A New Job Offer As A P And D Driver Local

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Berkley A.'s Comment
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I have been made an offer by a local ltl in Tulsa, Ok for local Ltl with starting salary of 20.10 hr Monday through Friday, the manager who made me the offer says they are getting 55hrs a week average, immediately after making the offer, they sent me for DOT physical and drug test(saturday) I applied for this job with intelliapp, Im thinking there is now way they would send me for physical and drug test unless they plan on hiring me, What's say you drivers?

LTL:

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

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

G-Town's Comment
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I think you are correct.

PackRat's Comment
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So I agree with G-Town. Those tests cost them money, which they're not going to waste. 55 hours....so you get overtime for the 15 extra hours?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Burkley B.'s Comment
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Not a bad deal at all. Definitely good money. If you got that far I'd say they are looking to hire you. On a sidenote, we have the same uncommon first name.

Tim F.'s Comment
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More than likely he’s working 55 hour straight time. LTL companies take advantage of a federal law which classifies P&D as drivers as sales and therefor don’t pay overtime until after 55 hours. Good Luck with the local job. I run local in Albany NY...it’s freat to be home every night.

LTL:

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

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Rob T.'s Comment
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More than likely he’s working 55 hour straight time. LTL companies take advantage of a federal law which classifies P&D as drivers as sales and therefor don’t pay overtime until after 55 hours. Good Luck with the local job. I run local in Albany NY...it’s freat to be home every night.

That's some BS that they get away with that. I'm glad I get OT after 10 hours (we have 4 day work week), and anything after 40. Also, if for whatever reason I don't get 40 hours because there wasn't enough work, I am guaranteed my 40 hours. Not here to debate union vs non union, but this is one advantage to them. I feel all drivers should be paid hourly with OT after 40, unfortunately it isn't practical because of the amount of people who would take advantage of lack of supervision and likely burn up their clock while sitting in a truck stop lounge somewhere.

LTL:

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

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Berkley A.'s Comment
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Overtime after 50, its the only bad thing I have found so far...probably gonna use this to get to Saia or OD..I have reports of drivers making 28 dollars an hour at Saia.

Kevin L.'s Comment
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My understanding is Overtime pay is optional for the company. Why complain they are doing you a favor. Because our hours are limited by the department of transportation drivers are exempt from the overtime requirement.

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