Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by Heavy D, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Heavy D

    Heavy D Bobtail Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Jacksonville Alabama
    I'm a prior military man and was of course lied to quite a bit before I signed up for the Army. So when I hear the word recruiter in any since, it makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. Do you ever get that feeling?
    Well anyways, I just wanted to share an ad that I found in the Sundays paper for your amusement...

    $700 wk Guarantee $48 to $56,000 per year Free Insurance Plus home weekends & more

    700 x 52 (no time off) = 36,400.00

    hmmm! Maybe their batteries in their calculator died...

    Hairs on my neck are standing up again....

    BTW, the company is Buddy Moore trucking. Maybe a mom and pop deal, not sure.

    Heavy D
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  3. Roadmedic

    Roadmedic Road Train Member

    Apr 4, 2007
    Sounds to me like they guarantee you will make the 700 wk. You can make more than that.

    I worked for a company doing a relay into Chicago that guaranteed 750 wk. I made more than the daily average some days, less some days. It was nice to have that buffer. Most weeks, the miles made up for more.
  4. terrylamar

    terrylamar Road Train Member

    Oct 8, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I don't know anything about this company, so I don't know if they are lying or not. I read their add differently than you are.

    To me it seems to say that you will get at the very least $700.00 per week and in most cases you will get more than that.
  5. dancnoone

    dancnoone "Village Idiot"

    May 6, 2007
    You have to take EVERYTHING with a grain of salt.

    Case in point. Large Major company makes claims of their drivers averaging $52K a year.

    While they will tell you they try to insure that their drivers maintain at least 9600 miles per MONTH with TOP pay being .42 per mile.

    I don't have to do the math for you, I'm sure.

    Look for their ad in most trucking mags.
  6. cutloose

    cutloose Light Load Member

    Jul 9, 2007
    all i can say is anyone tied to FFE... you will get it it sideawys, point blank and in your rear... stay away!
  7. low budget

    low budget Light Load Member

    May 13, 2012
    When companies say there drivers avg 52,000 a year there putting all there drivers in a pool including owner ops and lease drivers . Example if a owner makes 140,000 and a company drivers makes 35,000 then they can honestly say there drivers avg 87,500.00 gross a week. Get it
  8. drozzer69

    drozzer69 Road Train Member

    Oct 20, 2012
    Spring, TX
    K&B is another company that advertises about a guaranteed pay. I believe its 925 or 950 a week. To me that is a red flag. Kinda hard to believe they will guarantee you a paycheck for just sitting around waiting for work. just me saying......:biggrin_2554:
  9. Ghost Ryder

    Ghost Ryder Road Train Member

    Jan 3, 2013
    Your Mailbox
    The company might also give load and unload pay, as well as safety and attendance incentives. Not backing the recruiters here, but mileage rate isn't the only way companies pay their drivers.

    And you're right. Just like the military; never take a recruiters word as golden. Talk to some veterans and base your decision from what they say.
  10. dieseldanjr

    dieseldanjr Bobtail Member

    Apr 4, 2013
    riceboro, ga
    actually that ad is true, they haul alot of pipe from birmingham,al to the northeast or florida. you will start in b-ham get to the northeast by monday sometime, depending when you leave, after off loading you'll probably pick up a load of sheet rock, lumber, a crom load (sewer company from gainesville known as crom equipment rentals, [cer]) or a load from the one of the ports. you'll probably unload in ga, virginia, north carolina, mississippi, louisiana, texas or ohio, and get a load back or near birmingham. then you'll pick up a load from u.s. pipe, nucor steel, or gerdua steel and go home, and restart monday. also they bought a dry van outfit so now they do that with 2 terminals and they have let model equipment
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