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  1. #1

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    Default good news

    I have driven 124 thousand paid miles and no accidents or speeding ticket
    no log book tickets yet.I am getting to be a good lier. hope I cAN CONTINUEbuilding on the miles.I have made 50 grand not bad for first full year on road.what sucks is all the work i did and not got paid for.tarping, taking truck for service waiting for truck or trailer to get fixed.At least i have a nice truck.lol

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    Here in the UK, we get paid hourly/weekly/monthly whatever. It seems that you all get paid by mileage across there. That would be illegal in the UK as it can be construed as "inciting a driver to break the law".

    However I note your comments about unpaid jobs, i.e. tarping, servicing etc. My point would be that tarping is part of your job, you surely don't expect the customer to load and secure your load. As for taking the truck for a service and waiting for it being repaired, no doubt you would like to go from being a driver to being an operator eventually, well when that comes all these things you complain about now will be part and parcel of the job.

    It seems that you are happy with the truck and have made a reasonably good income, I hope that you continue to do so and keep safe out there.

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    Good for you Wayne. It's a great start to your new career.
    I'm not sure about the extra pay for tarping. Maybe Buzzy can help you out there.

    Holly
    no sir I wasn't speeding, I was qualifying

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    Tarping?? I get $25 each time I touch a tarp.

    $25 to put it on
    $25 to take it off.
    $20 to load and
    $20 to unload

    That is for each and every shipment. Some companies only pay you to tarp "THE LOAD" once regardless of how many picks and drops.

    Anything over 2 hours is $19/hour. Like a rally nasty load of machinery.
    You can't fix stupid

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    Hey BUZZY at our place we got paid $35. for tarping & untarping.each time I think we have one of the better deals.
    ALWAYS GO FORWARD NEVER LOOK BACK.

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    LB, aren't you guys just curtain side's on your flatbed division or do you have regular tarps??


    Ron
    I'm not perfect!-FLHT Ron 2010

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    We have flats as well.We have roll tites not curtain sides
    ALWAYS GO FORWARD NEVER LOOK BACK.

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    sorry for misleading you.I get paid 30 dollars for tarping which is not enough for the time it takes to put on and take off.better than nothing i guess

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