Heard Of Paid Only By Stops?

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Voyager's Comment
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Good morning/afternoon/evening

Just spoke with a carrier called Key logistics, they don't pay by miles, but by stops. $200 Dollars per stop, its all northeast regional work. I've never heard of a pay system like that before, but i'm still green in this industry. Is that a common pay system? any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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.

PackRat's Comment
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I've never heard of this type of payment option. Might be okay if the stops are close together, but what about if it's several hundred miles between deliveries?

Voyager's Comment
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I've never heard of this type of payment option. Might be okay if the stops are close together, but what about if it's several hundred miles between deliveries?

yeah i was thinking that, i spoke with the hiring manager again today in regards to the delivery distances. exact words were " your typical 200-500 mile runs". to me that's not really close together in my opinion. i figured that i could make at least a grand a week if i'm doing 5 stops a week. i dont think that's bad starting out i guess, have to start somewhere.

PJ's Comment
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Are they doing LTL or truckload???? I have never heard of this type of pay scale. What type of freight are they hauling???? Could make a big difference in your time sitting at customers. When I ran regional I averaged 4 loads a week because grocery warehouses are really good at taking a long time to load/unload a trailer.

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.

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
G-Town's Comment
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I've heard of it for short, local runs. But it's not common.

There are a few dispatched out of Jonestown PA that Swift pays a flat fee for a one stop, drop and hook of 190 miles round trip.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

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