Pay Increase Announced

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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With the increase of freight rates and a demand for qualified drivers, many companies are upping their starting pay.

Please let us know if your company has recently increased your cpm.

Today Prime announced a 2cpm increase to all A seat drivers. This means those who have completed training and upgraded. They are solo or team drivers who are eligible to run solo. When i started, a newbie's cpm was 39 for reefer division condos.

Now: Reefer condo 44cpm Reefer Lightweights 49cpm

I believe flatbed is now 46cpm and tanker at 51cpm. (Turtle and Icecold can confirm this).

Did your company increase? let us know.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
C T.'s Comment
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Whoa, I literally signed in to post the same thing. We got a fleet message today that Maverick otr and regional drivers in glass, flatbed and tcd I believe will get a .05 cpm increase. So now the base pay will be .52-.59 cpm base pay. That doesn't include the up to .06 cpm bonus which is very easy to get. They also announced a minimum guarantee between 1000-1200 a week depending on tenure I think. The message was a little confusing but it looks like the carriers are competing for drivers which is good for us.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Turtle's Comment
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Yes, the starting base rate for Prime's flatbed division is now .46 cpm I think. I'm personally at .48 and with additional variable pay for tarping, stops, and fuel bonuses I'm typically in the .56-.58 range overall.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

C T.'s Comment
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Staying out the way you guys do I'm sure you're doing pretty good

Keith A.'s Comment
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I think Knight just upped theirs, I believe we're starting at .40cpm, sliding scale up to... .47c or .48c I'm not sure though because I was told I was getting a raise about two months ago, to .40cpm, but I heard our recruiter talking on the phone saying that was starting pay, though I'm not sure if said driver was experienced or not.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

C T.'s Comment
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How exactly does the sliding scale work?

Keith A.'s Comment
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Depending on the length of the load we'll run anywhere between 40 and 47/48 cpm Over 500mi is 40c between 250-500 is 42-44, ish 50-250 is 46-48 under 50 usually qualifies us for local pay, which is hourly

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I posted a week or so ago about Wolding increasing pay by 2 cpm.

Not to be nit picky but y'all realize that .02 cpm means 2/100ths of a cent per mile. Just saying. .02 dollars per mile or 2 cpm would be the correct way of showing two cents per mile. Math is kinda one of my things.

I always get a laugh out of all the trucking company advertisements that advertise .xx cents per mile. Because in actuality the advertisement states it is paying less than 1 cpm.

Drive Safe and God Speed

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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CFI raised all pay bands starting July 22, 2018. This is a 1 to 2 CPM increase depending on where you fall on the pay bands. The pay bands are based on mileage. The decreased the time it would take to get to top pay to 8 years. The lowest solo pay is up to 35 CPM from 33 CPM. They raised solo, team and owner op pay.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Honestly, almost every major carrier out there has increased their pay recently, and many of them significantly this year. Just in the past few months, not including the ones already mentioned:

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.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

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