Prime Pay Raise & Guarantee Team Pay

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Prime announced a new starting pay today and an increase in the team bonus as well as team guarantee pay.

All company drivers are getting a 1cpm raise, making starting pay at 46cpm for a full size on reefer and 51cpm for a lightweight. Including bonuses this gives a new driver a potential average for about 56cpm in a lightweight.

Also team company drivers are now guaranteed $1425 per week while out and got a bonus bump as well.

IMO this is going to put the lease ops at a disadvantage because right now many hire co-drivers at $1000 per week. Why team with a lease Op who will act like your boss when you can make a lot more money and be with an equal?

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Old School's Comment
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Those are some really great starting pay rates!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Yeah the team bonus bump makes teaming pay more than being a trainer. Hmm

I will be taking on a new team mate cause the last student terrified me lol

Chief Brody's Comment
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Reefer smeefer.

What about flatbed?

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Reefer smeefer.

What about flatbed?

All company drivers get the 1cpm increase and team bonus. I just don't stay on top of FB pay and didn't want to get it wrong. What is the starting pay for FB?

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Luke A.'s Comment
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Another reason for me to start with Prime. Thanks for posting the update.

Katie's Comment
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Wow! Prime was already my first choice but that’s more money than I’ve ever made!!

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Wow! Prime was already my first choice but that’s more money than I’ve ever made!!

If you check out my Youtube playlist I have my paystubs listed. I even included my first solo pay from 2016. This increase means even more money.

Prime company driver pay stubs

Smart C.'s Comment
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When I received this fleet message today, it made me consider teaming for the very first time. That consideration lasted about 60 seconds. I must sleep in a stationary truck without road noise. I don't see how you guys do it. I can't even sleep in my truck without earplugs while it's sitting sill. Those expensive earplugs are a must! It amazes me to see some of you do it year round for multiple years. No time to workout either....cant do it. I applaud you guys and gals.

Prime announced a new starting pay today and an increase in the team bonus as well as team guarantee pay.

All company drivers are getting a 1cpm raise, making starting pay at 46cpm for a full size on reefer and 51cpm for a lightweight. Including bonuses this gives a new driver a potential average for about 56cpm in a lightweight.

Also team company drivers are now guaranteed $1425 per week while out and got a bonus bump as well.

IMO this is going to put the lease ops at a disadvantage because right now many hire co-drivers at $1000 per week. Why team with a lease Op who will act like your boss when you can make a lot more money and be with an equal?

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Honestly though team training is not the same as teaming as a company driver. As a company driver I have way less pressure and can appreciate and even create my own down time. lease ops need to maximize and cannot slow down even when they need to.

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