YRC pay minus 15%

Discussion in 'YRC' started by 18wheeler76, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Crazy37

    Crazy37 Light Load Member

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    Me too. I just don't see it happening. Even after these Consessions, they're having troubles making a profit. They're running out if gimmicks.
     
  2. G/MAN

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    Perhaps if we can get a new administration in the White House and new blood in Congress things will turn around. It may give business confidence and encourage them to start spending money. That will be better for everyone.
     
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  3. Crazy37

    Crazy37 Light Load Member

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    Agree 100%!
     
  4. 18wheeler76

    18wheeler76 Bobtail Member

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    thanks for all th reply's.It doesn't sound bad bringing home $850 wk on the bottom pay scale....on know I would start out on call,does anyone know if it's that 30 day thing,and then at 31 days you become a regular driver ?
     
  5. ACH1130

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    It's until you get a bid. You can call a number to find out where you are on the call list. Best to message Squonk as he would know more then me or skinny trucker
     
  6. skinnytrucker

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    You will be on probation for 30 days. After that you will be in the union. As far as how long you'll be on call well, that might be a while. It sucks starting out on the extra board but we've all been thru it. Sometimes you'll get lucky and a senior guy forgets to bid and you'll end up with a 550 mile bid. I'm a team driver in Chicago and I know a lot of guys in buffalo that say they simply can't handle all the freight they have right now. No matter what the naysayers will tell you it will be the very best truck driving job you'll ever have especially if you have a family.
     
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  7. cool35

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    If they are starting you at top pay it is probably because they are bringing you on as a casual? That's how they did it to me at Yellow in 2006. When they hired me full time my pay went down to the starting level and would take 2 years to get back to top scale.
     
  8. 18wheeler76

    18wheeler76 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the info,this is for a otr job where you stay in a hotel if your out over night,I do have a family and my son plays sports.I dont mind missing some games but he goes out of town to 2 differant tournaments and i refuse to miss those trips,do you think there will be a way to get off thos 3 days so i can go outta town with my family for the sporting event,if i tell them before they hire me ?
     
  9. G/MAN

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    If you want the days of it would be a good idea to make that known to the company before accepting the position. Even then there could be a problem getting home. Most carrier do their best to get drivers home as needed. However, when you are over the road, nothing is guaranteed. If you take the job it would be good if you could remind your dispatcher periodically.
     
  10. 18wheeler76

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    Does anyone know if yrc otr drivers work weekends ?
     
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