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How much to pay new drivers?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mflaniga, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. mflaniga

    mflaniga LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    I am located in the Washington DC area and in search of new drivers. I have no idea what the market rates are. When I speak with large companies they say they are using H2B plans and drivers start at $8.00/hour. When I speak with smaller operations they say they start at $11.00/hour plus.

    Also what skills (e.g reading a map, speaking fluent English etc.) and or benefitss (partial health insurance) should I expect for various levels of pay. Any insite would be greatly apprecitated.

  2. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157

    A little more info. Are you talking about a CDL (Commercial Driver's License), or just 3/4 ton truck driving?
  3. mflaniga

    mflaniga LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Sorry I was not very clear. We are running two man crews in quarter ton pickups with open trailers (6X12). No CDL required. We do not need fluent English speakers, but would like basic map reading skills.

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