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Diver Driver's Comment
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Someone say Joy-sey? I'm in Paulsboro right now

Diver Driver's Comment
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Thanks for putting your totals out there Rainy. I made about the same, and just like you, I had training pay. 2 more days, and I'll officially be at my 1yr.

The most I've weighed was 78900. These light weights are great, but it's like a Subaru hauling a bulldozer.

Tractor Man's Comment
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These light weights are great, but it's like a Subaru hauling a bulldozer.

Great Analogy! rofl-3.gif

G-Town's Comment
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These light weights are great, but it's like a Subaru hauling a bulldozer.

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Great Analogy! rofl-3.gif

A Subaru with a 500hp engine...that'd be interesting.

Tastebuds's Comment
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These light weights are great, but it's like a Subaru hauling a bulldozer.

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Great Analogy! rofl-3.gif

Sorry, but these trucks handle no where near as well as my Subie does. About that 500hp Subie....

My CB Handle is Frank's Comment
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I started TNT with Prime last September so I don't have a year but I just did a quick estimate and it's about the same as Rainy's numbers. The time I spent in TNT brought the average pay down quite a bit though. If you just look at the checks since I've been driving solo, I'll be on pace to make more like $47,000 in my first year driving solo.

I drive a lightweight in the reefer division and I'm single with no kids and "homeless" also. After the extra time at docks and dealing with washouts, this is plenty of miles for me. I wouldn't mind having a little less to tell the truth but I'm not complaining.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14ยข per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Matt 's Comment
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So I'm horrible with numbers or trying to figure out numbers if your gross say 825 a week after taxes whats left? How do you figure it out? My biggest fear is switching careers and not being able to provide for the family

Big Scott's Comment
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So I'm horrible with numbers or trying to figure out numbers if your gross say 825 a week after taxes whats left? How do you figure it out? My biggest fear is switching careers and not being able to provide for the family

Everyone's net is different. It depends on your deductions, taxes, insurance, 401K, etc. Just look at what you gross now vs your net. Then see what works for you. For me a minimum of $600.00 per week gross and I can get by. Hope that helps.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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So I'm horrible with numbers or trying to figure out numbers if your gross say 825 a week after taxes whats left? How do you figure it out? My biggest fear is switching careers and not being able to provide for the family

I'm single so no family...your insurance e will be more. By figure I took home between $600-$700 per week clear early on....and later cleared $850-1000 per week. Now I have the 401k coming out so I know might gross $1100, but after everything and the 401k I clear $750.

Keep in mind I paid $10,000 toward my car since July and put $1000 in my 401k since January 1. But my bills are different for om yours.

This is to best I can do for u

BillTheSlink's Comment
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Google "take home pay calculator" and chose the one by ADT. IT won'the handle PER DIEM pay but you can put in pretax deductions like health insurance and such and will give you a rough estimate based on dependants.

Per Diem:

Getting paid per diem means getting a portion of your salary paid to you without taxes taken out. It's technically classified as a meal and expense reimbursement.

Truck drivers and others who travel for a living get large tax deductions for meal expenses. The Government set up per diem pay as a way to reimburse some of the taxes you pay with each paycheck instead of making you wait until tax filing season.

Getting per diem pay means a driver will get a larger paycheck each week but a smaller tax return at tax time.

We have a ton of information on our wiki page on per diem pay

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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