Pay progression

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  1. bubs

    bubs Active Member

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    Anyone got the pay progression numbers for linehaul handy? Coming up on a year and trying to figure out what my pay will be. Thanks in advance
     
  2. coondogg

    coondogg Freight Herder

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    $0.603 @ 1 year
    $0.647 @ 2 currently
     
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  3. miltowntrucker

    miltowntrucker Member

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    What's the starting pay on Linehaul?
     
  4. bubs

    bubs Active Member

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    $21 something and .58 pm, maybe 56. I cant remember
     
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  5. coondogg

    coondogg Freight Herder

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    Start at .565, then .58 after 6 months.
     
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  6. LTLAnonymous

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    That's pretty impressive. Hopefully the lifestyle isn't too rough. I don't know too much about you guys.
     
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  7. coondogg

    coondogg Freight Herder

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    What do you mean about the lifestyle? Working nights?
     
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  8. LTLAnonymous

    LTLAnonymous Well-Known Member

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    Working nights, getting time off, working too many hours. You know, basic work-life balance stuff.
     
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  9. coondogg

    coondogg Freight Herder

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    I won't pretend it's not a trucking job, but it's the best one I've had by far all things considered. However, I don't have experience working for any other LTLs, so I can't compare Dayton to the other guys except for what I've heard. I can say that I've talked to plenty of our drivers who've come from other LTLs and they say we have it pretty damn good.

    For what it's worth, 95% of us are home every day, so it's not like OTR minus the sleeper, staying in hotels all week. As far as hours are concerned, it gets better with the better bids. I usually work between 9 and 13 hours per night, depending on the run.
     
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  10. LTLAnonymous

    LTLAnonymous Well-Known Member

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    Sounds pretty usual. 5 days, with a proper weekend, or 6 days with 48 hours off or some weird :shit:? Lol ABF was the latter.
     
  11. coondogg

    coondogg Freight Herder

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    5 days. Very rare weekend work using volunteers only, never forced. No holiday work. We are also on the 60-hour clock instead of 70.

    You coming over? Why are you jumping ship from ABF?
     
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  12. LTLAnonymous

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    Uhhh...no. I lucked into a job with UPS. But I have a lot of friends in LTL, so I keep an eye out for good companies.
     
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  13. coondogg

    coondogg Freight Herder

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    Cool, good luck with the new gig!
     
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    Thanks. I like it so far, a lot better than ABF.
     
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  15. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    What type of ups gig? Is it as tough on the body as p&d in ltl?
     
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  16. LTLAnonymous

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    It's a UPS brown "feeder" position. It's...good. Much better than people on the outside try to make it sound.

    If you can take lesser pay for two years, look into it. If you live in Chicago, we should talk.
     
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  17. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

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    Could you describe feeder duties and responsibilities please? A day in the life of a ups feeder driver is....
     
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    Currently, prior to having a bid, I babysit my phone. So one of two things happen: the phone wakes me up, and I scramble to drink coffee, eat breakfast, and get to the terminal within two hours; or I wake up on my own and do that stuff at my leisure, hoping they don't wait too long to call me in. Most shifts are at night.

    I show up at work, get let in by security, and go to dispatch to find out what my night will be. I go to my tractor, pre-trip, find out the location of my trailers, grab a dolly, and build my own set.

    Following a final inspection, I hit the road. Depending on whether the run is hourly or mileage pay (determined by length of run...480 miles or more is generally mileage with some exceptions) I either drive quickly or leisurely to my destination.

    I do whatever work is expected... sometimes I break the set and back both trailers into a dock, sometimes one trailer, sometimes just break them and leave them in the yard. Then I either build another set, or my set is built, and I go.

    If it's a meet, I swap trailers with another driver and go. Guaranteed easier, but sometimes you wait on the other driver.

    Then I return to my domicile terminal, do with the trailers as they wish (dock, parking lot, leave them hooked, break them up), and I go home.

    I'm home every single day.

    And that's kind of it.
     
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    On the bad days, I go to a destination terminal, do all of that work, and then have to hit another terminal on the way back to grab loads. Those nights are long and terrible. A lot of building and breaking sets.

    But it's not quite the end of the world.
     
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  20. LTLIndentured

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    Very enlightening, thanks for your candor
     
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