Reddaway

Discussion in 'YRC' started by reddawaydriver, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. ACH1130

    ACH1130 Road Train Member

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    Gonna have to agree with Cool35 on that. If you need to clear that kind of money then stay where you are. LTL is a good gig, but it takes time to clear that kind of money. I am a city driver and make any where from 650-800 a week after taxes, usually 45-55 hours a week, we do have guys who make well over a 1,000 after taxes
     
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  3. reddawaydriver

    reddawaydriver Light Load Member

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    On the extra board I only avereged 800$ a week. A bid is much better average about 1100 a week, its just hard to get a bid.
     
  4. Fattboy

    Fattboy Bobtail Member

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    Reddawaydriver,
    How long did it take you to get your bid run? Was the 800 a week take home or gross. I'm going over bills and might be able to make it work. Are you able to make plans if on the extra board? Or am I at their beckon call? I hear it will be mostly nights, which isn't really a problem. Thanks in advance.

    Cool35 and ACH, thanks for the input as well.
     
  5. reddawaydriver

    reddawaydriver Light Load Member

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    It took me about 6 months to get a bid. The take home was usually about 650-800 a week we made it work. Yes you are at their mercy every night except Sunday. But you can usually make plans on Sunday just call central dispatch and ask them if they are gonna need you.
     
  6. cool35

    cool35 Heavy Load Member

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    6 months for a bid? That's it! I was thinking 1-2 years. Maybe I'll get lucky in January then? How long you been there? Is your barn union?
     
  7. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    I am also a line driver. I pull in $1400 every two weeks (after taxes and 401k contributions). Like some other guys, I spend a lot of time sitting by the phone, wondering when they are gonna call me in.
     
  8. reddawaydriver

    reddawaydriver Light Load Member

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    Cool35

    I,ve been at reddaway for about 13 months so not that long. Getting a bid all depends on how busy your terminal is, and if they add any new bids. I got lucky and got hired at a good time when we added 4 new bids.I'm out of norcal, and at a union shop. I know down south it gets very busy up till christmas and then slows down until about the end of winter. We have quite a few drivers that prefer the extra board because they make more money. If you're high on the extra board you get called every night, but if you want the night off just pass it on down. Maybe you'll get a bid soon, or some guys I heard took them almost two years.
     
  9. cool35

    cool35 Heavy Load Member

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    I'm not in a union shop. There is only one yard down here that is. I heard it would be about 2 years at my yard to get a bid run. I also did hear it would slow down really bad in the winter. I don't get why they do the bids in January? That's when it slows to a crawl. There is one guy with a lot of seniority that only runs the extra board and he gets the most miles of anyone. There are 3 others on the extra board at the bottom. I'm number 2. I might be here a while. I'm not sure about how many bids will be coming up but I haven't heard any news yet. Kinda getting nervous with winter coming up.
     
  10. Fattboy

    Fattboy Bobtail Member

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    Well I don't know if I can take the pay cut and I'm pretty sure my old lady isn't gonna want me waiting by the phone 7 days a week. If I was just starting out or didn't have the bills I have, I'd go for it. That slow down during the winter really worries me. Right now I'm steady all year long. Thanks for the information guys.
     
  11. Radman

    Radman Road Train Member

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    Linehaul here. I'm extraboard been here for 5 months. I'm taking home since jun 800-975 weekly, last 2 months it's been 900's. Hopin by bid time in April to have a bid. My term has no daylights so I know when there usaully gonna call which I normally get a call so it ain't that bad for me. Until we get that 15% back in 2015 were gonna not appeal to drivers or they won't make it. It's definitely a hardship til you get that year in.
     
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