Will I Make More Than I Do Now

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Pupil2Prodigy's Comment
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Just got my permit, considering Roehl's Get-Your-CDL-Program, worried about making less than I do now.

Make 533+ every week; 22,880 after taxes

I'll make much, much more than that even with it being my first year and all right?

Any help is appreciated...

Thanks!

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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On average in someones first year they make about $35,000. We have many members here who made over $50,000 their first year.

Calkansan's Comment
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1st year 46k 2nd year 52k I became a master of the clock. Lol

Old School's Comment
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Pupil2Prodigy, (BTW, I love that handle) one thing about trucking you have to keep in mind is that our pay is performance based. You will work more hours than you are now. You will also be rewarded for your productivity. What does that really mean? It means if you are good at this you'll make good money at it. The opposite can be true also. If you can't seem to get the hang of this you will suffer the consequences in your paycheck.

There's a considerable learning curve during that first year, but it's rare that a rookie driver who's committed to learning this business doesn't come close to earning 40,000 dollars or more. Show Me The Money is one of our articles that may help you understand a little better about truck driver pay and how you are in control of your paycheck's destiny when it comes to this career.

We always try to convince new drivers to be Committed to sticking with their first company for one full year. It is an important step in the process of learning how to excel at this career. There are challenges to starting this career in a way so you can establish yourself as a Top Tier Driver. That first year is critical to your success. Stick it out and you will do yourself a huge favor. That approach will assure that you end up making considerably more than you are now.

Turtle's Comment
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It'll be hard not to make at least that much. With reasonable effort you can almost double that, or more.

Put the effort in and you'll get the reward. It's all on you.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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This is how much I made after my first full calendar year. (Months 3-14 of driving). This was made avg only 34 cpm. Plus 4.5 cpm quarterly mileage bonus.

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Drive Safe and God Speed

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Pupil2Prodigy's Comment
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Nice, nice

1st year 46k 2nd year 52k I became a master of the clock. Lol

Pupil2Prodigy's Comment
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Tyty! ^_^

Pupil2Prodigy, (BTW, I love that handle) one thing about trucking you have to keep in mind is that our pay is performance based. You will work more hours than you are now. You will also be rewarded for your productivity. What does that really mean? It means if you are good at this you'll make good money at it. The opposite can be true also. If you can't seem to get the hang of this you will suffer the consequences in your paycheck.

There's a considerable learning curve during that first year, but it's rare that a rookie driver who's committed to learning this business doesn't come close to earning 40,000 dollars or more. Show Me The Money is one of our articles that may help you understand a little better about truck driver pay and how you are in control of your paycheck's destiny when it comes to this career.

We always try to convince new drivers to be Committed to sticking with their first company for one full year. It is an important step in the process of learning how to excel at this career. There are challenges to starting this career in a way so you can establish yourself as a Top Tier Driver. That first year is critical to your success. Stick it out and you will do yourself a huge favor. That approach will assure that you end up making considerably more than you are now.

Pupil2Prodigy's Comment
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Thanks all, very, very helpful; reassuring

Big Scott's Comment
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You can and should make more than that. Here is a link to my pay as a rookie.

Rainy also has one. You can search for pay in the search bar at the top of this pay.

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