A study done shows that the average cost for a company to run a truck is up to $1.68/mile. According to other studies the average freight rate is $2.01/mile. That is a difference of $0.33/mile of profit.
Swift claims to only make $0.017/mile(1.7¢/mile) in profit. Hmm… Can you say bullshit on Swift?
I get paid about $1.347/mile (93.5¢/mile mileage + 41.2¢/mile Fuel Surcharge). Wow… Really Swift? I don’t know how much Target pays but I know they pay well. If they pay average that means Swift makes $0.663/mile ($1,989/week) off me. Razor thin margins you say? Again I call bullshit. Times like this I think about my brother’s offer to join him on the dark side and get my cookies from Schneider.
Some days it’s hard to remember why we do what we do….
Laugh all you want rookies. These babies are sweet to have in a dark dock in the middle of the night… Lol
(OK this one wasn’t so dark but still makes it easy to hit that one in one shot…)
When I started out I used to grab my bottle of window cleaner out of the door and set it down beside my drive tire before I pulled out the empty trailer. That gave me a nice easy to see target to live up with while backing. The same trick is good for many other backing scenarios.
So apparently Swift has decided to give us drivers more… About 6 inches more… Sideways…
Introducing mileage rate increases of 10¢/mile! (and fuel surcharge cuts of 20¢/mile)
Come on really?!?! You think we are that retarded? I will be paying the spreadsheets of how bad this is tomorrow. This gives me to much of a headache to contribute thinking about it anymore tonight. (and they wonder why I drink…)
Not pleasant flipping on the light thinking, “wow… Why the sudden running nose?…” and finding out there is blood all over the place.
On the plus side, my headache is suddenly manageable. On the negative side… O-negative side… Lol sorry bad joke… On the negative side I got blood all over some of my white towels. Hopefully tomorrow I will get more meds.
This may offend some but bear me out… And if you still disagree you can suck it cause this is Murica and I am entitled to my opinion…
If you are an American company hiring a driver for domestic duty… (he said doodie… Sorry I digress) and you have to advertise in Spanish because no one that understands English will work for you, then you are part of the problem.
If you are a driver that can not understand the language of the country you are driving in, then you are a hazard.
Now comes the balance… I am not spouting the typical anti foreigner word vomit. I am not against Hispanics. I am Spanish myself. If you can not understand Spanish, you should not drive in Mexico. If you can not understand English, you should not drive in America. If you can not understand French, you should not drive in Quebec…. Ontario is fine, they think they are American anyway… I have driven in all three countries and yes I can understand all three languages, though to be fair Quebec speaks French like people from Louisiana speak English but I’m from West Virginia so I will not throw stones… Lol
(steps down from the soap box)
They have been getting rebates and discounts for years. I never saw a penny of it. Only reason I’m seeing it now is Pilot pissed in their Fruit Loops. Even with that 5¢ Love’s is still 9¢ cheaper.
You think we can’t see what you been doing to us?! It used to be a mantra from DM’s that is o/o’s followed the fuel route recommendations that we would see those rebates and discounts. Not one penny!! Bastards kept it all!
(steps down from soap box)