Line haul

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  1. Nobodycares

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    Anybody able to provide any details about your line haul? Do you guys also have to do dock work. Pay. Miles. Benefits
     
  2. Local_Driver

    Local_Driver Pyle People deliver

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    Not So Much Anymore, most the time they keep your running you may have to make some yard moves at different terminals ,right now top rate which takes two years is $26 an hour for linehaul you are on the clock for everything you do if you stay out you get $17 a day for food $20 a week for single Insurance $40 a week for a couple $55 a week for family, time and a half after 45
     
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  3. Nobodycares

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    Wow. So you guys are paid hourly and not per mile. Do you have a choice to stay out and do they put you up in a hotel. Is it seniority based where bottom gets whatever is left. Type of trucks do you run and do you get assigned truck. Thanks for the info
     
  4. Local_Driver

    Local_Driver Pyle People deliver

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    If your running line haul your required to pack a bag, the most you will stay out is two nights a week ,and not on Fridays, no back-to-back stay out, some weeks you may not stay out at all, as far as the runs go it just depends on how many guys you have in your terminal running the bigger terminals have PPT pre planned trips which you can bid on or you can bid the system. The equipment is either single axle Freightliner or Volvo or twin axle Freightliner and volvo, most of the older stuff is gone such as the macks and the older freightliners, there's always work back at the smaller terminals in the morning they're always looking for line-haul guys to do drop and hooks or run out volume loads you'll definitely get your hours Pyle also has a no layoffs policy
     
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  5. sabresfan

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    Things to consider. They will not cover your spouse on the health insurance if they are offered coverage through their job. There is a wellness program that adults on the insurance has to participate in each year or are penalized $35 per week per person plus the weekly premium. Smokers are charged an additional fee. If you quit within 90 days you are charged for your agility test and hotel bill at orientation. Otherwise it's like any other ltl company.
     
  6. Local_Driver

    Local_Driver Pyle People deliver

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    Good points
     
  7. Nobodycares

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    Spouse insurance is not an issue. Don't smoke so clear for that as well. What all is involved in the wellness program? Hotel at orientation? What's all involved with orientation. Didn't know they did that.
     
  8. ltltrkr

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    Orientation is a week long in West Chester, Pa. you get paid hourly rate while in class, hotel is paid for the week in room by your self. They pay mileage and tolls for you to drive there and back. You are in conference room all week, part HR it mostly safety stuff(TSA, CSA, DOT, Haz and what ever other gov stuff needed). Wellness you have to do bloodwork, online stuff and 3 preventive cares a year( dentist, flu shots, physical, etc).
     
  9. xeastend

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    I am a current l/h driver. Some fine points. When you sleep out, depends where you end up. Some terms use hotels. Some have bunk rooms. The bunks are private single rooms. Shared bathroom and showers. Not locker room style. At the bottom of the list you will be " system ".
    Whatever is needed for the night. May do sick/vacation fill in. Depends on the size of the term. I would say at least 95% of the l/h units are twins. Check with a recruiter about the pay. There are different zones.
     
  10. Nobodycares

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    Bunk rooms do not sound to accommodating

    Confused about second part being twins. Do you mean most at twin screws?

    Would be looking at York terminal
     
  11. xeastend

    xeastend Active Member

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    Lets take them out of order. Twins being twin screws. Not to many singles go out on L/H runs any more. Maybe to re position equipment. The only doubles we run are in NY and Mass.
    I do not know the exact rate in Your. Think they are on par with West Chester. So Local Driver would be spot on.
    Bunkrooms. They are private. One driver to a room. Twin, maybe full size bed. T/V. Nice and dark. Realistically are nice for daytime sleeping
    Everything is cleaned on a daily basis. These cheaper Hotel chains are worse. If you camp in a tent, nothing to complain about!!! LOL
     
  12. ltltrkr

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    When management travels, they also use the bunk rooms including ownership !
     
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  13. Nobodycares

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    Didn't know you guys ran doubles. Good to know.
     
  14. ABFer

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    I'm going to guess that the doubles they run are only turnpike doubles in the states mentioned above.
     
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  15. ltltrkr

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    Yes, double 48's on the NY Thruway and the Mass Pike.
     
  16. xeastend

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    I believe the chances of you pulling doubles are slim to none. There is a long state process to go thru. Unless you work out of one of those terminals, not an issue. Even then, still not an issue
     
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    Thanks guys I will be applying tomorrow. Currently have interview with Ruan but would prefer Pyle over Ruan
     
  18. xeastend

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    Hopefully we were a help. Did you speak to a recruiter yet?? Hopefully
     
  19. Nobodycares

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    Yes and interviewed. Thanks. Can always use more information from drivers.
     
  20. Nobodycares

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    Just a few more questions if anyone has time to answer regarding line haul
    1. How much time a day/week is spent doing dock work.
    2. They seem really strict on run times. Like the amount of time allotted between stops. How tight do they make it or is it reasonable
    3. Sounds like I would be a "system" guy for now. Should I expect a lot of ":shit:" runs or do even bottom guys get decent trips.
    4. Paid hourly seems like you definitely could make out better cpm. Thoughts?
    5. From what I'm accustomed to in line haul this could be like a culture shock compared current place. Would you say you're happy or always ready to find something else?
    6. Worst terminal you go to? To get to and to deal with.

    You can ignore or answer just got a lot of thinking to do. Thanks
     

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