Medical Insurance

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Whip-Stock's Comment
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This thread maybe discussed somewhere else but have not located as of yet. While this website offers a wealth of information for new truckers obtaining their CDL., are they aware of the cost of medical insurance ?? Not so bad for single person but for married the costs can be phenomenal compared to the salary. Granted truckers are in high demand but the “trucking” companies do not seem to offer a lot of help in this area.. Unless (as me with Tyson) you are working for a large company with a trucking division such as Tyson, Walmart etc.... Any other members can offer comments ???


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.
Susan D. 's Comment
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Different companies offer different plans and the costs naturally vary according to how much that company contributes to the cost of that plan. Of course family coverage anywhere will cost more than just a single driver would pay for insurance for themselves. That would be true whether in trucking or any other career path.

Trucker Kearsey 's Comment
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Old Dominion has a good insurance offer. check.them out.

I didnt.think my insurance was that good until i used it. I just had surgery...the total was $52,000. i paid $900 out of pocket so im happy. my scripts were cheap too. but mine is not one of those high deductible plans.

many companies reduce insurance premiums after staying one year. Mine went from $80 per week.for ALL insurances including disability, vision, life, dental. After the first year it dropped to $50 for all. but im single.


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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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With Old Dominion I pay $30 a week for little ol me, my dad pays around 80 for him my mother and brother. They have a option that is free for the employee only but I went with the better plan and more of the insurance plus vision and dental.

When I was with West Side my insurance was going to be around 80 a week for less coverage it all depends on the company.

Trucker Kearsey 's Comment
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Hope this.helps


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