Pay Scales

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Tyler Durden's Comment
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Just curious if anyone has any ideas on what someone like dump truck drivers or even residential propane delivery drivers make. I understand location matters but was just curious if anyone else has ever looked into it or has experienced it.

Upon completing school I want to drive truck but if I find nothing I will consider something else if it suffices for my families needs. Just throwing the question out there

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Local jobs like that sometimes pay by the hour, sometimes by the load. Our local propane drivers get paid either by the number of stops they make or the number of gallons they deliver. I can't remember to be honest. I've asked the guys before but I can't remember which they said it was.

But you can make a living with those kind of jobs for sure. A lot does depend on location because in some areas the unions have driven up wages, in others they have not. In New York there are a lot of unions and even back 20 years ago I had a dump truck job that paid like $18/hour. Back then that went quite a bit further than it does today.

On the other hand I drove a dump truck around that same time period in North Carolina and I was making $11/hour.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jason R.'s Comment
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Check Blue Rhino, I know they pay well. Also there is a propane company out of MO that starts at 25/hour and goes up to 32/hour for a route delivery driver. I will look tonight at school and get the name.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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I get paid a percentage (25%) of the load. The more I haul, the more I get paid.

Dave

Tyler Durden's Comment
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I get paid a percentage (25%) of the load. The more I haul, the more I get paid.

Dave

Is that residential delivery?

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