I work out of Charlotte, NC as a pick up and delivery driver. This forms reeks of entitlement from other LTL drivers.
I got the job out of trucking school.
1. start time for city is 9am. Linehaul varies but usually starts at 7pm,8,9 depending on how fast they can finish loading your trailer.
2. think it takes 3-5 years to get to top pay. Which is around 27 dollars. I started at 22.75
3. In Charlotte we don’t lay off. When freight gets slow they will rotate drivers off. There are about 5 senior drivers on the P and D side that won’t rotate since they have been there so long but we have about 18 doors in total so you’ll get minimum 40.
4. healthcare is blue cross blue shield. I don’t know how much it cost cause I’m in the national guard.
5. Your assigned the same tractor but you share it with a Linehaul driver at night.
6. No if you have prior experience you will still start at a low ass pay. Despite all the :
: you hear people talk they have boxes of full of applications they put away monthly.
Overall it isn’t the best. But to say a company like SAIA is great is a joke. They pay well but they will write you up for changing the channel on the radio while in traffic; good luck making it to retirement if you **** someone off.
Like I said CTI isn’t the best but I :
: you not I’ve had 4 deliveries and 4 pick ups in a day( 8-10hr day.) Plus, I don’t have cameras ****ing with me and asking me why I had to break so hard. Most times you can work 9-10 hr days.
If you want more hours you’ll have to ask them to extend you; or they can send you to do a hook and swap. As a new driver generally that won’t be a available to you unless it’s Friday night(no one wants to be there) or Saturday again no one wants to be there. You can also run Linehaul on Saturdays if it’s available.
Anyways, you have experience so the transition will be easy. The worst part of P/D side is doing your one touch freight spot(Sallies beauty) and your route may not even have one. CTIs routes are generally slower and more spaced out. We cover wider distances; some routes are in the city and they will be much busier but those drivers like those runs cause their schedules are easier to work with. They generally get in earlier.