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Don't forget to study!

Seriously congratulations!

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Rhino's Comment
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Oh no need lol I’m pure 😂 thank u I will def do that. Hey I just had r&l call me offering me spot. Starting top pay seems. Tho he said it was paid off the run. didn’t fully understand it. $29 hour I think

Don't forget to study!

Seriously congratulations!

Don't be afraid to ask any questions you have here I'll be more than happy to answer any questions no matter how dumb you think it is.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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That is a great offer. My sister worked at R&L in the office and said they drivers liked it. I remember her saying they way the pay a run is a little weird but don't remember why.

Between you me and the lamp post I'd go with R&L over Reddaway. That is just my personal opinion however.

Rhino's Comment
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Ya that’s what I’m thinking to but I’m horrible at making decisions lol not a big fan of r&l pay structure but sure it’s good money. They said it’s by run and how many hours it is. So if it’s a 10 hour run u get paid for the 10 hours

That is a great offer. My sister worked at R&L in the office and said they drivers liked it. I remember her saying they way the pay a run is a little weird but don't remember why.

Between you me and the lamp post I'd go with R&L over Reddaway. That is just my personal opinion however.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I guess they pay for the time the run takes instead of distance? It probably all works out to the same amount anyway, plus it gets your foot in the door.

Rhino's Comment
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Ya that’s correct. But they don’t get any extra pays like for drop and hook and al the others another company would pay for. That’s true. Not sure what I’ll be starting at with reddaway.

I guess they pay for the time the run takes instead of distance? It probably all works out to the same amount anyway, plus it gets your foot in the door.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Try not to get too hung up on the way they break down the paycheck my guess is the drop and hooking is figured into the amount they pay they just don't break it down.

R&L would be the safer option imo, even if they pay a little less. A few months ago my dad was looking at getting his CDL and YRC pay was actually lower than other companies. Plus I know their equipment is pretty rough as they can only do the bare minimum to keep it running. On top of that the moral for YRC companies is pretty low, it wouldn't be any fun working with a bunch of angry drivers and dispatchers.

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.

Dispatcher:

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Rhino's Comment
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True. But least it’s something. More then what I’m making now for sure. I can try for r&l sure but also don’t wanna lose the offer I have if r&l decide to move on because someone with experience came in. Only looking to do this till I can get on with odfl that’s my goal.

Try not to get too hung up on the way they break down the paycheck my guess is the drop and hooking is figured into the amount they pay they just don't break it down.

R&L would be the safer option imo, even if they pay a little less. A few months ago my dad was looking at getting his CDL and YRC pay was actually lower than other companies. Plus I know their equipment is pretty rough as they can only do the bare minimum to keep it running. On top of that the moral for YRC companies is pretty low, it wouldn't be any fun working with a bunch of angry drivers and dispatchers.

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.

Dispatcher:

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Keith A.'s Comment
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Oh no need lol I’m pure 😂 thank u I will def do that. Hey I just had r&l call me offering me spot. Starting top pay seems. Tho he said it was paid off the run. didn’t fully understand it. $29 hour I think

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Don't forget to study!

Seriously congratulations!

Don't be afraid to ask any questions you have here I'll be more than happy to answer any questions no matter how dumb you think it is.

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$29 is great to start with. It's taken me three and a half years and three companies (my last one was bought out, so I'm not job hopping) to get up that high. If they bring you onboard, no more stale CDL. Six months+ and you'll start getting random texts and emails from companies wanting to headhunt you. XD

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.
Rhino's Comment
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It is not bad at all. Ima call them back today and see what’s up. See if it’s better schedule to cuz he says it’s full time to. Well glad your not jobless lol ya I’m sure I’ll be hearing from some

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Oh no need lol I’m pure 😂 thank u I will def do that. Hey I just had r&l call me offering me spot. Starting top pay seems. Tho he said it was paid off the run. didn’t fully understand it. $29 hour I think

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Don't forget to study!

Seriously congratulations!

Don't be afraid to ask any questions you have here I'll be more than happy to answer any questions no matter how dumb you think it is.

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$29 is great to start with. It's taken me three and a half years and three companies (my last one was bought out, so I'm not job hopping) to get up that high. If they bring you onboard, no more stale CDL. Six months+ and you'll start getting random texts and emails from companies wanting to headhunt you. XD

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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