Swift Pay During Training

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AntoineF's Comment
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Found out today in class that I will make minimum wage(Alabama min. wage 7.25) plus$ 1.00 for driving miles with trainer and min wage (minus the extra 1.00) for all other duties on truck with trainer

Daniel's Comment
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Found out today in class that I will make minimum wage(Alabama min. wage 7.25) plus$ 1.00 for driving miles with trainer and min wage (minus the extra 1.00) for all other duties on truck with trainer

That sounds pretty good.. Considering Federal minimum wage is $7.25/hr, and I have 5+ years in the food industry, and am getting paid $7.25/hr right now.

You mentioned what the "training pay" was (minimum wage + bonus), but did you bother to ask what the pay was after training, and how long "training" lasts exactly?

Thanks. :)

David L.'s Comment
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Training pay is for the 200-240 hours you are training with your mentor. You are paid your state's minimum wage when On-duty/Not Driving (4) and $1 more per hour when on the drive line (3). When you go solo you go to $.33 cents per mile (base rate).

The first 50 hours driving will be YOU and you alone. This 50 hours lets the mentor, who is riding shotgun the whole time, decide if you are ready to "solo" while he sleeps. After the 50 hours you will be "teaming" and the mentor gets paid for all miles run. This, plus some bonus for being a mentor, pays them for you scaring the cr@@PPP out of them for several weeks!! So, the first week or so you'll do "all" the driving and each will sleep when you are off. After that the truck will team and you will probably see some sweet routes out west!!

Indy's Comment
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Found out today in class that I will make minimum wage(Alabama min. wage 7.25) plus$ 1.00 for driving miles with trainer and min wage (minus the extra 1.00) for all other duties on truck with trainer

Haven't we seen this already? wtf-2.gif

Marcus K.'s Comment
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I would not get out of bed for 7.25 an hour . you should not drive for anything less than 20 an hour unless you are just starting out and get a local dump truck job or similar which is about 10 to 14 hour . Mc D's pays far more than that for plopping some fries in a bag.

Curtis J.'s Comment
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Marcus he is just starting out, so making that 7.25 an hour is more than fair. After his training he will definitely be making more money. And a major difference in driving a truck and working at Macdonald's, at Macdonald's after about five years you will probably be making the same amount of money as when you first started. In trucking the possibility of the type of money you can make in five years is almost limitless.

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