yrc road driver

Discussion in 'YRC' started by gfs2014, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. gfs2014

    gfs2014 Bobtail Member

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    Was offered a position as yrc road driver. I would have an option of 2 bids. 3 layovers per week with around 2100 miles. Recruiter told me .46cpm and $18 per hr for breakdowns. Im assuming these figures are before the 15% giveback. Do road drivers get paid for fueling and hooking trailers as well? Also is there any per diem with layovers? Just trying to figure out was kind of salary this would consist of? thanks
     
  2. 1catfish

    1catfish Road Train Member

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    i didn't fuel my truck or hook trailers, when i worked out of the charlotte term. i went to a customer one time and did some trailer work, but it was hourly i believe. most of the time you'd get your bills and go out to the ready line and your truck and trailers would be hooked and waiting.
     
  3. gfs2014

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    So Basically I'll only be paid for 2100 or so miles and then yrc will take 15% ?
     
  4. CasanovaCruiser

    CasanovaCruiser Road Train Member

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    The 46 cpm + hourly they gave you is after their 15%.

    That's what you'll be earning.

    And yes you'll get paid for hooking, fueling, everything you do will be the hourly rate assuming you even have to do anything. Most of those guys just jump in a pre-hooked and fueled tractor, drive it where it needs to be, and park it.
    You'll also be paid hourly while waiting on loads to close, dispatch to get their #### together, etc... all that time will be paid hourly. A ton more ways to get paid through union rules, grievances and so on...

    Easier to talk to some drivers there. Those guys are NEVER in a hurry. Ask a question at a rest area, dude has 6 hours to give you an answer lol
    Must be the paper logs
     
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  5. Pintlehook

    Pintlehook Road Train Member

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    They used to get paid immediately upon the completion of their 10 hour break also, not sure if this is still the current practice. Meaning, if you take a lay down bid and your return trip wasn't ready for 14 hours, you'd get paid 4 hours for waiting. Not positive if this still happens.
     
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  6. CasanovaCruiser

    CasanovaCruiser Road Train Member

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    They still do but I don't think it'd be the full 4 hours. They give up a couple hours for free before the clock starts.
    There's some sort of formula to it.
    All these rules are available at the teamsters local office, I'm sure you could read through everything and compare labor contracts right there in black and white if you really wanna take the time to do it.
     
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  7. Pintlehook

    Pintlehook Road Train Member

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    When I worked for Yellow (pre Roadway merger), I did NOTHING but drive. The switchers had me hooked on the "ready" line, I drove to the destination, parked the truck, and waited on the clock for them to hook my return set. On a lay down run, I went to bed. Easy peasy job, I'd still be there if it weren't for the YRC disaster. Even with the 15% give back its still decent pay, considering the free insurance and accessory compensation. Definitely not what it used to be though.
     
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  8. gfs2014

    gfs2014 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks guys. The recruiter didn't have many answers. other than the $.46cpm and she made it seem like that is before the 15%. Said it would be a MON/WED/FRI dispatch going out to Nashville laying over then coming back to SC, and could only tell me there would be night driving involved. i see alot of road driver pulling doubles during the day, does it just depend on the location? Im coming from food service and its all 3rd shift where im at now so that doesnt bother me. Are road driver subject to a lot of layoffs as well? Seems like they are pretty desperate for drivers here which also makes me hesitant.
     
  9. gfs2014

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    They told me id get around 2100 miles per week which comes out to $966. Im hoping with some hourly pay to get closer to $1200 per week. i would to 3 layovers per week do they also pay per diem?
     
  10. Pintlehook

    Pintlehook Road Train Member

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    No per diem, unless that's changed. 2100 miles per week on a 3 day lay down bid is low, only 350 miles/day. Seems like you'd have an opportunity for more work somehow, I'd ask some questions about that.
     
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