You got a Job With a company? GREAT..
Are you going to their drivers school?
Are you going to "lease" one of their trucks?
Most time they tell you the cents per mile is $.85 around there and below that.
You actually need around 1.50-2.00 today per mile to make decent money.
YOU for that "leased" truck from them costs you thousands per month to "Lease" or "Own" if you were dumb enough to finance it through them.
ALL the fuel ( at least $4.50 a gallon at 5-7 mpg ), insurance ( this company is self insured PROFIT $$ ), license ( thousands $$ ) , repairs ( Thousands $$ through them PROFIT $$ ), Maintenance ( Thousands $$ MORE PROFIT FOR THEM $$ ), and much much more YOU pay for - TO THEM; allot of profit for THEM.
If you get stuck with a nasty fleet manager and THEY ARE THE ONE'S WHO DETERMINE YOUR WEEKLY MILES..
You need around a constant 2500 PER WEEK.. 500 miles per day for log book weekly hour maximum.. Depends if your running wither the 5 or 6 days week log book.
Statue of limitations has long past; BUT I had to run THREE LOG BOOKS.
This company and many others use logbook software and they charge you for it.. $23,000.00 for 375 licenses and other software that you will use..
If there is any lay over pay and also for lay over for holidays?
Dead Heading is money lost for YOU OUT OF YOUR POCKET.
I can go on and on.
ONE VERY IMPORTANT THING... READ THE PAPER WORK COMPLETELY...
If they let you and most likely they won't take it with you and have a lawyer go over it if you DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE WHOLE CONTRACT AND WHAT IT MEANS...
IF legal covertly record any and all contractual, dispatching, and any business discussions and phone calls..
My history I was one of those "Super Truckers" a while ago ( over twenty straight years gear jamming ); before all those computer engine management, auto trans missions; I'd like to see a new rookie shift 5x5 or one of the others I had to.
In ending a "Company" can and WILL boot a L/O or a Driver out of the truck at anytime or any where; I HAVE SEEN IT.
I wish you all the luck and as mentioned I have seen allot of "drivers" chewed up and crapped out by this industry..
From your post this company is paying you $600.00 per week?
I would watch out and keep my eyes, ears very very wide open with mouth shut tight..
HuH? This company doesn't hire just "drivers"?
Your training is in the truck with an "instructor driver" after "class"?
They don't like you they can really screw you over with the DAC/USIS driver reporting system.. Ever hear of being "black balled"?
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