USA Truck Questions

Discussion in 'USA Truck' started by vbob, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. vbob

    vbob Bobtail Member

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    I have some specific questions.

    1. Their web site says .24 to .36 cpm over the first year. Is that scheduled at .1 cpm per month increase?

    2. Do they pay practicle miles or HHG?

    3. Is that Per Diem or non-Per Diem?

    4. I've read here that you can't use an inverter. Is that just the wiled in kind? What about the small ones that plug into the cig outlets?

    5. If you don't want an auto shift can you request a truck with a 10 speed?

    6. Do they have forced dispatch? I wouldn't turn anything down but NYC if I could.

    It seems to be an alright company for newer drivers.

    Thanks ya'll.
     
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  3. NCnewbee

    NCnewbee Bobtail Member

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    as far as inverter its ok as long as its not hard wired.

    They go to NY but not in the city.

    The truck you will get is luck of the draw. It was policy to atleast for the first 90 .

    days it wold be a ten speed man. But I have seen new drivers leave in autoshits.

    You will not get paid Practical miles. I dont know what they use but figure on 10% off real miles.
    Solo drivers begin at 26 cents per mile. At 3 months, pay will increase to 27 cents. At 6 months, pay will increase to 30 cents and at the end of 1 year, mileage pay will be 34 cents

    That pay is the 2009 year. In 2008 you started at 27 cents and it went from there

    I hope that helps
     
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  4. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

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    ####, when i started there in early 07' it was 28-36 over the first year
    NO INVERTERS PERIOD
    10% is a good # to use LOL
    zip to zip i believe it is
    luck of the draw...YUP some rooks leave in a new prostar LOL
    all in all, USA did OK at getting my feet wet. but i HEAR alot has changed:biggrin_2554:
     
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  5. DBL_TIME

    DBL_TIME <strong>"Two Mints in One"</strong>

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    I'd like to see in writing where that rule changed.

    We also go into the city but it is not forced and you are paid $100 extra.



    They pay zip to zip.


    At the beginning of 2008 the pay was .28-.36cpm it changed to .27-.35cpm about mid year and this year is .26-.34cpm
     
  6. DBL_TIME

    DBL_TIME <strong>"Two Mints in One"</strong>

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    Per Diem at USA is .0225cents. In other words if you were starting at .26cpm and took the per diem you would be getting .2375cpm. It would show on your stubb as .1375cpm and then .10cpm substinence. The .10cpm is your non taxable income. Basicly you're paying the gov .0225cpm to say you only made .1375cpm.
     
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  7. Sixwheeler

    Sixwheeler Bobtail Member

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    I am looking to go with U.S.A. truck through Driver Solutions.I hope I do not have to go to Canada.
     
  8. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

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    USA KEEPS that extra 2 1/4 CPM they SAY because they have to pay "extra taxes" or some BS. but they actually pay LESS when you choose PD. because their portion of medicaid social security tax etc is LESS.
     
  9. cjoe85

    cjoe85 Light Load Member

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    And you have to watch them too. When I first started they gave us the whole run down on the per-diem plan, and then gave us a form to either elect to enroll or not to enroll in the plan. I chose not to enroll, but on my first check on the road, it showed me on the per-diem plan. Then when I called payroll to complain, I was told that I'd have to wait until the beginning of the next quarter because I had been on per-diem for more than one check. I had been on the road for three weeks, and couldn't see my pay breakdown, so I didn't even know that I was on the per-diem program. So just be careful. And don't forget to have fun!:biggrin_25525:
     
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