Working at YRC as a student driver?

Discussion in 'YRC' started by mountains938, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. mountains938

    mountains938 Bobtail Member

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    Yes I can move around freely, I don't have wife or kids I know about being on call and possibly being laid off that's why I posted the question in the opening tread so I can get some different info from other truckers, thanks for responding.
     
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  3. Jake Brake 15

    Jake Brake 15 Bobtail Member

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    You'll make good money with YRC. I've averaged 65k every year after the first. Learn what you get paid for and check your paystubs to ensure there are no missing runs. I've never found any missing, but a few drivers I know have.

    I like as much time off as possible. I probably could make 75 to 80k...but I enjoy my time off.

    One trick, as extra board, is call in before you get to the terminal and let them know how much time you have to drive. Many times they'll find more work for you.

    Pay is .59 per mile and 23.76 an hour. Garage, drop and hook, building sets, break down...is all paid for time.

    After 14 hours in a hotel is paid for time with a meal ticket after 17 hours. You'll learn...ask questions.
     
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  4. Jake Brake 15

    Jake Brake 15 Bobtail Member

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    Your usually home at least a couple times a week..sometimes more..sometimes less. Tell them you want to 'run'. Many time they'll keep you out...sometimes not. Depends what they need...you're extra board, get used to it. Lol!!
     
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  5. Jake Brake 15

    Jake Brake 15 Bobtail Member

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    Heck, if you need fuel before you leave, even that is paid for time as well as flipping placards if you have hazmat.

    You need all endorsements, doubles, triples, tanker, hazmat..all of them. Not experience, just the endorsements.
     
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  6. Scoot 1971

    Scoot 1971 Light Load Member

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    Actual answers to to the OP's questions.
    In the words of Martha Stewart, " It's a good thing".
     
  7. mountains938

    mountains938 Bobtail Member

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    Yes that dude annoyed me by not answering my questions.
     
  8. mountains938

    mountains938 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you Jake Brake for answering my questions, I appreciate the info, Just wondering if you got any information about the terminals in Chicago Nashville OKC just general questions like work environment time it may to get bid runs. Thanks in advance!
     
  9. Jake Brake 15

    Jake Brake 15 Bobtail Member

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    Chicago is usually hiring. They were running a CDL class in Hammond a couple of years ago; not sure if they still are. ABF. right next door to YRC's Chicago terminal almost always has a hiring sign out front..not sure how often they're hiring.

    Perhaps a Chicago driving will see this post to answer the other questions you have about it.

    Best I can tell you is apply online and see what pops for you.

    I know some out of Akron have 14 plus years and can't hold a bid. Then there's always the flip side where drivers in Cleveland land one in (I've been told) 2 to 3 years.
     
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