New Driver Want Some Advice

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Robert V.'s Comment
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What company would you recommend for a new driver out of school? Werner?? (Long haul) Salary or Miles?

Don't mind being away from home base for awhile but what should I expect?? two week, three?? four???

What are some of the things should I be looking at before taking a job?

I have reviewed many companies online and most of the drivers are just making about 33,000 to 40,000 is this correct?

Is it possible for me to own a rig and make a living on the road?

Nasim W.'s Comment
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What company would you recommend for a new driver out of school? Werner?? (Long haul) Salary or Miles?

Don't mind being away from home base for awhile but what should I expect?? two week, three?? four???

What are some of the things should I be looking at before taking a job?

I have reviewed many companies online and most of the drivers are just making about 33,000 to 40,000 is this correct?

Is it possible for me to own a rig and make a living on the road?

I am new myself but I did choose Knight Transportation. They are real flexible when it comes to how long you want to be out and home time. As far as pay, I am at the lower end of the scale until I hit 30,000 miles. With that being said my first check for going solo was about $750.00 after taxes. For me it is a lot better than what I was getting paid at my previous job.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome aboard Robert!

I can see from your questions that you're very early in the research stages and for that we have our Truck Driver's Career Guide. It's packed full of information on about every topic imaginable that pertains to getting your trucking career off to a great start. It will cover your questions and about 1000 others you probably didn't even know to ask.

Read through that real well - follow all of the links. That will give you a much better understanding of the industry and what it's going to take to get your career underway.

Also, have a look at my book Becoming A Truck Driver: The Raw Truth About Truck Driving. That's a link to the 100% free online version. It's full of insights and stories about my 15 years on the road.

When you're finished reading through that stuff we'll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. But right now you're just getting started with your research so go through those first to knock the majority of it out of the way.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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