How Much Can A Rookie Solo Driver Make, Im Gonna Tell You !

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Ryan S.'s Comment
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Thanks for the info steve!

AntoineF's Comment
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I want to caution people. Yes this was a good week for a solo driver and he drove his butt off but this will not happen every week. Because of one thing or another you will not see this type of miles every week. Unless your on a dedicated account like I am you will see on average 2000 to 2500 miles a week. These good weeks come and go.

Celadon says with 6 months experience .33 cents a mile what do they for 1-6 months i wonder cant find that infomation? is .33 bad or about average?

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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I want to caution people. Yes this was a good week for a solo driver and he drove his butt off but this will not happen every week. Because of one thing or another you will not see this type of miles every week. Unless your on a dedicated account like I am you will see on average 2000 to 2500 miles a week. These good weeks come and go.

Way to burst everyones bubble, guyjax!

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Shantanic (Shannon F.)'s Comment
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Yeah Guy, i just put a deposit on a trailer at the beach. ..geesh.

John R.'s Comment
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Let me give my disclaimer first. I drive for Prime, and they tend to pay the highest in the industry for a rookie driver.

I have been thinking about getting into trucking now for some time (i'm working on getting my blood sugar under better control as we speak) and Prime is the company I am looking to drive for. You started this thread a few years back. I was wondering what your opinion is about Prime now that you have been driving for them for awhile?

Do you still think it is a great company? Is it still a great company for new drivers? Have things changed? If so for the better or for worse?

Serah D.'s Comment
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Wow steve, Im slightly jellous. .33CPM.. :( Im at 29. lol

Thats some good running though.. Congrats man. Glad your doing well after your first month.. Hope to see you out there sometime..

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David. I hate to add salt to your wound but actually I get 41 cents per mile 8 cents of which is paid at per diem so it's not taxed.

How does that work - cpm and perdiem at the same time?? Is it the norm or something you request?

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

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

Mr. Smith's Comment
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My first solo check with swift is 1156.30 Gross not sure what the next ones gonna look like... broke down today. but got up and running again. they'll keep you busy if u ask them to. being down one day is a good 300 to 600 miles so be nice to the trucks and appreciate the loads you get big or small and itll be good to u

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