Questions About Job Offer I Received, How Does The Pay Stand Up To Other Places?

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Jamie T's Comment
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So I'm starting with Schneider on 12/17/2018. I will doing a dedicated national position. I will be out a minimum of 14 days at a time. Base pay is a FLAT rate of $140 per day, for as far as I know all the days I'm available to work / not at home? SO this works out to be about $960 a week, working 7 days a week. Am I getting myself into a mess, or should I be happy about this being my first CDL job? It's a lot more than I currently make, so I'm not complaining about the pay just curious how this compares to other jobs like it.

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.
Old School's Comment
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Is that a Dollar Store account?

Jamie T's Comment
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Is that a Dollar Store account?

Not specifically, they will have me doing a lot of different businesses they said including Walmart, Dollar Store etc. I'll post a link to the job description it will prolly explain it better than me. https://schneiderjobs.com/search-driving-opportunities/details/180858?src=JB-10139

Old School's Comment
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Usually when you're getting a day rate like that it's going to involve physical unloading, or a lot of waiting at warehouses. There's both positive and negative points for that type job. For my way of thinking it limits your income potential. I like to be free to determine my own level of income. That's the beauty of performance based pay and OTR jobs.

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.

PJ's Comment
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The link didn’t post as a link. If that is a position going to stores, I would be real hesitant for a new driver doing it. If it’s DC’s no issues. Stores pose alot of close quarter issues that I would not want to see a new driver attempting. Not saying its impossible, just more risk. I agree with Old School on limiting your income.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I honestly think $140/day is low... Especially if it's anything to do with dollar stores. But that's just my opinion. If you drive 500 miles a day, that comes out to 28 cpm. As a rookie driver fresh out of company training 3 years ago, I made more than that. I often brought at least that home, after taxes and insurance out the wazoo.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Brian's Comment
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Out of curiosity were they pushing for this or was it something you just came across? I asked around about this when I was going through orientation but at that time it was a new position at that time. Was never able to get much info on it. But I believe that in addition to other accounts the second Schneider picks up a new one you will be heading that way. I know this doesn't help at all. But do as much research as you can on it. And also take into account what old school said about the "performance based pay"

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I honestly think $140/day is low... Especially if it's anything to do with dollar stores. But that's just my opinion. If you drive 500 miles a day, that comes out to 28 cpm. As a rookie driver fresh out of company training 3 years ago, I made more than that. I often brought at least that home, after taxes and insurance out the wazoo.

That was exactly my thought. Signing up with any of the company sponsored CDL training he would end up with a job with better pay.

The link says it is covering for drivers on vacation, etc.

Here is the link Schneider

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Jamie T's Comment
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I applied for their apprenticeship program to get a CDL. They said open positions are either this one or team driving. I said I'd prefer to run solo.

Out of curiosity were they pushing for this or was it something you just came across? I asked around about this when I was going through orientation but at that time it was a new position at that time. Was never able to get much info on it. But I believe that in addition to other accounts the second Schneider picks up a new one you will be heading that way. I know this doesn't help at all. But do as much research as you can on it. And also take into account what old school said about the "performance based pay"

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.
Pianoman's Comment
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I applied for their apprenticeship program to get a CDL. They said open positions are either this one or team driving. I said I'd prefer to run solo.

I was also going to say I think it's low pay, until you said this. If I were in your shoes I'd make the same decision. Just stick with it and eventually other positions will open up that pay better.

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.
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