New Hire to Top Out Pay?

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  1. buster123

    buster123 New Member

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    How long does it take ABF drivers to hit Top Out pay from their hire date?

    thanks:smilie_132:
     
  2. cityman

    cityman Member

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    2 years for city/dock.
     
  3. buster123

    buster123 New Member

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    thank you.

    And what about road drivers, the same?
     
  4. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

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    yes on the road or "linehaul' it takes 2 yrs. you go 1 yr at 75% then 6 months at 80% and 6 months at 90%. Then on your 2 year aniversy "yes i spelled that wrong" your at 100%.
    but keep this in mind. at 75% your starting pay is .4050 a mile and $16.16 an hr. how many truckload companies start at .40 a mile? and the ones that do top out at about
    .43 to .45 mile. We top out out .55 a mile and $22.00 after 2 years of service. pretty damn good.
    i drive for ABF in Az and i averge $960.00 a week gross and $750.00 a week take home and i'm at 75%!!!!!!! i don't complain.
     
  5. buster123

    buster123 New Member

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    "stoneyABF",,,
    how many days a week do you get to drive?
    do they keep you busy?
    How long have you worked there?

    thanks for the great answers:bgroovy:
     
  6. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

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    Hey buster, for the first 2 months or so it was alittle hit and miss but i never went without a paycheck. instead of getting my six trips in i may only get 3 or 4 trips.
    But now i work everyday if i want. and i've only been there 11 months.
    And what i mean by six trips is, at most ABF's when you work 6 trips or what we call "tours". you earn your ATO "accumlated time off". here in kingman, Az we get 56 hours off after 6 tours and 72 hours off after 12 tours.
    And usually it takes me 6 days to get my 6 tours in. in about another year or so it should only take me about 5 days to get my 6 tours in.
     
  7. CDL holder

    CDL holder with all endorsements

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    I'm new to Dayton 064 linehaul. We get 48 hours off after 6 tours. Is this something that the contract allows the local TM to decide?
     
  8. buster123

    buster123 New Member

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    hey CDL holder do you have ICQ.com or anykind of instant messenger? I'd like to hear your insights on the Dayton terminal when you get a minute.

    My icq is 257-502-747
     
  9. HillBilly Frog

    HillBilly Frog Active Member

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    CDL holder welcome to the boards. Good to have you here and posting. I run a bid to 064 out of Winston. Maybe I can buy you a cup of coffee sometime up there.
     
  10. chuckles

    chuckles New Member

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    CDL Holder
    Hillbilly will be the one that talks funny and sleeps in those damn little rooms with no windows bathrooms or Beagles.:smilie_132:
    Oh yeah thats right all those boys from 051 talk funny:rofl2:
     
  11. waysho

    waysho Member

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    Does that mean I have to learn to talk funny as I just got hired in Atlanta(086) and I'm moving down from New England. They'll probably say I talk funny!
     
  12. HillBilly Frog

    HillBilly Frog Active Member

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    Naaaa we pretty much just accept ya as ya are down here.:rolleyes:
     

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