trucks pulling a pintle dolly pup.
     
  4. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    For over 40 years I've witnessed the astonishment as new guys learn that Haz Mat usually doesn't pay all that much more.

    Even after 9/11 and the TWIC and Hax Mat background stuff got implemented and there really wasn't a diference.
     
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  5. Champion bulldogs

    Champion bulldogs Bobtail Member

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    That's what I am so shocked about. Unwould think with the more risk there would be more reward. Most ltl companies pay in the mid $30s I would think hazmat would be at least that.
     
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  6. Someguywithquestions

    Someguywithquestions Bobtail Member

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    You'd also think working 70 hours a week for 52 weeks out of a year living in a rolling closet with less amenities than a jail cell would pay more than 50k a year too. Yet there's hundreds of thousands of drivers doing just that.
     
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  7. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

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    What is split pay in this context?
     
  8. Someguywithquestions

    Someguywithquestions Bobtail Member

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    Hourly for all time worked. As in no mileage for driving then hourly for loading. It's a more fair pay scale
     
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  9. Whiteout out West

    Whiteout out West Bobtail Member

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    I make $31/hr with overtime hauling fuel, 5am-5pm Sunday-Thursday, 60 hrs/week and I can work up to my 70 if I want, home every day. Those who say hazmat doesn't pay more don't know where to look. On pace to make $120k this year.
     
  10. trkrjim

    trkrjim Light Load Member

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    .732 and actual hub miles delivering paint for Sherwin Williams. Only about 50% of our store loads are placarded. Paid for d/h and unloading which averages around $130 a load. Could be 2-5 stores on a trip. More when it’s slow and the orders are small. 4 nights out and no weekends or holidays and made over 125k the last couple of years. Interesting side note is all the drivers are paid the same. There’s no scale, everyone starts at the top
     
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  11. Deadwood

    Deadwood Heavy Load Member

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    The people who say hazmat doesn’t make more are the same ones who demand that you chew up understanding, reasoning and truth and spit it in their incurious stubborn little mouths like a baby bird, fighting you the whole way you try to direct them to a better life.
     
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