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Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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New driver looking for highest pay

Thank you for the info. Priceless.

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I am simply looking for the best paying companies. Any suggestions?

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Welcome aboard Imani B!

In trucking we have this little saying concerning our pay... "you'll get what you deserve."

Trucking's pay structure is unique in that it is completely "performance based." I sometimes refer to it as merit based pay.

As a rookie driver your focus should be on how well you can learn to to operate a big rig efficiency, safely, and profitably. The level of your pay rate, or whether you're a team driver or solo driver will really have very little effect on your results as a rookie driver. How well you can manage your time and communicate effectively with your dispatcher and customers will have huge ramifications on the dollar amount of your paychecks.

Here's a couple of articles I think you should look into. Hopefully they will help you understand something that most rookies never seem to lay hold of.

1 out of 5 Drivers "Get It"

Show Me The Money!

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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New driver looking for highest pay

Thanks. I have checked out US express. I may need to go back and look into them more thoroughly. Thanks again.

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I am a new cdl graduate. I am willing to relocate anywhere in the country. Dont care much about home time. No family. Dont mind team driving. I am simply looking for the best paying companies. Any suggestions?

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I am nowhere near the point of applying yet, but for a CDL graduate looking for team driving, have you looked into US Xpress? It looks like they hire from just about anywhere. Their CPM and bonuses look pretty good if you are serious about staying on the road. It looks like you can max out at 82 CPM if you get the safety bonus as well as stay out for more than 45 days. I know Brett has driven for them. Perhaps there is also someone here who has more recent team driving experience with them.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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New driver looking for highest pay

Thanks for the info, but I am hoping to make more than 40,000 first year. I will look into Prime and see what I am offered. Thanks again.

The pay ultimately comes down to you. Prime is perhaps the most high paying per mile for rookies, however it still comes down to you managing your clock efficiently to maximize your income. We have members here that started in the mid 30s for CPM and made over $40,000 their first year. Once you prove yourself you'll receive pay increases from whatever company you choose. Also, team driving often times doesn't pay you any more money and then you have the trouble of living in such a confined space with another person and trying to sleep in a truck that rarely stops rolling.

Theres no need to relocate if you're wanting to drive OTR unless you live somewhere like alaska or south florida.

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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New driver looking for highest pay

I am a new cdl graduate. I am willing to relocate anywhere in the country. Dont care much about home time. No family. Dont mind team driving. I am simply looking for the best paying companies. Any suggestions?

Posted:  10 months ago

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2 accidents and a speeding conviction

Wassup everybody. I am interested in becoming a Heavy Tractor Trailer driver. I do have 2 non insured crashes, 10 years apart. The most recent, 4 years old. I also have 1 speeding ticket 4 years old. The question is, am I hireable?

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