So what is your LTL company paying?

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Northeasterner, Sep 14, 2019.

  1. Northeasterner

    Northeasterner Medium Load Member

    Apr 1, 2018
    Hey all,
    Been on with UPSF for a little while now, happy to report that starting pay is 28 bucks an hour due to the tight market here in the Northeast. Folks elsewhere in Chicago for instance still get 17$ to start.

    SAIA, Estes, ODFL, what do you peddle drivers get? Linehaul guys, what do you get? Our linehaul guys get 70ish cpm + hourly for drop and hook.

    It'd be good for us all to compare general wages so we know what is what. Remember: The more info about pay is out there, the better informed drivers are when they make decisions to switch and the more competitive companies ultimately have to be. So just post your #s below and let's work to increase transparency cuz I don't see too many straightforward threads about this.

    Just to add from talking with folks here in the Northeast USA:
    Ross Express drivers tell me they start at 25$/hr for a peddle run.
    LandAir starts at 23 (rolls eyes)
    XPO is supposedly 25-27$ depending on experience.
    R+L starts at 27.65 I think.
    Someone on another thread mentioned SAIA is starting as high as 30.65$/hr
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019
  2. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    $17 an hour in Chicago??? o_O

    I’m finding that one a little hard to believe.
  3. LPjunior1970

    LPjunior1970 Light Load Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    I thought UPSF was around $18 to start for P&D with the current contract.
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  4. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2019
    Valrico FL
    I started a lil bit ago with coca cola at $28. I don't really have a specific job tho. I line haul, deliver night bulk, hell even yard jockey and last week worked 3 days inside because everything was a mess because of the hurricane that never happened lol.
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  5. Jay5GS

    Jay5GS Light Load Member

    Jun 28, 2018
    23hr local No overtime DHE and linehaul 50cpm
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  6. cowboys12

    cowboys12 Bobtail Member

    Aug 13, 2019
    FXF here in the L.A. area top scale city drivers make $29.48 an hour O.T after 8 hours our line drivers here in Cali only are hourly making $37.02 an hour no O.T
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  7. jmz

    jmz Medium Load Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    FedEx Freight likes to make it complicated. There’s 4 different pay scales for different parts of the country, depending on cost of living and competition. Plus there’s the separate hourly scale for California linehaul drivers as stated above.

    In my area of the midwest, starting pay is $22.58/hr and it tops out after 3 years at $28.83/hr. OT after 8 hours in a day and 40 in a week. Linehaul gets $.5477/mi to start and tops out at $.6832/mi, with “fixed pay tasks” to cover non-driving work (30 minutes of the hourly rate to drop or hook, 15 minutes to fuel, etc).

    Supposedly they also increase the pay across the board once per year, but I’m too new to have witnessed that. Oh and we also have bonuses every ______ (quarter? year?) depending on how well the company does.
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  8. scott180

    scott180 Medium Load Member

    Dec 10, 2012
    Tooele, UT
    This is a great thread. The more information people have the better.

    I just saw a job offer for $0.43 a mile averaging about 2400 miles a week. You know someone out there is thinking $1,000 a week before taxes sounds great.
  9. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

    Sep 20, 2014
    That's the thing about entry level trucking with very low barriers to entry, for someone who's been making minimum wage, 1000 bucks a week sounds incredible.
  10. McUzi

    McUzi Heavy Load Member

    Jan 14, 2018
    I know of a specific terminal near Boston that was hiring in at $24 because they were having a helluva time filling the job. That city driver spot stayed open for the last 5 months even giving you a bump on the progression.

    $24 ain’t enough to p&d anywhere near beantown, and I’m not so sure $30 is either.
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