What Companies Are Currently Offering Guaranteed Minimum Pay Per Week?

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  1. BigTime1980

    BigTime1980 Bobtail Member

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    I've been looking to go back on the road, but am only interested in a pay structure that ensure that I will make over $1k/week. If I'm going to be gone for days or weeks and work 55-70 hours per week, I really don't think that's a lot to ask. It looks like companies across the board are offering lower pay, longer trips, and fewer (or no) guarantees. When I talk to them, they swear I can easily make $1600/week, but they're not willing to back that up with a guarantee. They want to offer mileage pay and a governed truck.

    I see a lot of "Top earners make $X", "Earn up to $X", and "average pay is $x", but no $x/hour, day, or week.

    I have too many bad experiences, being on short runs, spending long hours in docks, and not making any money to be willing to work for mileage pay. If I can't get a driving job that is not based on mileage pay, I'm going to get rid of my CDL.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Marten Transport has guaranteed weekly pay & excellent accessorial pays.
    • $1,400 Guaranteed weekly min. pay range
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  4. Opus

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    I think K&B as well. They keep showing up on my news feed.
    But I'd be leary of them all. There's always going to be some kind of caveat. Seems like anyway.
     
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    One driver on here said K&B is the real deal on guaranteed pay and he worked there for a few years. I don't know how that would work out for NY residents.
     
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    aramil248 Road Train Member

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    based on what I have seen. Also their website. To really get a lot. They want you minimum 2 months on the road Screenshot_20240328-200107.png
     
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  8. Thrasher28

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    GP Transco offers 1250/wk guaranteed. It used to be for a two week average when I worked there. Maybe they changed it. Basically just means that if a 1100 mile load rolls over and one week is 1900 miles and the next is 4000, it doesn't apply.

    Good company and I enjoyed my time there, but found a better fit elsewhere. I never received the guaranteed pay because it was never needed, so that's a good sign.
     
  9. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Some First Fleet accounts give guaranteed pay. First Fleet contracts with specific Georgia Pacific, Kroger, West Rock, etc. Each location is a specific contract, so the contract is different in each location. AFAIK, all contracts have some form of trip, day, week etc, guarantee pay... I cant promise ALL contracts do, but I know most do.

    They run dry vans & refers. They have yard dogs, city, local, regional & OTR positions.
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  10. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    Why would you get rid of your CDL? You worked hard to attain it and may have had to make a financial investment to get it as well. We all know trucking is cyclical with its boom and bust periods. I get your frustration, but in my opinion, if all you have to do to keep it is pass a medical exam, then don't get rid of it.
     
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  11. Chinatown

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    Foodservice company drivers make much more than $1000 a week and home every day.
     
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