R+L Carriers System Driver

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Gearbanger, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. Gearbanger

    Gearbanger Bobtail Member

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    Does anyone know how often the System Driver at R+L gets home?
     
  2. Tim_1326

    Tim_1326 Light Load Member

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    Been here 5+ years. Did night line haul for 4&1/2 years. 74,000 in 2014. Home everyday. Sat& sun nights off...5months ago switched to P&D(city driver). I'm @ 25.87/hr ..m-f 9am start time. Sat& Sun off & every major holiday off paid. Love it hear!!!!... Laid back family company. The owner will sit & talk to u & you'd never think he was worth millions.... Insurance is 78/week for family med, dental, vision. Was 52 b4 Obama care screwed up everything. Yearly safety bonus if u have no mishaps.. 600.00 and get it a few weeks b4 Xmas.... No complaints here. Left night line haul cause I hated working nights & wanted a life.... Money ain't everything, my family means more. Still will make 65K year working city & have a life... I work outta main head quarters in Wilmington ohio. .. Systems drivers I've talked to gross in the 13-1,500 week range... Can take ur 10 break in Wilm yard & take break at home if ur close to terminal... Team drivers ice talked
     
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  3. Tim_1326

    Tim_1326 Light Load Member

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    I've talked to are in the 1,500 to 1,800 week gross range. Get home every wkend
     
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  4. IndianaMike

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    Husband wife team here. Home 2 full days every weekend. On a dedicated run. Earn 1750 a week each. Love it here also
     
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  5. PaTom

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    Hey sorry I just saw this, I am a system driver for them and to answer your question you are home every weekend, BUT you never know what time. When I looked into it they said Mon to Fri and for the first 6 months that was basically true I was home almost every Fri night 12 to 2 am but about 6 months ago they started not getting me home till late Sat. afternoon I don't mind an occasional sat. but not every week. THEY ACT LIKE YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO BE HOME. Most of the dispatchers in central are completely clueless and are CLOWNS who have no Idea about how long it takes to get somewhere. I've been doing it for a year now with trucks that nothing works no APU for 8 months no electric for microwave,tv or coffee pot. still, in 30 years of driving I've NEVER worked for a company that ####s on their drivers this badly they expect you to do things for FREE and make the line hauls drivers sit around for HOURS I MEAN HOURS with out pay. I kept thinking it'll get better but it's getting worse I'm currently looking real scumbags here. Good luck.

    PS.Lots of long time employees leaving in droves, most of the old timers stay because they don't wanna change lots and lots of drivers with under 2 years ,makes you go hmmmm.
     
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  6. IndianaMike

    IndianaMike Light Load Member

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    I think it depends which terminal you run out of. Luckily our meet guy is usually on time. When we get back we have 2 and a half hours wait for load to be ready but we use that to get our shower and walk for exercising. We get back at 10pm and our cut time is Midnight. Usually get paperwork by 1230. I have heard nightmare from system drivers about delay time . Our shop is pretty good about repairing any thing wrong. Our APU quit working so our mechanic did an override on the idle.
     
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  7. xlsdraw

    xlsdraw Road Train Member

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    Anybody got a connection down here in Lakeland? I've got right at 5 yrs of OTR. Looking to try to break into LTL.
     
  8. IndianaMike

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    Go to rlcdrivers.com . You can apply if there is an opening in Lakeland. Don't need any referrals from an employee. Just need a good driving and work record.
     
  9. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    Conditions vary based on location
     
  10. Daniel55645

    Daniel55645 Light Load Member

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    Doesn't seem like very much. especially for teams. I know this was a couple years ago, so hopefully that number has gone up. I'm extra board at Estes and grossing about $1800/wk. I still have 4 more raises to go before top out
    Our teams are doing $2200+ All 5 days out 2 days home
     
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