Profile For desperado

desperado's Info

  • Location:
    allentown, PA

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

  • Social Link:
    desperado On The Web

  • Joined Us:
    7 months, 3 weeks ago

desperado's Bio

been driving on and off since 96

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Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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How has the YouTube generation changed trucking???

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sorry, but those numbers have been driving me crazy. it wasn't until 96 when JB Hunt shook up the industry and raised their starting pay up a dime to above 30cpm with at least a year experience. the rest of the industry follow suit. I remember that very clearly mega carriers were losing drivers left and right to go to JB..

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I started in '93 and I remember I made almost $40,000 in my first full year on the road. There's no way I could have done that if the wages were in the low 20 cpm range. I think they were in the low 30 cpm range in the early 90's. I remember one guy from CR England telling me he was at 25 cpm and I couldn't believe how low that was compared to the other major carriers.

did you consider extra pay and maybe school reimbursements part of your first years salary. I also did some research and your first company GTS was known for being an outlaw company with out speed limiters...js

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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How has the YouTube generation changed trucking???

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sorry, but those numbers have been driving me crazy. it wasn't until 96 when JB Hunt shook up the industry and raised their starting pay up a dime to above 30cpm with at least a year experience. the rest of the industry follow suit. I remember that very clearly mega carriers were losing drivers left and right to go to JB..

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I started in '93 and I remember I made almost $40,000 in my first full year on the road. There's no way I could have done that if the wages were in the low 20 cpm range. I think they were in the low 30 cpm range in the early 90's. I remember one guy from CR England telling me he was at 25 cpm and I couldn't believe how low that was compared to the other major carriers.

I started in 96 made 21.5cpm solo off my trainers truck DTI and I know other companies like BMC paid that too for otr ... that fall they raised their starting pay with experience to 28cpm because of JB's pay package.. I called payroll and they said I didn't qualify for that raise with only 3 months experience.. in 97 I broke 30cpm with Henderson on a regional fleet with 32cpm. Not saying your wrong but it's hard for me swallow any company paying that much for newbie back then...js

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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How has the YouTube generation changed trucking???

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Too bad the cpm hasn't really changed since the 90s either, lol

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Yeah, unfortunately that's pretty much true also. If I remember right I started at like 33 cpm on my first day solo in '93 and was bumped up to 36 cpm after 3 months or something like that. Not much different than most companies today when you consider a quarter of a century has passed.

sorry, but those numbers have been driving me crazy. it wasn't until 96 when JB Hunt shook up the industry and raised their starting pay up a dime to above 30cpm with at least a year experience. the rest of the industry follow suit. I remember that very clearly mega carriers were losing drivers left and right to go to JB..

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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How has the YouTube generation changed trucking???

Ok I started this with a profile I got locked out the email for and just read the replies. there is always exceptions to the rule but I think most of the truckers on YouTube today are like those drivers that tell stories at the truck stops in the day and fight on the cb at night. honestly if social media was around when I started in 96 I would have had 2nd and 3rd thoughts about getting into it and I'm 2nd generation. by the way I stared with Direct Transit Inc. in 96 and got paid after training $.215cpm and 7 years later when I left cannon express was making $.37cpm. Now im with kllm on a dedicated guaranteed mileage at $.48 my average gross check this year has been $1050 with 2 days home a week..js

Posted:  7 months, 3 weeks ago

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KLLM

Ok I started this with a profile I got locked out the email to and just came back and read the replies. Number one I was so pi**ed off over the shop not red tagging it I wanted to stop at an open scale after I left and get inspected. I had the new inspection sheet that said It passed. I never did come across one. the tire was wore out un evenly. it was a Volvo had needed an update. I do take care of my trucks but the shop incompetents wa what I was pointing out.

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