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Matt 's Comment
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I was wondering if someone could give me an average training pay I.know it changes with company but while training for your cdl what is a decent pay ? Also do you have to have a home address or can you use a p.o. box for your home address? Thanks for your time.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Errol V.'s Comment
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First off, remember your training will be roughly 4-8 weeks, then you start your career. That's a temporary time, but I know from experience it's way better than not being paid at all for driver school (exist for Roehl).

At Swift new drivers are paid by the hour, I was making $500-550 per week.

As for your address, your company will probably start out with the address on your driver license. And it should be the house you live in. Though once you get into your OTR sleeper cab, a PO box may seem roomier.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Matt 's Comment
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I appreciate the response and kind of off topic but I thought roehl paid for training?

G-Town's Comment
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I appreciate the response and kind of off topic but I thought roehl paid for training?

Yes, they do.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Prime doesn't pay while you have your permit which is roughly two to three weeks but then pays $700 gross per week during a team situation with a trainer. If the truck produces more miles, you get paid the higher of .14cpm or $700 whichever is higher.

During the permit phase they will advance you $200 per week for food and road life.you pay it back at $25 per week once you get the CDL

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Matt 's Comment
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Prime doesn't pay while you have your permit which is roughly two to three weeks but then pays $700 gross per week during a team situation with a trainer. If the truck produces more miles, you get paid the higher of .14cpm or $700 whichever is higher.

During the permit phase they will advance you $200 per week for food and road life.you pay it back at $25 per week once you get the CDL

I understand there are differences and things that come into play but with your experience is the$700 more common or getting the miles for the $0.14 ?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Patrick R.'s Comment
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While I cant answer your question as to which your more likely to see. what I can say is that to get more then the $700 you have to be driving atleast 5,000 miles per week. Based on the projected time frames on their website 10k miles while in training can take 3-4 weeks, while I would imagine once you get your CDL and start running team (which is where the 700/.14 comes into play) you will be able to do roughly 5k miles per week. My thinking on this would assume in the beginning because of not having the stamina of a seasoned driver ect, you will more likely see the $700 per week...but take that with a grain of salt considering I am still prepping for school.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Matt 's Comment
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That actually makes good sense.and honestly brings about a few things I hadn't thought about. I appreciate your time.

Patrick R.'s Comment
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Absolutely, but like I said, I don't know diddily about it since I am just about to start making calls to them in a week or two so I can get a start date, so someone who drives for them might give a totally different answer.

Bob O.'s Comment
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I was wondering if someone could give me an average training pay I.know it changes with company but while training for your cdl what is a decent pay ? Also do you have to have a home address or can you use a p.o. box for your home address? Thanks for your time.

At Schneider, I got about 570 a week training pay. They even paid me for a few days we missed because of snow, which was pretty solid of them. Plus free sandwiches from a local bar, upon which I will vomit upon if I ever see another one. They were good; I just got tired of eating them. But, thanks for the free food, Coraopolis terminal. I think.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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