A. Duie Pyle / Family Dollar Pay

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I can't find the original post where someone was interested in what Pyle was paying for their Family Dollar route.

I'll admit I took minimal notes once I heard Family Dollar, since I am too old to be hand bombing freight, but this is what I wrote and remember.

78 cents/mile, and 8 cents per piece unloaded with an average of 3,000 pieces, 3 loads per week. I'm not sure what the deal is with 3 loads a week, but that comes to $720/week just to unload, and that figure was definitely mentioned. Maybe a load can't be completed in a day? I know it was home every day and weekends, so maybe you have all week to do the three loads?

He said their average driver started at $72k and top producers were over $100k. $72k, minus the $720/week unloading, would only leave less than 1,000 miles per week driving.

Sorry I didn't pay more attention, but once I heard Dollar store, I lost interest. The only reason I took notes at all was the $72 - 100K mentioned.

I also know they have no training pay, and no tuition reimbursement.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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When Pyle said they use rollers, I assumed he meant a roller conveyor type setup.

I just found this post in another thread by Brett, and thought, Hell No!!!! I don't think even $100k would be worth it.

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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Thought you were going to How. What happened to that?

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Thought you were going to How. What happened to that?

"I can't find the original post where someone was interested in what Pyle was paying for their Family Dollar route."

They had a recruiter at school, and someone here wondered about the pay.

My plan is still to go with Wolding, as long as they will have me. I have been keeping them abreast of my continuing saga with NY's scheduling snafu. I thought the school was making it up, but my recruiter said it is normal for NY

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I took notes for all the recruiters, since the first, TMC, seemed highly offended that I wasn't interested.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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OK. You know we do not recommend Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, or Dollar General accounts for new people. Just look at those stores. There is so much to learn as a new driver and it is so tiring when you first start, why add to that very challenging backing several times a day along with hand unloading and in some cases stocking shelves? I can't think of any amount of money that would make me want to do that kind of work.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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OK. You know we do not recommend Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, or Dollar General accounts for new people. Just look at those stores. There is so much to learn as a new driver and it is so tiring when you first start, why add to that very challenging backing several times a day along with hand unloading and in some cases stocking shelves? I can't think of any amount of money that would make me want to do that kind of work.

Yes, that is how it came up before. Someone was talking about Dollar Store/Dollar General, and that it is not a good idea for a beginner, and I was curious if Family Dollar was different, given the rollers (which I thought was a conveyor type thing). I had mentioned they were offering great pay, and someone asked about the pay. It wasn't a new driver, it was someone experienced asking.

As long as I can make it through Woldings orientation, and everything is as advertised, and I have every reason to believe it is, I see no reason to do anything else. The pay is fine, benefits are fine, and the home time is fine. Their reputation is great, I have spoken to a couple of former drivers, and they said they never should have left, it was the best company they ever worked for.

I will be paid hourly, so I am not sure how much I can do to increase my performance, but it is a decent starting rate, once converted to miles, and I'm sure if I am willing to work, they will work me as many hours as it is legal.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Rob T.'s Comment
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Thanks grumpy, i was the one who asked although i have no interest in it either i was just curious what they were offering.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Thanks grumpy, i was the one who asked although i have no interest in it either i was just curious what they were offering.

Ah, OK. I couldn't find the post. Glad you saw this.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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When the recruiters came to my school I also stopped listening when they mentioned Dollar accounts. I am going to make $75k with Old Dominion running linehaul I never have to touch freight. Our top drivers are over $100k with some being close to $125k, you could not pay me enough to take a Dollar anything account. There is a reason why they pay decent but always need drivers for those routes.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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