First Year Pay Totals With Prime

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Bran009's Comment
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How did I miss this?! Thanks Old School!

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Ok...here goes...

the end of second year was $72,547.

that included 3 months of team training, and all bonuses except Prime Rewards which is spent at the terminal store, cafe and salon/spa.

Over the years I have received:

3 monogrammed jackets for safety and on time delivery

1 duffle bag

1 gold ring with 2 diamonds

$500 bonus for working all of December

Approx. $600 in rewards points for fueling at the terminal

$100 rewards for on time delivery

$150 rewards for being the top driver of the fleet.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

To understand these pay stubs, the miles is listed on the top left

Gross Pay + Travel Allowance (Per Diem) = Total gross

My LAST SOLO Home time pay:

Miles 2046 Gross Total $960

Gross $797+ Travel Allowance $163= $960

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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.

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

Rainy D.'s Comment
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My LAST SOLO full week

Miles 3063 Gross Pay: $1350

Travel Allowance (Per Diem) $246

Total Gross $1596

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Miles 5192 Gross: $2177

Per Diem: $259

Total Gross: $2436

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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

Bran009's Comment
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Wowser! I like those numbers, but I understand that you are doing what you have to to get it. This just goes to show if you follow the advice from you folks it is possible to be very successful out there. I can't wait to get out there!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Like i said though...i have cycles i go through which i think prevents burnout. some months i will run really hard for 3 weeks then drop down to my 2000 mile week for $1000 gross.

some months i have done just the 2000 miles a week. sometimes i stay out so long that i take a few days in the terminal and get the truck fixed and rest up.

that is why i said my annual total is deceiving. i can take a trainee if i want or not.

i get whatever i want from my FM cause i do things others complain about. i stay out longer than the 4 weeks but take a couple days at the terminal when i want. im always early and always tell him what is up. i make sure my truck is serviced and it has NEVER broken down on the side of the road. i make sure the trailers are serviced and run them through the terminal as much as possible.

most times i tell.him what im planning on doing and i get "10/4 thanks"

love this job and feel very respected.

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.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Bran009's Comment
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That is awesome and just shoes use newbies how to do it. 😝

Squirrellyguns's Comment
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Way to go Rainy! And yes it could be deceiving if not for your time in explaining you run hard some weeks more than others plus you can pick up a trainee if you want as well. Thanks again for the time to post this!

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