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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Prime

In training until 02/14/16

41.5 CPM in condo OTR Reefer

solo company driver, single no kids

Fuel bonus, Detention pay, Safety/on time delivery bonus, Referral bonus

(This does not include Prime rewards points to be used in terminal Spa/salon, cafe, store)

2016 Gross: $42693 Weekly Gross Avg: $821

Health insurance paid: $2716

$200k Life policy: $36.86

VSP Vision (great plan): $103

Voluntary Disability: $936


Month of Jan 2017

Health insurance reduced significantly

Eligible for 401k w/company match

Gross: $4633 Weekly Gross Avg: $1158

Health Insurance: $124

Life $200k: $2.70

401k My contribution: $780

401k prime match: $156

Sick hours accrued: 48 hours

Vacation: 1 week @ $700 gross

Keep in mind I'm living in the truck. So the $16,800 in living expenses I had before prime have been eliminated and I have been paying off my car and other debts early.

My last job:

USPS of 18 years Base salary: $57,000 Bonuses & Overtime: $22,000 avg. Total at USPS. $79,000

But I have more available cashflow now having made $42,600 last year. So look at ALL of your numbers not just the obvious ones.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Big Scott's Comment
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Thanks Rainy.

C T.'s Comment
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Just out of curiosity, what's the top out at prime including bonuses and all. Also why do you guys drive so slow lol

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Just out of curiosity, what's the top out at prime including bonuses and all. Also why do you guys drive so slow lol

I wouldn't even know. There are so many divisions and decidicated routes that all make different money. I know of one that makes $1250 per week flat rate as long as the truck made a "certain amount" each week. Running reefer in northeast. And yes, newbies can start them right away.

And we drive so slow to prevent accidents and roll overs. And increase fuel bonuses.

I'm in now hurry. Don't you know of the tortoise and the hare????

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Patrick R.'s Comment
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Just out of curiosity, what's the top out at prime including bonuses and all. Also why do you guys drive so slow lol

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I wouldn't even know. There are so many divisions and decidicated routes that all make different money. I know of one that makes $1250 per week flat rate as long as the truck made a "certain amount" each week. Running reefer in northeast. And yes, newbies can start them right away.

And we drive so slow to prevent accidents and roll overs. And increase fuel bonuses.

I'm in now hurry. Don't you know of the tortoise and the hare????

And here I thought it was sitting around 1200-1500 a week avg for drivers lol. good thing your around rainy <3

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Cwc's Comment
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Just out of curiosity, what's the top out at prime including bonuses and all. Also why do you guys drive so slow lol

Your just trying to see the Jersey aren't you?

C T.'s Comment
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Lol naw no malice here. We're only governed 2mph faster than prime so we're not doing much better. However some of those guys are doing 57 and It's kinda annoying but it's all good. I've seen plenty of Joyzee here btw

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Cwc's Comment
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Lol naw no malice here. We're only governed 2mph faster than prime so we're not doing much better. However some of those guys are doing 57 and It's kinda annoying but it's all good. I've seen plenty of Joyzee here btw

LOL well both of your need your very own special lane to the far right. 😆

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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I think it's stupid we are at 58 on the pedal and 62 on cruise. Smh.

And keep in mind the lightweights are often fully loaded so those hills are murder :(

And....don't be talkin bout jersey. I'll bury you with jimmy Hoffa and you'll never be found. Lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Cwc's Comment
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Jersey is just fine... long as I'm not in it.

And the only time the extra speed really helps is when you've passed the last two rest areas when you've had to pee. Then it's super handy.😂

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