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  1. #11

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    Default Re: Average per mile for newbie

    This being, "yet another" career change for me, I'm new to trucking but not new to the "new guy" rodeo when it comes to startup careers. $0.40'ish seems to be a pretty normal offering for us new guys and being as we know nothing and can't perform like experienced drivers, its probably quite a good deal. So good, in fact that I expect not to earn much off it until I'm qualified to haul across border in a couple of years or so. What I am expecting, (once I finish training), is short runs, long turn-arounds and well scrutinized lengthy vehicle inspections etc.. Paid my dues in every career I've undertaken so far. I expect this will be no different. If it is, I'll be surprised and,,, very happy !

    Not since the days of my first Graduation, in the 70's, have I expected people to throw money at me for my qualifications. If that works for you, you're a better man than I,,, or you're working in the UK, where institutionalized competence is the rule !!

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    Default Re: Average per mile for newbie

    I think as a newbie you should accept the job at the rate of 0.43 per mile and after some experience, you can charge high rates.
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    Agree , 0.43 to 0.45 cents is the rate for less experienced drivers. At the moment for experienced I see between 0.48 and 0.51 cents.
    but I consider after the EDL implementations drivers rate will increase.

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    I see Gold Freight is offering .60 cpm. I would be interested if any one working there who speaks the Kings English would like to review the company. How can a company offering this rate be grovelling for drivers with little to no experience?

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    Default Re: Average per mile for newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by sukh01 View Post
    Hi,
    I am a new driver. My employer( fleet of two trucks) is going to pay me .43 per mile. Is it comparable to industry average. I will be driving dryvan from Red Deer to abbots ford.
    I would imagine employer would bump your rate up after a few months if you don't hit nothing and just get the job done. First 3 months company needs no reason to let you go.
    New 50 year old driver was in our lunch room to pick up a truck and he had been waiting a few hours. He tells me the truck keeps shutting off after 5 minutes. I ask,,you check coolant level. Fat useless POS says no the truck should be ready to work. He never even lifted the hood! They come in all sizes, colours and ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR WONDERFULL View Post
    I see Gold Freight is offering .60 cpm. I would be interested if any one working there who speaks the Kings English would like to review the company. How can a company offering this rate be grovelling for drivers with little to no experience?

    My guess; a bait and switch. The rate will draw you in but "that" route will be gone when you arrive and you'll be offered something more modest but with "potential".

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    Default Re: Average per mile for newbie

    Or they want to sign you up as an independent contractor..........
    Crime wouldn't pay if the government ran it.

  8. #18

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    Default Re: Average per mile for newbie

    As for a newbie, I think this(.43/miles) is good for a start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR WONDERFULL View Post
    I see Gold Freight is offering .60 cpm. I would be interested if any one working there who speaks the Kings English would like to review the company. How can a company offering this rate be grovelling for drivers with little to no experience?
    I think the potential is there to get paid well, but most companies do not have training programs in place- so they require a minimum of 1 year experience.
    Now, I cannot speak for the company you mentioned above- as I have seen some pretty insane recruiting tactics - and maybe these drivers just aren't "buying it"

    But based on personal experience, Our company raised our driver pay package to $.55/cpm in June. There's no fine print - like the phrase other companies use "UP TO xx/cpm"
    I'm not grovelling for drivers by any means, I just hold the standards for our drivers, a lot higher than other companies. We look for applicants that already have cross border driving experience - but most importantly I'm looking for drivers with experience driving manual (which I find it's more difficult -now a days)

    Does anyone else find that most new drivers cannot drive manual transmission, or is it just me?

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    Default Re: Average per mile for newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Squire View Post
    My guess; a bait and switch. The rate will draw you in but "that" route will be gone when you arrive and you'll be offered something more modest but with "potential".
    Its a shame when I see so many drivers have been lied to.
    I also wonder how the bait and switch tactic still works. People are so much smarter than to fall for something like this.

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