PTL Is It What They Promise

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Kevin D.'s Comment
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I apologize I'm in advance if this has already been answered. I'm looking into PTL being a company driver and the recruiter is saying 85k a year being out 6 to 10 days. He wasn't pushy lime a lot of them which was nice but I'm a little skeptical. Any knowledge on this is appreciated.

C T.'s Comment
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I'm going to say that's probably for a team. A solo driver would probably be 40k-70k maybe. I don't know what they pay.

Errol V.'s Comment
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On the top left of this page is a 3-bar menu. Touch there then select Trucking Company Reviews.

Paschal is in there.

Gladhand's Comment
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Most the time a figure like that is after you put your time in and become a top dog at the company. Most if not all first year drivers won't make that.

G-Town's Comment
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Kevin 85k is not going to happen your first year; realistically about 40k.

During the first year of trucking you are challenged with a very steep and unforgiving learning curve. Until you learn how to operate safely and efficiently your compensation is limited. Only the very top tier performers can achieve that level of income.

I think investing time with TT's starter kit will help you get a grasp of realistic expectations.


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.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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They are an employee owned company. Id ask if their pay projections are actual wages i get in my direct deposit, or does that include my profit sharing that goes to a retirement plan?

At the USPS they had this trick of listing all USPS health insurance contributions, vacation values, sick pay, pension allotments into my salary. so although my earn wages were $ "total employment package" was $85,000. but i never saw that money. juat a thought.

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