Combo/regional driver

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  1. shaggysp

    shaggysp Member

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    I see a lot of advertisements about this job title and also regional driver. What is the difference? Is the combo driver basically mop up duty/ filler type of deal?
     
  2. Frootloop

    Frootloop Well-Known Member

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    Yes you're pretty much on it. Combo can do dock, city or line haul as needed. The regional driver is going to be extraboard line haul which is strictly line haul, out 5 days home 2, start day just depends. For what it's worth the combo pay rates are lower than the guys that are strictly in that classification. Makes no sense to me. I'd avoid combo unless you need to be home daily or just like doing different things.
     
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  3. shaggysp

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    Thank you for the info.
     
  4. jasonthedragon

    jasonthedragon FORMER Pumpkin

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    Combo makes the same CPM as line haul and P&D pay both on the dock and on the street.
     
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  5. shaggysp

    shaggysp Member

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    What is start out pay for combo?
     
  6. Frootloop

    Frootloop Well-Known Member

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    I was given different numbers between the 2 when I applied a hair over a year ago and combo paid less unless I was misquoted or misguided. Forgive me if I'm wrong.
     
  7. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    Combo pay rates are the same as whatever job classification you're covering. The difference is that extraboard pay is .0125 more than schedule linehaul. So if you're a combo driver covering a linehaul run, you'll get less than if you were extraboard.

    Hub runs also pay a little less per mile, but you usually make that up working the dock.
     
  8. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    Mileage starts out at .5325 for linehaul runs. Hub is a couple cents less. No clue what dock or city work pays. That varies a little by location.
     
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  9. nctruckin

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    NOT saying anything bad...on extra board...I started out at 0.5425......YET, when I went out with my trainer for 5 days I was 0.5325. Is that because I have 4+ years experience......I LOVE it here...but I just can't seem to get a straight answer sometimes, now! lol
     
  10. nctruckin

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    besides 9fan..can I run into one of your guys out on the road...9fan will KNOW I'M EASY TO PICK OUT! lmao...since I'm the one with all the death metal shirts!
     
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  11. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    Extraboard gets .0125 more. You should be at .0545. When you trained you were on running a schedule, hence the lower pay.
     
  12. shaggysp

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    It's a third shift start time. What would my typical day consist of?
     
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    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    Third shift will probably mostly be covering linehaul or hub runs. Hook a set, go to a terminal or meet point, get a different set and return to your home terminal. If you're covering a hub run you may have to work the dock at your destination or home terminal.
     
  14. shaggysp

    shaggysp Member

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    Thank you for the info.
     
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  15. jasonthedragon

    jasonthedragon FORMER Pumpkin

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    Like someone else said, you get paid for the rate of the job you're covering. I get .5325 PM and $23.20 whenever I punch a clock. I don't know if that's how payroll worked a year ago or not, just letting you know how it's been since I started here. Not a bad gig so far.
     
  16. shaggysp

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    Is that start out pay or pay after being their for a year?
     
  17. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    .5325 is start out pay. .0125 raises every 6 months. Top out at 3 years. There's also a company-wide raise most Januarys.
     
  18. Frootloop

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    Ok I stand corrected. Glad it is this way. I'm not sure if it changed or TM misquoted me.
     
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    I have also heard of the different pay schedule with combo drivers but I understand that the dock work was the only thing that was the difference in pay between the other drivers. But if that's not the case then all is well.
     
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    mildew Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You'll get pay increases every 6 months plus the cost of living increase in January. Your last increase will be the largest at the 3 year mark
     

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