Profile For Vinny

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  • Location:
    Notre Dame/South Bend, IN

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    10 years ago

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Posted:  9 years, 9 months ago

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Average starting pay, years one through three?

I am new here and considering a career in OTR. I am about to turn 35 years old and have been married for eight years. The marriage and time away from home is no concern to me at all, as I have traveled for work for months at a time before with no problems at all, so the time away would be nothing new. I currently reside in Northern Indiana and I am having a difficult time finding steady work that pays enough to not only pay the bills, but to plan for the future. In 2013 I worked harder than I ever have before, and my net income was the lowest it has ever been while working a skilled trade. So the big question is, how much can a new driver expect to make on average in years one through three? I have read that after your first year most typically make more money, so is it fair to believe that the pay increases with experience? All I want is to work hard and provide the best life possible for my family, is it possible to do this in this industry with intelligence and proper training? I nearly killed myself to make 18 last year, I am working poor and just want more for the lady and I. Thanks for your time in reading this, and I hope I posted this in the right area. :-) Be safe. -Vince

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