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PJ's Comment
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As a company driver the areas you go isn’t important really. You get paid by the mile no matter where that mile heads. It’s owner operators that pertains too. All loads pay differently depending on the commidity and lane its in. The midwest typically has some of the best. Northeast pays good going in not so good coming out. Not as bad as florida though.

Decide how long you want to be on the road. That will dictate how far out a company will send you. The longer you stay out the farther you will go. As a company driver the money is in the total miles driven at the end of the week. It always makes me shake my head when I hear people complaing they didn’t get many miles that week and their next usual statement is they want to be home every weekend.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Jody B.'s Comment
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Well put G-Town and yes Pj I see we can’t have our cake and eat it too, at least not early in a trucking career.

PJ's Comment
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Very right sir.... Get some experience under your belt typically 1-2 yrs, keep your driving record clean and a ton of other doors will open up to you. I waited 3 years too get the job I have and wouldn’t trade it for anything. But I spent my time wisely learning and honing my skills.

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