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XPO Pay And Benefits

How much will I be making once I'm running solo in my own truck?

Students advance to 31 cpm once they’ve upgraded to a solo driving. If a student chooses to run teams at that time, the rate is 46 cpm.

When will I receive pay increases?
  • 10k - 59,999 miles: $.31 cpm
  • 60k - 89,999 miles: $.33 cpm
  • 90k - 119,000 miles: $$.35 cpm
  • 1+ year exp. - $.38 cpm
  • Team pay - $.46 cpm
Do you offer a Fuel Bonus, or any other incentives?
  • 2-4 cpm Short Haul Bonus
  • 5 cpm New England Bonus
  • 3 cpm Hazmat Bonus
  • 1-4 cpm Safety Bonus - Quarterly
  • 1.5 cpm Productivity Bonus - Annually

XPO Pay And Benefits

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What health insurance and benefits do you have?

Health insurance is through Cigna. It’s an 80/20 plan with a $1500 deductible. Pays 100% on preventative medicine.

What is the average cost of benefits?

Insurance starts at $14 a week for the driver. $40 for a driver and spouse. Dependents are $17.

How long until you qualify for benefits?

Medical insurance is available after 60 days from hire. Dental and vision are available after 1 year from hire. 401k is available after 1 year from hire.

What About Vacation Time?

Drivers will accrue 1 week paid vacation after one year of service.

TruckingTruth's View On XPO pay and benefits

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XPO's training pay and starting solo pay is pretty average for the industry, while team pay is towards the higher end. The various incentives offered could substantially increase driver pay. Their benefits are pretty standard, though the health plans appear very affordable.

XPO Dispatch Policies

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Can a new driver run regional or dedicated right after school?

Midwest and Midsouth regional positions are available once a student completes their miles with a finisher and upgrades to solo driving. Dedicated positions are offered to existing drivers and filled by qualification.

Will there be any NYC?

NYC is mandatory from day 1. However, a very small portion of the company’s freight goes to NYC.

XPO Dispatch Policies

Are you forced dispatch? Is the driver given any options for different loads?

The company is forced dispatch. The driver will need to communicate concerns about the load to their fleet manager.

How often can I expect to be home? For how long at a time?

Drivers earn one full day of hometime for every week they are out. (ie: 4 weeks equals 4 days at home) Days can be used or banked. Hometime is not capped. So a driver with 7 days earned, may take them all. Driver is allowed to take the truck all the way home.

  • OTR drivers will be out 14 – 21 days at a time.
  • Regional drivers will be out 7 -10 days at a time.
  • Dedicated drivers will be out varied times.
What percentage of freight is drop and hook?

Freight is primarily no touch and often drop and hook. Percentage will vary.

XPO Company Policies

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Do you allow pets?

The company has a pet policy. One domestic dog or cat will be allowed on the driver’s truck. A $500 fee will be charged. This may be paid out in $50 payroll deductions over 10 pay periods.

What is the company's rider policy?

The company has a free rider policy. One passenger will be allowed at a time. Passenger must be over 12 years old and be documented with the company. Driver may have a passenger once they are driving solo. There are no blackout dates.

XPO Driver Opportunities

Do you have a leasing program, and will I be persuaded or incentivized to lease?

Leasing is optional. Lease opportunities are available through 3rd party leasing agencies and vary by qualification. Driver must fulfill their 12 months contract if they completed a student sponsorship program.

What divisions do you have? (local, dedicated, regional, tanker, flatbed, reefer)

The company hauls only 53 ft dry van freight in OTR, Regional, and Dedicated positions.

TruckingTruth's View On XPO's Opportunities

One interesting note is that XPO hauls only 53' dry van. Leasing is typically reserved for experienced drivers.

XPO Logistics Military Apprenticeship Opportunities

XPO has its own apprenticeship program that enables qualified veterans or reservists to use their GI Bill benefits to supplement their income up to $1,000 per month in their first year of employment with XPO. During your first year as a new driver (the apprenticeship period), you’ll fulfill a series of skill qualifications, training and safe-driving performance milestones with the guidance of a driver trainer. This program is available only to qualified veterans or reservists who choose to start their truck-driving career with XPO.

Active military members and veterans can use their U.S. GI Bill benefits to supplement their income up to $1,035 per month during their training and apprenticeship year.

XPO Equipment

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What kind of trucks do you have?

While the majority of trucks are Kenworth, the company has a mixed fleet: Kenworth, International, Freightliner, Peterbilt, and Volvo. The average age of the fleet is 2.5 years and trucks are retired from the fleet at 500k miles. Trucks are both manual and autoshift.

Do you run electronic logs?

All trucks are equipped with Qualcomm eLogs.

What are your trucks governed at?

65 mph.

Do you have APU units?


Additional equipment:
  • 1500w power inverter
  • SiriusXM radio
  • Transponders: PrePass, E-ZPass, etc.

TruckingTruth's Notes On XPO's Equipment

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For the most part, XPO's trucks are typical of a large, established company. Late-model tractors with low miles. Particular points to consider are the 1500w inverter and included Sirius XM radio.

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