My Pay As A Rookie Driver

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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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10-3-18 Here are some more numbers. This goes to my most current week. I think that's my best yet. That was for 3522 miles.

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Don's Comment
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You are doing well. Keep up the great work. I am sure CFI loves having you on board.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Big Scott

Very nice numbers. You've done well. Its funny how you can get by on some pay that you thought you wouldn't be able to. Before my motorcycle accident I made between 55-60 G's a year. On disability which I will come off of when school lets out and work again begins is $18,600 a year. But I'm not homeless and I can live ok on it but I'm better now So I'm heading back out to the kind of work I love.

But didn't mean to highjack your thread. You have done really well at CFI. Kudos!

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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11-10-18 here are my YTD totals so far for 2018.

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Jerry D.'s Comment
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Looks like CFI takes care of you. If you don't mind answering what would you say you made your first year. And how much time to do spend away from home. My wife and I have agreed first year im gonna keep my head down and drive worry about everything else after I put a year of driving behind me.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Looks like CFI takes care of you. If you dint mind answering what would you say you made your first year. And how much time to do spend away from home. My wife and I have agreed first year im gonna keep my head down and drive worry about everyrhing else after I put a year of driving behind me.

On page 3 of this thread is my final pay stub for 2017. I started at lower pay than they have now. As of this point in 2018, I have almost doubled last year. Hope that helps.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Looks like CFI takes care of you.

It's a two way street in this business. He wouldn't be turning those big miles and making great money if he wasn't doing an awesome job as a driver and getting along with dispatch.

Everywhere else you go on the Web you'll hear people talk about whether or not they work for a good company, but only here will you find out that happiness and success is really about the driver's performance and attitude. It's not about whether or not you work for a good company. The major carriers are all good companies. In fact, they're all great companies. But everyone isn't treated equally in this business. The best performers get the bulk of the miles and the best treatment, while the lousy performers get way fewer miles and very little in the way of favors.

Go into this with determination that you're going to do everything possible to learn all you can, be a safe and productive driver, and get along with people and you'll have those big paychecks coming in. It won't matter who you work for. It's all about driver performance and attitude.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Yes, I have said many times, attitude is 100%. I have built a great relationship with my dispatcher and I treat everyone with respect. On the one occasion I felt a need to *****, I waited until my dispatcher was in and told him I needed to *****. Afterwards, I thanked him for listening. Just a few minutes ago, I had a great couple of conversations with one of our wonderful weekend dispatchers. She really helped me accomplish what I needed to do today and is getting me set up to run in the morning. I made my delivery this morning and need to do laundry.

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.
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