Question about the driver trainee program..

Discussion in 'Southeastern Freight Lines' started by Slootflute, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Slootflute

    Slootflute New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    So I understand that the pay for the duration of the program is $22.75/hr

    But what's it look after?? Do the trainees go directly to P&D? Or do they wait for a bid while doing dockwork?

    Anyone on here familiar about the whole process??

    Thanks
     
  2. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    515
    Likes Received:
    297
    Trophy Points:
    63
    22.75?!? You've been lied to. It's takes two years to top out and Sefl isn't going to start you at nearly top pay
     
  3. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    515
    Likes Received:
    297
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Trainees work dock until there is an opening to hire a full time driver. Even then you aren't guaranteed to get that slot. It could go to someone management would rather have in that spot
     
  4. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    515
    Likes Received:
    297
    Trophy Points:
    63
    What you need to understand about Sefl is that seniority is meaningless. It's all about how much a yes man you can stomach being
     
  5. Slootflute

    Slootflute New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Well how much do dock workers make??
     
  6. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    515
    Likes Received:
    297
    Trophy Points:
    63
    They make pretty good, 20 or 21 per hour I think. It's still a good wage, just not what you were told
     
  7. Slootflute

    Slootflute New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ok thanks..

    Just looked at what I orginaly posted..

    Meant to say $21.75, that's what the manager told me is what the starting driver pay is (and how much I'll be making)

    Also does SEFL have a policy on facial hair??

    I have a slight stubble but nothing was ever mentioned about me having to cut it
     
  8. LTLIndentured

    LTLIndentured Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    515
    Likes Received:
    297
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Beards are ok
     
  9. Lagging

    Lagging New Member

    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Did anybody find out how much it pays as a dock worker
     
  10. arkbestman

    arkbestman Active Member

    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Overtime pay ? Breakdown pay ? Yard pay ? Waiting time pay ?
     
    Frootloop likes this.
  11. Frootloop

    Frootloop Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    316
    Trophy Points:
    63
    B
    In 2010 the last year I worked the dock it was $19.15 for full time. I'm guessing around $22 an hour or so now.
     
    Lagging likes this.
  12. serphrin

    serphrin New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Dock full time top out around $23, if your city you start out at 22.75, no overtime but the good thing is you can work your 70 hours a week at most terminals, but if you just want to work the minimum you can do around 54 a week, you get a raise every 6 months. Linehaul you get 61.7 mile and team you get 63 per mile drop or a hook on sets is $8, if your waiting on hooks you get delay pay after first hour, you get to stay in nice hotels if you have to laydown. I like it here, people are held accountable for damages and cube is not important it's getting the freight to destination on time damage free, lots of freight to move, and more terminals are being built such as garland tx. You can make a nice living working for Sefl. I can definitely say it's better than most places (freight companies). I know people that have worked for other companies and they say the same thing. I would put us in the top 5. I hope this helps you out.
     

Share This Page