$1.26 Cpm Company Driver... Yes I ThinkI Will

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Sam C.'s Comment
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Just excited for the job interview I had today. Keeping fingers and toes crossed for this one. $1.26 cpm day cab , home every weekend, no nights in the truck, holiday pay, and company paid insurance. 10 months of otr and Im ready to be home more and make better money. Ive made some great contacts on the road, one of which who set me up for this job.

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.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Charlie Mac's Comment
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Winner winner chicken dinner! That's beating the snot out of a few O/O I've spoken to.

Pat M.'s Comment
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How many miles though?

Daniel B.'s Comment
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What's scary about that job is usually you're doing hardly any driving. Case in point, I'm a local driver and I'm lucky to hit 150 miles in a day and I usually average 120.

120× 1.26.

Tractor Man's Comment
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As the old saying goes.....If it sounds too good to be TRUE................. All I will say is TRUST BUT VERIFY, and get everything in writing! Including minimum pay. As Daniel pointed out $1.26 x pick a number.good-luck.gifgood-luck.gif

Steve L.'s Comment
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And NO nights in the truck? Okay, maybe I'm a little cynical but The bed in my truck is WAAY better than most hotels a company would put me in.

But hey, CONGRATULATIONS!

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Something definitely doesn't sound right lol.

Pat M.'s Comment
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It's not that something is wrong but just last week I put in a 7 hour day and drove 23 miles. Good thing I am paid hourly.

Tractor Man's Comment
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It's not that something is wrong but just last week I put in a 7 hour day and drove 23 miles. Good thing I am paid hourly.

Hey, At $1.26 per mile, that's $4.14 per Hourshocked.png

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Sam, this thread didn't really go the way you expected it to. Be the main point we want to get across is to proceed with extreme caution. Do not just take this gig without doing extensive research and without talking to their current drivers. Don't let your excitement cloud your judgement.

Local positions really are best with an hourly wage. I don't know the details of your job but it does sound a bit scary. As I said, I average 120 miles I a 12 hour period and I spend only about 30% of my day driving. I'm always outdoors either loading my truck/trailers or I'm dancing with hoses at a gas station. If I was paid by the mile I wouldn't even make a decent salary and I would spend most of the day doing activities unpaid.

Proceed with caution, I cannot stress this enough. As much as you want to be local be patient with it. It took me 3 years to get a good local job, 9 months is nothing. Don't take the first opportunity that knocks on your door, instead, be picky and find the one that fits you perfectly. I would sincerely pass up this opportunity because cpm has no place in local work in my opinion.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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