Mc Lane Percentage Pay

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UpNorthTrip's Comment
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Hello Guys

Well I've been searching everywhere trying to understand exactly how much I can be bringing home as a driver helper basically I was told I would be a driver helper for 6 months then they gonna send me to a nearby school to obtain my class a cdl. HR also said (its in writing 😎) I will receive 35% of the load the driver gets 65% since I'm not licensed we will only be local 4 days a week (depending on business needs) also paid per a case all I can come up with is since its local I know we gonna be doing a lot of hrs way more than 10 or 12 if we local I was also told driver helpers make between 32k-45k can any current or former drivers chime in?

I'm not too much worried about the fingerprint freight because I come from actually selecting cases and loading trucks and a few other jobs in the pass I went on runs with the drivers my concern wasn't the work but more so getting robbed or hurt in some crazy neighborhood late at night.

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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I haven't heard much about McLane on Trucking Truth. I have run C-stores serviced by McLane. Their drivers are super professional and the company pretty much never messed up an order. I'd go work for them if my circumstances were right.

UpNorthTrip's Comment
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Thank you for the response.

Its not so much the company but I was trying to get an understanding of percentage pay because I was under the impression I wouldn't get a definite amount because I don't know what the driver makes in miles,weight, etc

On the other side thru my research I've learned they trucks are auto and they regional.... So how much would that hurt if I wanted to go otr but then I have seasoned guys saying your getting an opportunity to be local or regional once you obtain your cdl and can easily make 60k or more.

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.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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The pay you were quoting (65/35) sounds like the percent of O/O pay, which is itself a percent of the load revenue. So an O/O might get 65% of the load revenue, then you'd get 35%/of that, or about 22-3/4% of the load. I don't know if or how McL deals with O/Os. Most company drivers work with Cents Per Mile (CPM), and additional pay for stop or delivery weight.

But $60k is a tall order for new company drivers. As a company driver you should be thinking $35-40k your first years.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Chris L.'s Comment
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I started with Sygma Network straight out of truck school, which is a direct competitor to Mclane. Sygma paid per mile plus per pound. Also a regional job I drove Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. They put us up in hotels when we out of town and I always seen Mclane trucks at the same hotels I was staying at. The pay is definitely good for new drivers being that it's a very physical job and several stops per night. I made 55k my first year and that's 2 days off a week plus a layover at home. I had no problem getting on with Prime when I left. I did however have to go with a trainer for 3.5 weeks, I believe because I went into their flatbed division.

As far as safety goes, you have to be aware of your surroundings especially in certain neighborhoods. We did have a driver robbed while on route but was not injured. I always hide my wallet and anything valuable I would take with me in a empty box in the trailer, blends right in with the other cases.

I'm assuming that working for Mclane would be similar since they are so similar. Matter in fact some of our customers were at some point Mclane's and they had customers that were ours at some point as well.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Chris suggests

I always hide my wallet and anything valuable I would take with me in a empty box in the trailer.

How about a bogus wallet with 5 bucks in it, you carry this one. When you get mugged, toss the fake one at the bad guy and hope he's done & leaves.

If you say you don't have a wallet, said baddy may get really mad.

UpNorthTrip's Comment
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Hey guys thanks for the response.

I have to take a strength test tommorow morning I start on may 16th on something called an extra board until they bid which is next month.

Chris, that's a good idea but since I'm only local 5 bucks is all I will bring with bagged lunch...lol.

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