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Reaper's Comment
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Ill be upgrading june 1st. Im hired at 41 cents a mile. Is 700-800 a week take home a reasonable expectation for reefer division in my first year? I just wanna know where my budgeting should focus on depending on income.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Rainy 's Comment
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Yes it is reasonable But wait to budget until you get rolling with your FM. Some gradually add miles as you get better, some throw mikes at you to see what you can handle.

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.
Tastebuds's Comment
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Yes it is reasonable But wait to budget until you get rolling with your FM. Some gradually add miles as you get better, some throw mikes at you to see what you can handle.

I'm not sure I want to handle a "mike" but maybe a Michelle or a Marcie.

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.
Rainy 's Comment
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:::throws microphone across room at Tastebuds:::

There take THAT!

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Brian M.'s Comment
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That's a reasonable 1st year estimate. You should be able to budget that average on a monthly basis. Remember some weeks maybe less and others better.

Tastebuds's Comment
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:::throws microphone across room at Tastebuds:::

There take THAT!

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LMAO

Reaper's Comment
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LMAO thats great and thanks for the great answers. I hope eith my dispatcher 750-850 is attainable fairly easily

Dispatcher:

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.
Adam B.'s Comment
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LMAO thats great and thanks for the great answers. I hope eith my dispatcher 750-850 is attainable fairly easily

Your FM has an incentive to get you miles. The more miles you get, the more $$ he/she makes as well. The only time you won't get miles is if you're taking home time and/or you don't show your FM that you want to run.

Dispatcher:

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.

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.
Reaper's Comment
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Thats very true. I just hope he underatands after 3 months straight training. Id like my first or second load to go to my home town to see my family.

Tastebuds's Comment
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Thats very true. I just hope he underatands after 3 months straight training. Id like my first or second load to go to my home town to see my family.

They will. I told mine he didn't have to send me home right away as I could make do with what I had. (I wanted to start making MONEY!) My second or third load was home. Mind you, I live in a state that Prime has very few customers in, so it could've been on my first load if I lived in a more freight friendly state.

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