pay scale

Discussion in 'Butler' started by Lourde Gothier, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. Rollover the Original

    Rollover the Original Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2009
    Here is their AUGUST 2010 ad in Craigs list! I sent them an email asking if you can opt out of the per diem and their reply was NO! So read this and see what your actual pay is then that oh so wonderful steal from you per diem! Why not just pay the full amount and forget calling that extra .09 a "per diem" I forgot to ask them how much they charge for the privilege of having that .09 taken out of your check? Yes it's forced if you need a job but do not want that per diem taken from your pay check so that your taxes at the end of the year are lower and you'll get better unemployment in case they fire you, or better pay on workers comp and best of all your social security will have more in it when you get older!

    Anyway the pay starts out at a staggering .23 for a whole mile! WOW where do I sign up or should I just click the link! ROFLMFAO! I made 23 back in 1992! What an insult! They almost are candidates for the Rollover BFI award!

    But here is the ad !!!

    Hiring Drivers Now (OTR Nationwide)

    Date: 2010-08-10, 10:56AM CDT
    Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

    Thank you for taking the time to take a look at Butler Transport. We feel strongly that we have a great opportunity to extend to our drivers.
    Since our inception in 1988, we have built a reputation of providing our customers with dependable high-quality transportation services. Headquartered in Kansas City, Kansas, Butler Transport continues to set itself apart from the competition by being truly committed to providing the absolute best for its driver associates. This commitment has allowed us to recruit, and more importantly retain, some of the best driver associates in the industry. As company President George Butler stated, " We found out a long time ago that it takes quality drivers to make a quality company."
    So if you consider your self a top-notch driver, and would enjoy the opportunity to work for a company that measures its success by first looking at the success of its employees- then you owe it to yourself to give Butler Transport a call.
    Currently Butler Transport feels it is offering one of the best pay packages in the industry today$.34 per mile to start. It breaks down like this: $.23 is a base pay $.09 is per diem, and $.02 is a bonus paid on the second Friday of every month provided the driver has run 12,000 miles or over, turned in satisfactory logs, and had no accidents. We just started the bonus program in November and we had twice the turnout than we expected which benefited both our drivers and Butler. We also have a raise schedule every 60,000 miles in which you get an automatic 1/2-cent per mile raise.
    Candidate Requirements:
    Class A CDL
    2 Years OTR Experience
    Compensation & Benefits:
    · Great Pay Package
    · 2007 and newer trucks (KWs, Peterbilts, Internationals, and Freightliners)
    · E-Z Pass / Pre-Pass
    · APU Equipped
    · Health/Life/Dental Cafeteria Plan
    · Prescription Plan
    · Per Diem Pay
    · Home Time Policy
    · Passenger Policy
    · Vacation Pay
    · 100% Lumper Pay
    · No Touch Policy
    · Cash Advances
    · 24-Hour Support
    · Layover Pay
    · Stop Pay
    · Safety & Longevity Awards
    · Qualcomm
    · In-Cab Email
    · Scheduled Pay Raises
    · And Much More......
    Additional Information:
    Call us at 800-528-7825 ext 229
    Ace Sims
    Driver Recruiting
    Butler Transport, Inc.
    347 N. James ST.
    Fax 913-321-2367
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  3. thelastamericanhippy

    thelastamericanhippy Road Train Member

    Jul 10, 2010
    jacksonville, fl
    We tried to explain this to the marine sergeant, kivikon or something.

    But as long as he can get 4000 miles a week, he didn't care !!!

    You know the story............
  4. Phantom1616

    Phantom1616 Bobtail Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    yes, do not go there! their trucks break down quite a bit. I know a team that used to drive for them and they were always broken down some where. DOT rating sucks, you get pulled into the scales every time.
  5. twowolves

    twowolves Light Load Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    my truck doesnt break down and I do not get pulled into any scales so "your team" must be talking junk
  6. twowolves

    twowolves Light Load Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    butler is pretty decent so far-good miles-back up their trips with another before or as you empty.have run from mass to southern tX so far.people are nice,shop is good.have run the 70,80,40.Have electronic logs which are totally the best as you can split log really easy.Only been with them a month and a half but better than any company have dealt with in many years.
  7. ButlerKC

    ButlerKC Bobtail Member

    Sep 22, 2010
    Kansas City, KS
    What most people do not understand in the per diem is that yes .23 is taxed and .09 is not. But when you add .23 to the .09 you get .32. YOU STILL MAKE .32 CENTS PER MILE. You are only being taxed on .23. This in turn means that on a weekly basis you put more money in your pocket because less is taxed, wow you would think that would be the greatest thing ever, the government getting less of you money. Yes I am an employee for Butler and would love to explain the benefits, plus the down sides of per diem to you, yes i will admit there are down sides to it, isn't there to pretty much everything. My direct line is 913-233-4229, i am in the office 7-4 central time.

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  8. roguecowboy

    roguecowboy Bobtail Member

    Oct 14, 2010
    Arkansas city Ks
    how many days do you have to work to get a day off, do you run mostly west or east, do you get payed practicle or rand-mcnally miles, and what are the trucks governed at?
  9. canuck in da truck

    canuck in da truck Road Train Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    western pa
    if you read it quick it almost sounds like a low paying job----at 32 cents per mile
    but when you consider that they are only paying you 23cpm, and the other 9 is actually money you would be getting back at end of the year at tax time---read it slow--and it is a very very low paying job----yes less is taxed ,because they are only paying you 23cpm--the rest is just an advance on your per diem
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  10. mrhoss

    mrhoss Bobtail Member

    Nov 3, 2010
    Ace you are the Man, I have been driving for 27 years and have owned and operated my own trucks not as many as you fine folks but a few, I for one am starting to think these young drivers have no common sense at all, not all but a few to say the least, I know first hand you folks at Butler run a top notch operation, I have worked for roadway and some of the biggest companys out there and you guys are first class all the way,and only hire Drivers who in return meet the grade, I Just contacted you folks and will be on a flight this tuesday or weds to join force's. hope to meet ya then Ace. :Transportation cost
  11. ButlerKC

    ButlerKC Bobtail Member

    Sep 22, 2010
    Kansas City, KS
    Well, thanks Mr. Hoss, when you get in to the terminal all you have to do is ask for someone to grab me and i'll come out and holler at ya.
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