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XPO New Hire First Time Driver

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by Beshambre, Jul 21, 2018.

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  1. Beshambre

    Beshambre New Member

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    Hey guys I need some feedback on working for XPO.

    Any answers will be helpful.

    What hours should I expected to work?
    What is a job bid?
    How many days per week will I work?
    How many hours per day will I work
    How long can you be forced to drive?
    What is the cpm pay rate?
     
  2. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Where in the country are you. These answers vary on region and location.

    The answers in Columbus, Ohio are as follows.

    A lot of hours. 60-70.
    You'll be on the flex to start. Will alternate between days and nights as needed.
    5 or 6 we don't work Sunday usually. There is a sign up sheet for Saturday. Depends how much work there is.
    Maximum hours a day is 14. If you need picked up you will get paid until you are off the clock.
    I think cpm is 65.3. I am in the city this year. That's close.

    We are losing drivers right now. They are all going to UPS. UPS is automating the Trabue Rd terminal in the same fashion that they did to their terminal in Louisville. When it's done they will double their package count. So feeder driver head count will double as well. At least, that's what happened in Louisville. So that's what they expect here. So I am told.
     
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  3. sucker666

    sucker666 Well-Known Member

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    Mid Atlantic
    50 plus hrs a week
    Same thing ,you will work flex board Days and nights both dependent on need .
    Daytime start could be anywhere from 3 am till 2 pm with only 2 hr notice.
    Should work everyday at current business levels but will vary in slow periods.
    Hourly / mileage rates vary through out country but it will take time to get to top pay rate through yearly progression.

    Some advice
    Keep track of your hours for pay accuracy.

    Don't rush and play everything safe/ biggest ticket out the door is to accident out.

    Ask questions and make no assumptions .Company policy doesn't always follow fairness or common logic.


    Show up for work on time

    Good luck and welcome aboard
     
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  4. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Everything else has been answered, a bid is a position. Even if there isn’t one open, you will fill out a bid sheet. You need to decide what you prefer. If your goal is a city position, city should be your first choice. If it’s linehaul, then that should be your first choice. It’s critical to remember to bid what you want, not what’s available. Things change quick. And get a copy of your bid sheet after it’s aporoved by the TM.
     
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  5. Hollywoodz

    Hollywoodz Well-Known Member

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    You got some great answers. Final piece of advice, If you're not 100% sure...ask! In the south, hours are scarce and you'll be lucky to get 40, especially in your first year. Stay with it and good luck.
     
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  6. hand freight

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    good luck it was a good company 20 year ago sos.
     
  7. Beshambre

    Beshambre New Member

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    Thanks
     
  8. Beshambre

    Beshambre New Member

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    I'm in Indiana
     
  9. mysticobra

    mysticobra Over Here Now. AD-FREE USER

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    Home of the 500!
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  10. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Gary, South Bend and Fremont are nightmares. You will wrestle triples all up and down the toll road and they all have very small city service areas. It's all about rolling that freight on the pike. And the weather coming off that lake. Forget it.

    Guys out of the smaller terminals. Columbus, Evansville, Richmond, etc. seem happier with their jobs. But experience more fluctuations in freight and so work is not as stable.

    Indianapolis is a monster. Very large volume city service. Very large volume break bulk.
     
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  11. Beshambre

    Beshambre New Member

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    Thanks everyone.
     
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  12. ROUGHBOY

    ROUGHBOY Active Member

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    Best advice: Act like they are always watching.Do your best bet at all times.Keep moving, don't worry about others scamming the system.Distance yourself from negative people.
     
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  13. ROUGHBOY

    ROUGHBOY Active Member

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    This is easy money compared to OTR.
     
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    st8champ Active Member

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    welcome aboard and best of luck to you
     
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  15. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    A lot of good advice here from ROUGHBOY. They don't hardly bother a guy who is working. Just do you.
     

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