I had a job interview at a trucking company today.

by Tom

At the interview, I was told about the training program, I have my CDL A Permit with tanker, no hazmat.

The training pay is $8/hr. After training, I am paid a percentage per ton.

I would be hauling rock, coal, and ash in a 54' framed end-dump trailer.

Any advice?

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Mar 13, 2017
Paid percentage based on tonnage
by: Hervy

It will be tempting to haul over weight. Remember your CDL record is on the line. Hopefully the company won't pressure you.

Personally I would not haul over weight unless it is legally permitted.

Likely the reason you are getting paid percentage to incentivize you to haul it heavy. At least you benefit but like I said, I wouldn't take the chance. Because you also suffer if/when caught.

Eventually you will be stuck there because no company will hire you with the record, then when it is a burden to that company, they too will let you go.

Nov 14, 2011
Hauling Rock and Such
by: Hervy

No advice Tom except watch your weight. It may be tempting to go heavy since you're getting percentage after training. I would not take the chance.

I know nothing of that culture though.

Good luck with the new job though.

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