A. Duie Pyle / Family Dollar Pay

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Jeremy's Comment
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Very demanding work pays well if labor is your thing i personally got into driving to drive

Hawk's Comment
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I’ve been doing local beverage delivery for almost two years and even I won’t do a dollar account! I was offered one when I decided to go back OTR and while the money sounds good, it’s too much like I am doing now (only a week left there before I go back OTR!). Keep in mind I make around 50 a year and drive about 600 miles a week, but I earn every penny of that money and to me the money I currently make isn’t worth anymore. Those stores are very difficult for a day cab and 40 foot trailer to get into, I can’t imagine trying to get a sleeper with a 53 foot trailer into some of those stores. Good luck to anyone who does those accounts!


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.

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A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.


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Bird-one's Comment
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Did Dollar Tree with Schneider for about 3 months. Very rough account. Dollar Tree bought at Family Dollar, they just have rebranded all those stores yet. And possible they may just keep them that way. To me knowledge, the process for unloading was the same for both as far as using the rollars go. You would think they could of figured out a better system by now. Some of the newer Dollar Trees have docks now which made a huge difference but still tough. Dollar General has a different process and does not use rollars so not as strenuous, but still tough. The rollars half the time had dents in them, or just were flat out broken. On top of that you had other drivers essentially stealing other drivers rollars by swapping out their broken one with a good one in the middle of the night. Even for what the pay is, still not worth it.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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I'm so glad those of you who have been brave enough to try the dollar accounts or even beverage delivery (ick) have chimed in on how tough these jobs are.

Some new drivers just don't want to believe it, somehow think they'll be able to do these types of jobs, are swayed by the $ and soon regret it. No way I'd ever consider it.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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