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OTR flatbed truck driver (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – December 19, 2016
You can go home every weekend as long as you are ok with making 700 a week and your weekend will be 34 hours, starting on Saturday. Very rarely do you get home on Friday anymore. All of their freight averaged to 1$/mile which means that if you are %pay you get 25-33 cents/mile. Trucks are governed at 61-62 mph. Tarp pay is 20$ for steel and 25$ for lumber and they are heavy. They are very strick about the inside of their trucks. I cleaned the inside of my truck for 18 hours at the terminal for service and failed inspection 3 times. They found years of caked on dirt in a tiny crevasse between the seatbelt and wall and made me scrap it out, then found coffee stains underneath in the cracks of the dash board cup holders, I don't drink coffee. Once all that was cleaned they pulled the fuse panel off to find dirt back there to say the truck was still dirty. When you are driving out your clock to the last minute every day, delivered 5 loads a week minimum and 2500-3000 miles a week and don't clear 800$ it's not worth it. The are becoming the swift of flatbed.
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