Fair Starting Wage With No Experience For Cesspool Pump Trailer Driver

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Hasani D.'s Comment
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Do you think at least $25/hr is appropriate for someone with no experience in Long Island, ny?

Auggie69's Comment
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Do you think at least $25/hr is appropriate for someone with no experience in Long Island, ny?

Yup. As long as you lived in a van down by the river.

BK's Comment
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$25 ph would be bare minimum

Hasani D.'s Comment
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Do you think at least $25/hr is appropriate for someone with no experience in Long Island, ny?

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Yup. As long as you lived in a van down by the river.

Lol…if I get the call back…I’m going to ask for $30…they also do raises

Bruce K.'s Comment
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My thought was to ask for $30 based on your area. Still to low for a man with a CDL , but do the best you can do. I hope you get something reasonable.

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.
George B.'s Comment
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Long Island, Ny should pay double that! shocked.png

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Do you think at least $25/hr is appropriate for someone with no experience in Long Island, ny?

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Yup. As long as you lived in a van down by the river.

Alluding to 'Patches?' Or John Ludwig? Or Presence? LoLoL...

Seriously, Hasani; I was born in L.I./NY ... well, born in Queens, and raised in East Meadow. Nassau County.

That's not really a 'bad' starting rate. I asked around. With experience (aka; if you stay 6 months & up,) you'll be making $35 to $50 per, or at least have the opportunity to.

Having your CDLA is a great bargaining tool, for starters. We wish you luck; let us know how it turns out. It's a job that somebody sure DOES have to do!!

My two cents,

~ Anne ~

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.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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I would be going OTR to get out of NY. Seriously.

OTR:

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Is that in US dollars?

Do you think at least $25/hr is appropriate for someone with no experience in Long Island, ny?

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Alluding to 'Patches?' Or John Ludwig? Or Presence? LoLoL...

Matt Foley

$25 is only one number, there are others you should consider before taking a driving job.

40 - How many hours are their drivers averaging in a week? At 40 you'd only be averaging $1,000/week while you'd be around $1,500/week at 60.

1.5 - Federal law exempts most driving jobs from having to pay overtime but some employers pay it anyway. The overtime rules vary by employer (overtime after 8, overtime after 11, overtime after 40, overtime after 50). With a 60 hour week and overtime after 40 that same job would pay $1,750/week or $91K/yr - not bad for a rookie.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

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