Thanks for the info.In my area, Saia, Pitt, XPO, OD, and Estes all have a higher starting pay, at least 1 on the list is almost 3 an hour more and most are closer to 2. There is not as much of a gap between starting pay and top out. Pitt pays their insurance 100%. I left a failing ltl when I came to fedex and know guys who went to all of them. The last pay raise, only the those at top pay got the full amount, which widened the gap. If they would bump all 3 levels up they could actually attract more people from others LTLs allowing them to hire the most qualified drivers, while also hurting the competition
I can't disagree with the edge FXFE would gain in attracting experience. I still think my idea above (post 19) would/could help significantly.
The company that can dominate the market for (quality) drivers, can dominate market share, in terms of available capacity. It's my understanding that we turn away freight in certain lanes, due to inability to handle it.