Team Driving Job Paying $0.70 CPM

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Randy F.'s Comment
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I have a question! I have been offered a team driving job paying $0.70 CPM. My partner that I am running wild routes with introduced me to this last night. I he already to jump right into this and plans on putting in his 2 week notice. This team run will be dry van! I asked my partner all kinds of questions but he didn't have any answers to them. My question to you is; is this to good to be true?

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

icecold24k's Comment
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Without knowing any more details this is a very difficult question to answer. What carrier would this job be with? How many miles per week? What routes? Are you currently teaming now and what is your experience level?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott's Comment
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Not enough info. However, that is most likely 35 CPM each.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

PlanB's Comment
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Yep pretty much any time you see those tempting team rates you'll find some fine print hidden somewhere that notes it is split between the driver's. 70 cpm is earned to the truck, and is split in half between the driver's.

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.
Old School's Comment
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I've been working on putting something together about truck driver math. You guys are cracking me up. Splitting 70 cents to the truck for a team is still some great money.

What will make this job interesting or not will be the details - none of which we know anything about other than it is a team position, and that brings it's own issues to the forefront. Randy is already aware of those things.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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Randy, you may gain some insight by reading this thread about a Potentially High Paying Team Driving Job.

Susan D. 's Comment
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.70 split is very decent rate.. now for serious questions.. is it a dedicated route , how many team miles, what kind of benefits, are tolls paid by the company, and so many more.

I need more cowbell/info.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Andrew J.'s Comment
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Sounds about right. I’m not experienced but I watch a lot of YouTube videos. I know a lot of people here say don’t believe social media. But if you get a chance watch red Viking trucker on YouTube. He is doing the same thing. He is running teams and going coast to coast making about $2,200 per driver per week on a 1099. Not a bad gig. I could only do that for a year or so since I have a family.

JuiceBox's Comment
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Sounds about right. I’m not experienced but I watch a lot of YouTube videos. I know a lot of people here say don’t believe social media. But if you get a chance watch red Viking trucker on YouTube. He is doing the same thing. He is running teams and going coast to coast making about $2,200 per driver per week on a 1099. Not a bad gig. I could only do that for a year or so since I have a family.

How much is he paying in taxes as an independent contractor? Most likely taxed quarterly and much differently than W2 but I'm not a tax expert.

Army 's Comment
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Yeah those numbers are more than likely not after taxes etc. My mom always said if it sounds too good tok be true, then it probably is. I mean why wouldn't everyone do it then... just my 2 pennies of input.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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