Pay Increase Announced

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Chris M's Comment
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Add Swift to that list. I'm not sure what the starting base pay is right now.

"Effective August 6, 2018 the base pay for over-the-road drivers will increase by $.02 for our drivers that are at or over the 60,000 miles/6-month level. This is effective with all loads dispatched on or after 8-6-18. If on August 6th you are at or above the level of 6 months or 60,000, you will receive this increase. Others who are newer to Swift are eligible to receive this increase when they hit the 6 months/60,000-mile level. So, instead of today’s increase of $.01 from the 30,000 miles/3-month level to the 60,000 mile/6-month level, you will now receive an increase of $.03. We feel this increase will enhance our progressive pay scale that allows you to advance more quickly based on the miles you run and not just on length-of-service at Swift."

andhe78'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.

Not quite right. Regional flatbed got a five cent raise, USA flatbed got a three cent raise, and dedicated, glass, and tcd got nothing. Everyone is getting the guaranteed pay, though.

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.

C T.'s Comment
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I glanced over it but yes I think you're right. either way it's good news for everyone. Competition is only going to continue and we will all benefit in some way.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Add Heartland to the list. Driver pay was increased across all divisions on July 7. I don't know if everyone got the same increase, but for me, on the refrigerated fleet, it was $0.02 per mile.

Pianoman's Comment
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American Furniture Warehouse also increased their pay for otr drivers and local drivers a few months ago.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Old Dominion raises pay September 7th Linehaul pay is up 2 cpm now starts at .57 and they increased the hook and drop pay it is now 2.00 per hook and drop instead of 1.50 which means a total of $8 each time you hook or break a set. Fueling is upto 3.50 from 1.50. Also all hourly employees get a $1 per hour increase.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

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

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Clarence F.'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:

I could be wrong. I'm only 8 days into my D seat training, but I believe for Jim Palmer Trucking, it's now 45 cpms before mileage bonus on regional. We've done 3k+ miles in that 8 days also. I'm not looking at exact numbers but it's a reasonable close guess.

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.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

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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