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Bill P.'s Comment
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Hey just met the TransAm recruiter today. Nice equipment, 30 cpm could be better but what is a ballpark figure of miles that you would get when you first started? He was preaching 2500 to 3000 but he is a recruiter.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Eckoh's Comment
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Hey just met the TransAm recruiter today. Nice equipment, 30 cpm could be better but what is a ballpark figure of miles that you would get when you first started? He was preaching 2500 to 3000 but he is a recruiter.

do you have any experience or you straight out of school?? Just curious as 30 cpm is low even for a new driver, MANY companies do better.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Bill P.'s Comment
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Straight out of school, schneider is at 31 so I was basing it on that. But the home features make up for that penny

Eckoh's Comment
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Straight out of school, schneider is at 31 so I was basing it on that. But the home features make up for that penny

Look at some other starter companies or companies that higher new drivers based on where you got your CDL from

I know Swift is at least 36 CPM , Warner is in the mid 30s, Prime will go into the low 40s if you drive the lightweight trucks, Crete is 45 (only highers direct from certain schools) Shaffer is at 48 (same deal as crete) Knight is in the high 30s, PTL is 35.

All that info is as of April when i talked to various companies at the MATS truck show and higher student drivers.

Don't limit your search to just a few companies apply to all of them and see what sticks :D

Me personally for what we do even starting the low 30s is not enough so don't settle for the first number people give you also look at a few things beyond just CPM like hometime and equipment.

Also if you hear back from multiple companies before you set any kind of orientation date go to a few truck stops and find drivers to the companies you are interested in and you will get a better idea of how the drivers like their company. EVERY company will have downsides and upsides its finding the company that has the upsides for you to deal with their downsides. For instance I HATE the truck i drive but i make too much to go to a lower paying company that has the truck i prefer.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

ChickieMonster's Comment
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30 cpm for company drivers.

I tell you this. No matter what they say, NO company can guarantee you being home on a specific date. I had approved hometime in and through a series of events was nearly 8 days past my scheduled hometime.

Transam is considered to be a "second chance" company that will have drivers that other companies might turn down. Not that they are a bad company, but there are plenty of better options if you have a good driving record.

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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