Prime Inc Issues New Pay Raise Toay

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Diver Driver's Comment
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Solo company drivers START at 45 cpm In a lightweight, that means you'll make 50cpm to start. That does not include the bonuses that you'll get weekly for fuel savings, utility, and safety

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Yesterday the announcement came regarding pay and bonus changes for company teams. They are as follows:

Team Truck split of 55cpm up to 3000 miles

3001 to 4000 miles is paid at 80cpm 4000+ miles is paid at 85cpm

Example of 5000 mile week:

55xpm x 3000 miles = $1650

80cpm x 1000 miles= $800

85cpm x 1000 miles = $850

$3300 ÷ by 2 drivers = $1650 per week per driver, as brand new drivers.

PLUS fuel bonuses ranging 50% to 100% of the savings. Plus OTD and safety bonuses.

Yes, they are encouraging teams. And team trainers got an increase too.

The new fuel bonus structure is as follows:

Currently we get 50% of the fuel savings after 7.75 MPG average for the week.

New:

50% of savings 7.75+ MPG

60% of savings 9.25+ MPG

70% of savings 9.75+ MPG

80% of savings 10.25+ MPG

90% of savings 10.75+ MPG

100% of savings 11.25+ MPG

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

PackRat's Comment
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OMG, how many more times are the non-Primates going to see this in the last three days?

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Donna M.'s Comment
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Solo company drivers START at 45 cpm In a lightweight, that means you'll make 50cpm to start. That does not include the bonuses that you'll get weekly for fuel savings, utility, and safety

I’m confused how are light weight making 50 𝐜pm ?

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Diver Driver's Comment
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Solo company drivers START at 45 cpm In a lightweight, that means you'll make 50cpm to start. That does not include the bonuses that you'll get weekly for fuel savings, utility, and safety

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I’m confused how are light weight making 50 𝐜pm ?

Sorry. Punctuation is everything. 45 cpm in a condo. 50 cpm in a lightweight. LWs make an extra 5 cpm.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Lightweights also make an extra 5cpm for northeast to northeast loads (so 55cpm). And they accumulate paid vacation faster.... 85k miles is 1 week paid vacation.

Condo is 125k for one week vaca

With bonuses, my last 2 trainees averaged 55cpm in lightweights. Now the fuel bonus is going up, so they will make more.

Donna here is in a lightweight and con confirm.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

JJlearner's Comment
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Lightweights also make an extra 5cpm for northeast to northeast loads (so 55cpm). And they accumulate paid vacation faster.... 85k miles is 1 week paid vacation.

Condo is 125k for one week vaca

With bonuses, my last 2 trainees averaged 55cpm in lightweights. Now the fuel bonus is going up, so they will make more.

Donna here is in a lightweight and con confirm.

In a class at terminal I saw a paper which shows future NE pay rate. . According to that NE specific drivers are going to get 23% per load or 70c per mile. Not sure exactly what it is and not even sure whether it is correct. I heard 2 drivers holding that paper and discussing about it but didn't understand much.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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My guess would be that is the Northeast regional rate. All lightweights, less mileage and practically no fuel bonus. it makes up for lack of miles. I will try to confirm that

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Ralph D.'s Comment
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Rainy,

IIRC..... With in the last few months I believe you said something about switching to an automatic really brought down your fuel bonus. Did that continue to be the case and does the new scale change anything about that? (Assuming it was you that said that, please correct me otherwise!)

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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That was my 2017 International I got in Septemeber after my surgery. That truck only got in the 8mpg no matter what, still a bonus though. Usually 1 to 2 cpm.

The 2020 International gets 9mpg ranges. This is still much lower than my Cascadia manual, but that truck was much lighter also. I could easily get 9.5 to 10mpg loaded and 13mpg empty! I had my students drive 58mph and as a team I got $250 per week usually.

Now my weekly solo bonus is usually 3.5cpm to 4cpm, or $80 to $100 per week. The highest i ever got was 8cpm in the manual, but add the 2cpm for safety and on time delivery...that is a pretty penny.

Solo in 2017 International, two loads that week: 0528602001564947460.jpg

Solo in 2020 International, 4 loads that week: 0463035001564947484.jpg

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

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