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Art A.'s Comment
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They would have to have me employed for at least 3 months to be considered for union. Brett is correct the drivers I spoke to who work for demolition make $38 / hour. They told me an average work day is 12 hours. They told me they just fall asleep sitting up in the cab. Then if they have a packer truck that day. They come away with at least 200 lb of copper.

Yes seniority is everything. Its the difference between having A / C in the truck. Having an automatic VS manual. Having a better route.

The largest concern they told me is having an unlimited plan on their phones / tablets.

They don't care how many tickets they get as long as they are not hydrant tickets and moving violations.

I tried applying but most need at least a year of driving experience. Or 6 months of roll of.

But, thank you. I will take your advice.

Also is $400 to $500 a week for 6 months ok as a rookie?

Is 44 cpm normal?

Thank you for your time.


Cents Per Mile

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

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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You may want to try LTL if you don't mind pulling double trailers I started basically out of school with Old Dominion and I know they hire out of school in some areas. They start you at .55 cpm and $25 a hour. I've been here 2 months and last week was my worst check since I missed 2 days on it with the flu and it was still almost $500. They are a good cpmpany to work for it seems.


Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier


Cents Per Mile

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

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