Second job offer

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Kingty9183, May 25, 2021.

  1. Kingty9183

    Kingty9183 Light Load Member

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    OK so a friend of mine pull a few strings and I was offered a second job today by USA Truck. Originally I was hired by Roadtex to run team reefer coast to coast. However USA truck is offering to train with for a month then hand me my own truck. With Roadtex I will be earning $.55 a mile with 3000 miles guaranteed but it’s team driving. USA truck I’ll be a solo driver after 30 days but only making $.44 a mile. Should I stay with my original offer or should I jump onto USA Truck? I have to make my decision within a day or two because both companies want me at orientation next week
     
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  3. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    Do you want to be stuck in a truck 24/7 with another dude or not?
     
  4. Kingty9183

    Kingty9183 Light Load Member

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    Not really but that job pays significantly more
     
  5. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    Are you sure the $.55 per mile isn’t split between two drivers? 3000 miles is nothing in a team situation. 5000-6000 would be more like it. There’s no chance that you’ll be making $.55 per mile. $.275 per mile would be more like it.
     
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  6. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    yes, it pays more, but the truck is nearly always running. meaning truck stop for showers and food, will have to be worked out between the 2 of you.

    i did team in my first year, then i threatened to quit, and was given my own truck, and i ran my butt off.

    made more money on my own, then with what you might end up with, a crusty underwear wearing, smelly, slob of a co-driver....

    i'd NOT team UNLESS it was a family member or spouse.

    the only "acceptable" time to team, is when you are in training, then GTHO...!!!!!
     
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  7. Chinatown

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    One big benefit with USA Truck is the "Self-Dispatch Program" that lets drivers pick their loads.
    I don't know what you have to do to qualify for that program, but you can ask. Maybe check and find out if that program is still used.
    Either way, personally, I'd go with the solo driving with USA Truck.
     
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  9. Kingty9183

    Kingty9183 Light Load Member

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    Yes I’m sure each driver gets $.55 per mile I know several people who have worked for this company And they all tell me the same thing
     
  10. mitrucker

    mitrucker Road Train Member

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    That’s rare to say the least.
     
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  11. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    If each driver gets .55 cpm, that's great pay. Probably run 6000 miles weekly. That's about $3300 for each driver weekly.
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    Even if you split .55 cpm you'll still make about $1600 for each driver, just with cpm pay. That doesn't include accessorial pays.
     
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