My Pay As A Rookie Driver

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Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Awesome miles! Way to crank em out!

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Thanks. They give them, I drive them.

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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This is my final pay stub of 2017. This is for my first eight months with CFI.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Thanks for sharing that Big Scott!

Now when you say it's for your first 8 months, does that include the initial CDL training and time on the road with your trainer? If so, how have you done since going solo?

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.
Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Yes it does include my time with my trainer. At CFI you are officially hired on the last day of orientation. I got my truck at the end of June, so the bulk of that is solo.

The Riot's Comment
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Scott, thanks a bunch for posting your pay stubs. Inquiring minds want to know these things.

So, that last pay stub you posted, you grossed $1200. That's for 2 weeks, right?

And your year to date gross was $25,000 for about 6 months work?

What to make sure I'm reading/ interpreting it correctly?

Thanks again for the great info.

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Scott, thanks a bunch for posting your pay stubs. Inquiring minds want to know these things.

So, that last pay stub you posted, you grossed $1200. That's for 2 weeks, right?

And your year to date gross was $25,000 for about 6 months work?

What to make sure I'm reading/ interpreting it correctly?

Thanks again for the great info.

In January 2018, CFI went back to one week pay. That was the last two week pay period. However, Since then, I have been hitting my $1000.00 per week goal fairly easily. Pic. coming.

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Our driver dash board only shows net pay once our checks are processed which is what you see below. January 19th was our first one week pay. December 29th was 2 weeks pay with 8 or 9 days of home time in the middle of it.

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Here is some gross and net pay. It's all I can get on the screen like that. The pay for March 9th was during home time. There are two days of vacation pay in it. My current pay is processing, so I won't see that until Tuesday or Wednesday. 0986780001520840232.jpg

I have very low monthly bills and my wife takes home about $600.00 every two weeks. This is great money to me. I also feel trucking is easy money. I use to end every day filthy and in pain. Not any more. I love this career. I don't need much to get by. I post these numbers to show people what is possible out here without too much effort.

The Riot's Comment
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Thanks for the answers Big Scott.

Could you tell me the the cents per mile rates from driving with trainer to 120,000 miles?

There are some rates Brett listed on the XPO school review, but I think those are outdated.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Thanks for the answers Big Scott.

Could you tell me the the cents per mile rates from driving with trainer to 120,000 miles?

There are some rates Brett listed on the XPO school review, but I think those are outdated.

Yes the ones in XPO are outdated. While with trainer it's 26 CPM , Once solo it's 33 CPM. At 60,000 miles it's 35 CPM. At 90,000 miles it's 37 CPM. At 120,000 it's 40 CPM. I am at 37 CPM now. Starting while with your trainer there are also hazmat (if you have that endorsement), Northeast, Detention, extra stop and any other bonus pays. I hope that helps.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.
Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Here are some current gross and net pays for me.

0908770001534548778.jpgFor 7-20 pay period was a half week leading up to home time. The following week 7-27 was coming off home time on Wednesday and breaking down Friday. So, I only got paid for one short load. Then two good weeks and back in the shop. Now the truck is all fixed.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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