Schneider per diem

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  1. scythe08

    scythe08 Road Train Member

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    *Edit * Im basing my opinions, based on your username, that youre with an LTL company. If Im wrong, just ignore me amd Ill let my shame deal with my mouth.*

    I agree, but to be fair, you cant compare LTL to truckload. LTL is a vastly different business model than Truckload and can afford those wages. When youre hauling 2 or 3 pups with anywhere from 2-20 separate shipmemts per pup, that is ALOT more revenue per trip than the one load in a dryvan.
    I've worked ltl docks for years and drove for a local carrier 10 years ago making about.50. We got paid by the trip, but that's what it equalled to. I did it for 6 months and was absolutely miserable at the barn I was at, running Wyoming or northern Utah graveyards in the winter.
     
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  2. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Light Load Member

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    My name was accurate when I first joined the board, but I have since moved on to browner pastures.

    .50 per mile is quite nice, but if the working conditions sucked, then it's not worth it. I had to take a huge temporary pay cut to come here, but the culture is so much happier now that I don't even miss my old job.
     
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  3. LtlAnonymous

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    Oh, I forgot to say. I think if the industry stood up to the shippers, and basically demanded that they pay proper rates for freight, then $0.40 per mile wouldn't be unattainable.

    As it stands, the mega carriers have essentially turned into Walmart, where they ship things so cheaply that they have to rely on volume rather than making a decent profit on any one load.
     
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  4. scythe08

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    Speaking of browned pastures, isnt yours guys contract up this year or next? Going to be interesting to see what the new one will be. I spent 3 and a half years at the slc UPS hub and I had about another 3 before I could even get a driving job. The feeder drivers pretty much have to die before you get into a spot there lol
     
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  5. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Light Load Member

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    Things are a little different here. One or two rounds of seasonal work, and you get hired as a line-haul feeder driver as long as you don't screw up.

    It will be interesting to see what happens, but the company is strong and profitable, so hopefully we can maintain a good relationship with them.
     
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  6. trkrjim

    trkrjim Light Load Member

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    It's .43 cpm + .07 per diem. It's not hard to take, especially when it's off of the hub miles. $1,600 a week is easy and off weekends.
     
  7. Goldmiker

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    That's the real per diem, not the way the trucking industry tells you. Don't be a fool. Per diem is to pay for your expenses when you're working out of town for a company, meals lodging and other expenses that you have when working out of town on top of your full pay, kinda like a bouse for you to work out of town.
     
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  9. Goldmiker

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    That's exactly what per diem is, its to cover all expenses while you're away from home doing work for a company. Its kind of like a bonus to get you to work out of town for the company with out them paying you more on your wages. I know because i got my regular pay plus 120 a day for expenses like meals,lodging and other expenses that if i were at home i would not have. Don't let the trucking industry fool you, per diem is not the way they tell you.
     
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  10. MysticHZ

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    Per diem isn't pay. It is a tax deduction.
     
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