My Pay As A Rookie Driver

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Big Scott's Comment
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Many people want to know how much one can realistically make as a rookie. This is my first full pay period solo. The regular earnings is the milage pay. I currently make $0.33 per mile. The additional pay is higher than normal because I got paid for waiting for my truck to be fixed. There is also some Northeast and stop pay in there. The paycheck from 6-16 has over $1000.00 in reimbursements. I hope this helps some people. I run hard and have many 500+ mile days. This is what I see on our driver portal.

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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So the "advance" of $752 is your net? After insurances and taxes?

Big Scott's Comment
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The advance is available from commdata. If I use that it comes from off the top. Sorry, that is all gross. No net on that one yet.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Alright, I'm stupid. So in one week you grossed the $752? Regardless that is good ;). Congrats...of it is more that. Its really good lol

I ask because our pays do the "advance" and "reimbursement" thing too which can have nothing to do with our own pay. (Lumpers, load locks, scale tickets)

Big Scott's Comment
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The gross is the $1885.25 the advance is what I can use before I get paid. If I use any, what I use would be deducted from my gross. I don't touch the advance, so it's just ones and zeros to me.

Here is my last weeks week pay broken out.

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In this one the advance of $220.00 was lumper pay. It was reimbursed with the other reimbursements. The other reimbursements were for gas for a rental car, scale tickets, parking truck parts etc. The additional pay was what they paid me to drive a rental car to pick up my truck.

Thanks for your questions Rainy. I hope this answers all your quesrions.

Keith B.'s Comment
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So the 1885 is your gross for the pay period? And just curious as how one can accumulate $1000 in reimbursements?

Big Scott's Comment
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So the 1885 is your gross for the pay period? And just curious as how one can accumulate $1000 in reimbursements?

I had a circumstance where I had to pay for my hotel during training. That was over $1000 for four weeks. They reimbursed that and that was our agreement going in. CFI will also reimburse any time you pay for parking, showers, truck and trailer parts, scale tickets, lumpers, and things like that. You just have to transflo your receipts with the load. I usually get reimbursed within 24 hours of sending it in.

Keith B.'s Comment
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I just got accepted to CFI on Friday. So you are responsible for your hotel and transportation expenses up front while your at CFI training?

Keith B.'s Comment
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I just got accepted to CFI, what are we responsible for out of pocket up front? I am a little confused because you had to cover your hotel and transportation expenses. And did you have a little cash saved up to help cover those costs?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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I was looking at the four week pay amounts so it comes to $1100 gross per week.

I still don't understand it cause at .33 CPM even at 3000 miles per week that would be $990. So again...I'm not seeing how this could possibly be reflective of a typical pay. I'd be interested to see what the next four weeks look like.

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CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

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