1st Year Pay: Breakdown

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Hrynn's Comment
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I started working for Roehl Transport this year and I am on one of their home time fleets (14/7). I know Daniel B already has a wonderful thread about his first year's pay, but since the Roehl hometime fleets specifically is something I hear asked about a lot on various threads, I thought it would be helpful to make my own similar post. I hope this will be helpful for others that have been interested in the hometime fleets.

Hrynn's Comment
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I came to Roehl without a CDL , so the entire month of January was dedicated just to getting that. Roehl's schools were full and (I'm not sure if they still do) and the time they sent me to an accelerated program at Fox Valley technical school in Appleton, WI. It is a three week program, but I actually needed to stay an extra week. They paid for my gas for the return trip, and put me up in a hotel for my time there, but I did not receive any actual pay for the month of January.

February 4-12 I was out with my trainer for Phase II and then on the 13th, I tested out and got a load home. Training pay is $90 a day and I didn't get paid for those days until the week after I came back from training so keep that in mind as I begin posting pay info.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Hrynn's Comment
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2/12/15 Trainee Pay: $90 Net: $81.27

2/19/15 Trainee Pay: $360 + $18.94 (Reimbursment for bus to meet up with trainer) Net: $260.03

2/26/15 Trainee Pay: 495 Mileage Pay: 266 miles (0.32 cpm) - $85.12 Gross: $580.12 Net: $446.79

YTD: 788.09

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Hrynn's Comment
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3/05/15 Mileage: 1569 (0.32 cpm) + Multistop Load ($35) = $537.08 Gross: 425. 91

3/12/15 Mileage: 2871 (0.32 cpm) = $918.72 Gross: 727.11

3/19/15 Mileage: 626 (0.32 cpm) = $200.32 Net: $173.30 These really tiny weeks are just because I start my hometime on Monday, so they usually get me back to the yard Saturday night or Sunday afternoon. You only get paid on the next check for trips submitted by midnight on Saturday, so if you finish a load on Sunday, you will get paid for that trip on the check after.

3/26/15 Mileage: 2175 (0.32 cpm) = $696 Net: $552.27

YTD Gross: $3382.24 Net: $2667.11

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Hrynn's Comment
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4/2/15 Mileage: 2514 (0.32 cpm) + Short Hall Pay ($40) + Live Load Pay ($40) = $890.76 At this point I started getting benefit so medical/dental insurance is now deducted along with my taxes every week. Net: $708.54

4/16/15 Mileage: 2254 (0.34 cpm) + Multistop Pay ($15) = $781.36 Net: $512.20

4/23/14 Mileage: 1930 (0.34 cpm) + 826 (0.33 cpm) + Multistop Pay ($55) = $983.78 You get an extra 0.01 cpm if you have a clean saftey record. Midway through this week I knocked my bumper off on a bush and lost that bonus. If you are safe for six months, you will get it back. Net: $701.49

4/30/15 Mileage: 589 (0.33 cpm) + Short Haul ($20) + Live Load ($20) = $234.37 Net: $164.70

YTD Gross: $6272.51 Net: $4754.04

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Old School's Comment
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Hrynn, great to hear from you again!

Thanks for this information. For those of you who are looking at this and scratching your head, realize that when you take these 14/7 home time options the benefit of them is that you get to be at home much more. Basically these are a new creature in the trucking business, and they are very similar to a part time job. Years ago there were no "part time" jobs, or at least very scarce. Roehl has found a niche that works for them and can offer this to some drivers who need this type of situation.

Many newbies see these jobs and think they are still going to be able to make thirty grand their first year, but you are only going to get paid for what you can do, and the limited time behind the wheel means your checks will be limited also. It is a great option for those who desire or need it, but remember this business is and always will be performance based. When you limit your time to produce, you also limit your time to profit form your efforts.

Great stuff Hrynn, glad you are doing this!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jetguy's Comment
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Hrynn- Running 14/7. I don't know if you realize the number of people who will read your thread because they want the home time. I want to see real life, and you've been helpful because I can see how the pay and mileage can vary. Also the slip seat- really looking forward to issues encountered by that. Thanks. Keep writing.

Hrynn's Comment
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5/7/15 Mileage: 2780 (0.34 cpm) + Multistop ($15) + Short Haul ($20) + Canada ($50) = $1044.35 Net: $750.24

5/14/15 Mileage: 3291 (0.34 cpm) = $1,118.94 Net: $798.72

5/28/15 Mileage: 1744 (0.365 cpm) + Yard Security (150) = $786.55 On holidays, Roehl does extra security at their drop yards and terminals to verify all those entering are authorized to be there. Apparently they have had problems before during times when there isn't much yard traffic. I always volunteer to work security when I am available, because it's very good pay, for very little work. When you see yard security on my income, that's what that is. Net: $527.24

YTD Gross: $9,222.35 Net: $6,830.24

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Hrynn's Comment
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Hrynn- Running 14/7. I don't know if you realize the number of people who will read your thread because they want the home time. I want to see real life, and you've been helpful because I can see how the pay and mileage can vary. Also the slip seat- really looking forward to issues encountered by that. Thanks. Keep writing.

I am actually not slip seating the truck at the moment. For the 14/7 and the 7/3-7/4 fleets, you need three drivers to share two trucks and for the 7/7, two drivers share one truck. You also have to live within a certain distance from a drop yard and leave the truck in the yard or terminal when you are not driving. I operate out of the Dayton, OH yard. There aren't three drivers on my hometime schedule working out of that yard right now so I have had both of my trucks all to myself.

Believe me, I have used that to my advantage multiple times! My schedule is a lot more flexible. I wasn't going to be able to stay home for Christmas if I left my schedule as it is, so I stayed out three weeks this month instead of two so i will be on hometime next week. I do that if I just feel like making an extra bit of money too. My schedule is normally launch Monday and home on Saturday or Sunday of the second week, but if I want to shift that down and launch Wednesday and be home starting Tuesday of the second week, it's possible.

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.

Hrynn's Comment
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6/4/2015 Mileage: 2215 (0.365 cpm) + Yard Security ($900) = $1,715.46 Net: $1,173.42

6/11/2015 Mileage: 176 (0.365 cpm) = $64.25 Net: $8.57

6/18/2015 Mileage: 2524 (0.365 cpm) + Short Haul ($40) + Live Load ($20) = $981.24 Net: $705.02

6/25/15 Mileage: 3237 (0.365 cpm) = $1,181.49 - 401K: $47.25 Net: $822.77 This paycheck, I became eligible for retirement. Roehl does not match contributions. They do profit sharing which you are eligible to receive after one year of employment and it takes 5 years of getting it to be fully vested in that money. I think it is important to note that after a few months I will begin to start funneling a large percentage into my 401K so keep that in mind when looking at the net pay.

YTD Gross: $13,164.78 Net: $9,540.02

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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