Please help me out with this one

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Buster, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Buster

    Buster Light Load Member

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    I was offered a driving job with a mom/pop milk hauling buisness. They have 4 trucks. Im new at trucking. I got the job if I want it BUT, the pay is $12.50 an hour :biggrin_2552: and what the call "Spiffs" ($20) for waiting at the processing plant. The hours are about 50 hours a week. Nice trucks, nice people. They tell me thats the "farming industry". Should I do this just for the experiance?? Then move on in 6 mos?? It is local and all day time work. Home every night.:biggrin_25525:
     
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  3. IROCUBabe

    IROCUBabe Road Train Member

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  4. broncrider

    broncrider Road Train Member

    jump on it

    home every nite, decent wage, consistant hours and tanker experiance to boot?

    JMHO
     
  5. Biker

    Biker Medium Load Member

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    No kidding! I'd snag something like that in a heartbeat if it was offered to me! :)
     
  6. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

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    I'd jump on it.

    When you do the math, you'll make more than a lot of OTR drivers are making now. As you won't have OTR expenses to deal with.

    Of course, the big guys won't recognize it as OTR experience. But who are they anyway?
     
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  7. chief

    chief Heavy Load Member

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    he's probably assuming that $12.50/hr isn't much money. the first local job I tried out for (about 3 years ago) offered a whopping $9.50/hr to deliver (and hand unload if necessary) lumber. if you drive regional or OTR, plan on aout $7-8/hr or LESS.
     
  8. 12 Wyoming

    12 Wyoming Light Load Member

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    If you don't have anything better, go for it. The nice people and trucks part is worth a little too. And that experience thing Bronc talked about.

    At least it's a decent job. More than some people have these days.
     
  9. IROCUBabe

    IROCUBabe Road Train Member

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    If I were YOU I'd take if I were me I'd be looking for 15 >.>
     
  10. Buster

    Buster Light Load Member

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    Well, Id like to get more money too. Hell, $12.50........Yes, O/T over 40 hrs. I was thinking just like all of you. I also have an interview Wed for driving a straight truck, $16.00 an hour......####, I want to drive the big truck.
     
  11. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

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    That milk truck will ALWAYS be running. Farmers get subsidies. Most straight truck companies, don't.

    I would give up $120 a week, for a guaranteed job. You will eventually get a raise I assume.
     
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