Old Dominion Pay Raise

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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Around this time of the year. Old Dominion gives what they call a "cost of living" raise.

This year Linehaul is getting just about a .02cpm raise which makes the top pay after 3 years around .70cpm with a small increase to additional misc pay.

Likewise, city drivers got a 1$ increase which makes the top pay 29.73$ per hour after 3 years.

Also new this year, OD now recognizes Christmas Eve as a paid holiday off.

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.

Splitter's Comment
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Those numbers are impressive! What are the rates for less experienced drivers. Basically, what are they’re entry level rates? I’m hoping to do a southeast regional gig after I buy a house in FL, late next year.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Those numbers are impressive! What are the rates for less experienced drivers. Basically, what are they’re entry level rates? I’m hoping to do a southeast regional gig after I buy a house in FL, late next year.

When I started there last year I started at .55 cpm and $25 an hour. After my 6 month raise I'm at 57 cpm and $26.50 per hour. I'll get my 1 year raise in 3 weeks and with the scheduled raise I should be over 60 cpm and $27 per hour.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brian's Comment
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How are the health benefits?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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How are the health benefits?

They seem to be pretty good to me, they have a basic plan for individuals where you have no premium and it seems to be good coverage. I have the top plan and most of the extras and it costs me about $30 per week. My dad covers himself my mother and brother he said it was $78 a week and that included dental, vision and some extras as well.

Brian's Comment
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That's really good so how would it compare to a union company like say Abf or Ups what would the difference there be?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I don't know much about ABF other than what I see on the road and they have a lot of older Mack's and we have about 7k more employees than them. UPS has good benefits from what I hear and pay the highest in LTL. But it can take years and years to get to their top runs.

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
Big Scott's Comment
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ODFL is a union company.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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ODFL is a union company.

That's news to me since I've worked there almost a year and "union" is seen as a bad word.

Brian's Comment
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Well I meant more in terms of health insurance cost. I thought companies like ups charged very little to no cost for their insurance but assuming they pay union dues. So was wondering if it pretty much evens out when paying for insurance like with old Dominion if that makes sense.

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