My Pay As A Rookie Driver

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Christopher B.'s Comment
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Not to brag, I'm over at Prime, about to finish out my first week solo out of training. 3867 mi. @ $.47/mi. plus fuel bonus if I keep up this 9 mi./gal will be an additional 5 cents/mi. Without the fuel bonus my check should be $1800 before taxes and deductions for chains/ load locks etc. Definitely not a typical week, but this is all in one week!

Big Scott's Comment
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Not to brag, I'm over at Prime, about to finish out my first week solo out of training. 3867 mi. @ $.47/mi. plus fuel bonus if I keep up this 9 mi./gal will be an additional 5 cents/mi. Without the fuel bonus my check should be $1800 before taxes and deductions for chains/ load locks etc. Definitely not a typical week, but this is all in one week!

Yes, all companies pay different. We don't have fuel bonus, but many other additions. I started this thread because it is hard for people looking for info on pay to find it. I posted pics of my acctual pay stubs. I want people to know what they can do out here. Your info will help. So, not a brad but a help. Thanks

Pianoman's Comment
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Not to brag

Sorry Christopher, but that's kinda how it came across. If you want to start a discussion of Prime's pay, feel free to start your own thread.

Big Scott, thanks for posting this. Man you really have been busting your ass! Those are some serious miles you're getting. I like that you posted your actual paystubs--really helpful for newcomers wanting to see real numbers.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Sorry Christopher, but that's kinda how it came across. If you want to start a discussion of Prime's pay, feel free to start your own thread.

Man, if you owned a vineyard you'd be producin' some sour grapes right there.

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Pianoman's Comment
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Sorry Brett, I'm sure he's just excited about his pay, but it seemed alot like bragging to me to go on Big Scott's thread like "look how much more I make than you!"

Idk, just how it came across to me..

Big Scott's Comment
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I am very thick skinned. I didn't take it as bragging. He makes more CPM in a slower truck. I pass Prime trucks all the time. That's bragging. rofl-2.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-3.gif

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Personally I love hearing the new drivers bragging a little bit about how good they're doing. This industry only has a small percentage of new drivers that really do well early in their career, and very few drivers even make it one full year in the industry. So anytime someone is doing good, I'm happy to hear about it. It sure beats the incessant complaining and company bashing we hear all the time.

So I say brag-it-up a little if you're out there gettin 'er done like a pro. I hope it inspires others to run hard, get the job done safely, and bank some nice paychecks.

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Pianoman's Comment
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Personally I love hearing the new drivers bragging a little bit about how good they're doing. This industry only has a small percentage of new drivers that really do well early in their career, and very few drivers even make it one full year in the industry. So anytime someone is doing good, I'm happy to hear about it. It sure beats the incessant complaining and company bashing we hear all the time.

So I say brag-it-up a little if you're out there gettin 'er done like a pro. I hope it inspires others to run hard, get the job done safely, and bank some nice paychecks.

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Fair enough. I gotta say, I'm a little jealous of that nice paycheck Christopher got--I never saw one that big when I was with Swift.

Pianoman's Comment
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I am very thick skinned. I didn't take it as bragging. He makes more CPM in a slower truck. I pass Prime trucks all the time. That's bragging. rofl-2.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-3.gif

True, it's nice to be turned up a little bit.

By the way, do you run I70 through KS and Missouri alot? I see more CFI trucks than any other company throughout that stretch.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Big Scott's Comment
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I am very thick skinned. I didn't take it as bragging. He makes more CPM in a slower truck. I pass Prime trucks all the time. That's bragging. rofl-2.gifrofl-1.gifrofl-3.gif

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True, it's nice to be turned up a little bit.

By the way, do you run I70 through KS and Missouri alot? I see more CFI trucks than any other company throughout that stretch.

I'm everywhere. We have over 2000 trucks on the road. Our HQ is in Joplin MO. We have 2 terminals in Texas, one in West Memphis Arkansas, and one in Taylor Michigan. We also have a few drop yards. Transport America is our cousin company and we share yards. I have been to their yards in Atlanta and KCMO. My name is on both truck doors. We are governed at 65. Anytime the speed limit is 65 and above, if you're slower than me, I'm passing you. If your faster your passing me. If you see me say hello. I mostly sleep at Pilot/Flying J. I try to update my location on the TT Tracker every night when I stop. Right now I'm at our Charlotte NC drop yard waiting for a relay load. The bad thing is I'm 10 minutes from my house and don't have time to get there.

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.

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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