Why do CDL B jobs pay the same as a non cdl driver job ie amazon?

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  1. chuckstro

    chuckstro Bobtail Member

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    I was scrolling through indeed and saw that some CDL B jobs aren't really paying that much different than non cdl delivery drivers at amazon. Why is that????? in fact, I saw some amazon drivers starting pay was better than the CDL B jobs I saw
     
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  3. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    Supply and demand, I guess.

    Depends on your location, and what CDL-B jobs are available.

    I've seen people humping packages out of an Amazon sprinter, and I sure wouldn't want any part of that.

    Working like UPS for 1/3 of the pay.....
     
  4. chuckstro

    chuckstro Bobtail Member

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    saw an CDL B job offer like 20$ an hour then saw amazon offer 20.50 an hour lmao
     
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Right, and location. If you're in a dead area, the pay will be low. If you live in BFE, then you need to move.
    Move to Nevada or Arizona or South Dakota and you'll get a big pay raise and no state income taxes.
     
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  6. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    That’s how they lure in the suckers
     
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  7. Iamoverit

    Iamoverit Medium Load Member

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    You can't expect every single employer to pay the same. All operations are different. Also consider there are ways to pay that aren't hourly per se. What are the health insurance benefits? PTO? Vacation? OT? It's all compensation in kne form or another.
     
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  8. chuckstro

    chuckstro Bobtail Member

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    im actually expecting CDL jobs to pay more than a non CDL driving job
     
  9. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Because the class B license is very easy to get. It is just a step above no license.

    Because of that fact, anyone can drive a straight truck which is cheap freight.
     
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  10. chuckstro

    chuckstro Bobtail Member

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    "anyone can drive a straight truck" not in my state. Bad drivers here, that can't even drive a regular car
     
  11. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    A Class B job is hardly a CDL job. Pretty much the lowest barrier into the trucking industry and easiest license to get other than your regular license.
     
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