Big Vs Small Company Pay Difference?

Topic 23510 | Page 2

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:
Rainy D.'s Comment
member avatar

Anyone one of you "Trucking Truthers" have a Youtube channel?? Hey Rainy, have you seen that guy Junior Honduras who drives for Prime? He has a great channel that I have been learning a lot watching. Where is your channel Rainy? I wonder if he makes a lot with referral bonuses with that channel.

i dont watch youtube because there are too many whiners. i ha e been asked by many people to start a channel cause im funny..or so they say. i do have stories to tell, but really... who has time for that? maybe ill start. who knows.

i saw Lil Guy in my terminal last week. i watched him once...another annoying person on YT. but, maybe im just nasty lol

i guess we need to define small....i dont really think 800 trucks is small. But even at Prime i get the small time feel. i always know people in the terminals. i see drivers on the road. its family.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
member avatar

Anyone one of you "Trucking Truthers" have a Youtube channel?? Hey Rainy, have you seen that guy Junior Honduras who drives for Prime? He has a great channel that I have been learning a lot watching. Where is your channel Rainy? I wonder if he makes a lot with referral bonuses with that channel.

Ashley Loucks (chickie monster) has a channel. It is pretty good.

I would recommend :

Ashley, Lovin Truckin, Indiana Jack, Life is Good, and not much else.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
member avatar

I'm training with a smaller company, 750 to 800ish trucks. The really cool part, I have access to all of Prime's facilities! Plus, when I have the chance to stop at my "home" terminal in Missoula they know me by name. My pay is the same as a Prime TnT. So in my book, WIN WIN and another WIN!

TL;DR I'm blessed with a small company and the benefits of a mega.

700 trucks is NOT a small company. My company has around 350 trucks. Small (imo,) is anything less 100. 101 to 999 trucks, I would classify as mid size.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Brett Aquila's Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

I'm training with a smaller company, 750 to 800ish trucks. The really cool part, I have access to all of Prime's facilities! Plus, when I have the chance to stop at my "home" terminal in Missoula they know me by name. My pay is the same as a Prime TnT. So in my book, WIN WIN and another WIN!

TL;DR I'm blessed with a small company and the benefits of a mega.

double-quotes-end.png

700 trucks is NOT a small company. My company has around 350 trucks. Small (imo,) is anything less 100. 101 to 999 trucks, I would classify as mid size.

93% of all trucking companies have fewer than 6 trucks. 97% have fewer than 20 trucks. Anything above 100 trucks puts a company in the upper 1% of carriers based on size.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
member avatar

Bigger companies usually have higher milage per week. Let's say you start with a mega at 33 CPM it will take a 3030 mile week to gross $1000. A smaller company may pay 50 CPM and if you average 1500 miles per week it's only $750 gross. So you see, CPM is not a magic number with any company. Some claim you can make up to 60 CPM with them, if you get all the bonuses and extra pays. Just be careful with what info you can't confirm. There are many tall tales when it comes to driver pay. Good luck.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

I'm training with a smaller company, 750 to 800ish trucks. The really cool part, I have access to all of Prime's facilities! Plus, when I have the chance to stop at my "home" terminal in Missoula they know me by name. My pay is the same as a Prime TnT. So in my book, WIN WIN and another WIN!

TL;DR I'm blessed with a small company and the benefits of a mega.

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

700 trucks is NOT a small company. My company has around 350 trucks. Small (imo,) is anything less 100. 101 to 999 trucks, I would classify as mid size.

double-quotes-end.png

93% of all trucking companies have fewer than 6 trucks. 97% have fewer than 20 trucks. Anything above 100 trucks puts a company in the upper 1% of carriers based on size.

LOL. Should have said small company feel. I had just woke up before posting that. shocked.png

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More