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Rainy D.'s Comment
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My gross in 6 months is nearly 25K!

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That's so much money, how are you doing it?

He had a great trainer (me) who hooked him up with her awesome fleet manager

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sorry splitter...i couldnt resist

i call our FM Greedy One Kenobi and Splitter Greedy Two Kenobi

Our FM.is great though....even when crap happens he does make it up to us... but even though Splitter is new, i know for a fact he has quickly moved up the ranks of the driver list on our fleet.

Unfortunately, my FM told.me."hes doing great! go find me another student like him!" uh, yeah right. thats a tall order.

Fm:

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.

Fleet Manager:

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.
Pupil2Prodigy's Comment
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Nice, nice

Splitter's Comment
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My truck is a lightweight which pays an extra .05 cents per mile.

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Do they have enough room for a guy my size? 6'2

You’d have to be creative with your duffle. Mine sits at the end of my bunk. I’m 5’ 7”, it’s much smaller & tighter than a condo but I’ve seen dudes your size make it work. That extra pay comes to approximately an extra $5K per year.

If you can handle flip flopping your sleeping hours & running hard to get those loads in on time or early when possible, you’ll make some serious bank out here.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Splitter's Comment
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My gross in 6 months is nearly 25K!

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That's so much money, how are you doing it?

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He had a great trainer (me) who hooked him up with her awesome fleet manager

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sorry splitter...i couldnt resist

i call our FM Greedy One Kenobi and Splitter Greedy Two Kenobi

Our FM.is great though....even when crap happens he does make it up to us... but even though Splitter is new, i know for a fact he has quickly moved up the ranks of the driver list on our fleet.

Unfortunately, my FM told.me."hes doing great! go find me another student like him!" uh, yeah right. thats a tall order.

Thank you very much Rainy. Matt our FM is the real deal. Let me give you my latest example:

Weekend dispatch gave me a load that smelled fishy from the moment I saw it. The pick up time was out of order. 10/01 1300 - 10/01 0900 but what was worse was the scheduled delivery time. 10/03 1000. I had an 02 & 03 at the same address with no set date or time. The 90 was 521 miles from the 01. Could’ve easily made it in one day. When I raised my concerns, they changed to scheduled delivery to 10/04 for the 02 & 03 then 10/05 for the 90. I was so upset I didn’t even want to talk to anyone in dispatch, including our FM. Imagine, a grand total of 638 from Monday to Friday. 177 empty miles to the 01 & the rest to make the stops. I can easily do 2500 miles in that time. I told them that I’d suck it up & get it done. Over & out. That was Sunday.

Our fleet manager came in on Monday & must’ve read my exchange with weekend dispatch cause the first thing I read was that not to worry. He would make me whole. Now that’s a tall order. That means he would take a huge hit on HIS revenue to “make me whole”. That’s a stand up guy in my book.

Thankfully, he didn’t have to. He took me off that load & gave me a load That’s over 1000 miles plus I get the detention/layover pay cause the original load wouldn’t be ready to be live loaded until Tuesday at 0900, so they said. I sat there from 1317 Monday to 0900 Tuesday. I’m supposed to deliver on Thursday but I’m running it in later today to try & get it unloaded today. If not, they have overnight parking so I can preserve my clock until I get my next load. And that’s key! The more hours on your clock, the more miles you can run.

All that said, my success out here is a testament to the wealth of advice I receive on here & the excellent training I was blessed with from Rainy. Yes, I am determined to make it but without the proper tools & training? I’d be making many many more stupid mistakes than the ones I’ve made so far.

Again thank you Rainy & Matt for the confidence in me but I couldn’t be succeeding without your expert help & guidance. To this day, I can call or text her at any hour of the day or night & she’s there 1000%. What’s even more astonishing is that she does this, even after we had a disagreement & stopped talking to one another before we hashed it out together. That’s a true professional. Nothing but love & admiration for her.

Ok. Enough if this blowing smoke up our butts & getting all mushy! I’m going back to sleep. Lol

Dm:

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.

Fm:

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.

Fleet Manager:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Pupil2Prodigy's Comment
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Lol

Rainy D.'s Comment
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i made enough rookie mistakes for the both of us!!!

honestly, you just proved to everyone a few things....

1. attitude will determine your success

2. managing your clock will maximize your miles

3. Always use the QC to discuss issues. Communicate problems immediately.

4. You were willing to deal with that load even though you werent happy. You didnt have to whine and complain or demand. By accepting the situation, you proved to the FM that you are a team player. You have his back and he will have yours.

About Splitters numbers...he mentioned $25k in 6 months...keep in mind that two months were training pay at $700 gross per week.

So lets do.the math here...

$700 x 8 weeks is $5600

$25,000 - $5600 = $19400

so the next four months he made... $19400 ÷ 16 weeks = $1212 avg per week

Now, keep in mind that he did not get paid for the week he upgraded, and whatever home time he took since.

When you work out those numbers, Hes making $1300+ per week avg.

Thats great and better than i did first out the gate...but i couldnt back up lol hes awesome at backing.

heres my first and second year numbers. if you go through the whole thread i break down the difference in insurance premiums from year to year, the bonuses, training pay vs solo.

Rainys pay

Fm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott's Comment
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Here are my pay totals. I need to update that. Take home varies by individual. At CFI we now have per diem which lowers your taxable income and increases your take home.

When you first start, there is a learning curve. This differs for each person. As you develop your backing, clock management, and trip planning, you will be able to get more miles. Good luck.

Per Diem:

Getting paid per diem means getting a portion of your salary paid to you without taxes taken out. It's technically classified as a meal and expense reimbursement.

Truck drivers and others who travel for a living get large tax deductions for meal expenses. The Government set up per diem pay as a way to reimburse some of the taxes you pay with each paycheck instead of making you wait until tax filing season.

Getting per diem pay means a driver will get a larger paycheck each week but a smaller tax return at tax time.

We have a ton of information on our wiki page on per diem pay

Cantankerous Amicus's Comment
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Unfortunately, my FM told.me."hes doing great! go find me another student like him!" uh, yeah right. thats a tall order.

<----Potential husband & wife go-gettin' team in the pipeline for you. Just gotta hold out until the end of the school year before we can close down/sell shop and move back to the US and get reestablished. Depending on the details of that process, maybe a little longer before we can officially start any CDL process. We've been considering it for a few years now and we want to make it happen.

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.

Fm:

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.
Amish country's Comment
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I get paid by load instead if miles. I'm looking at around 25k in 6 months as well. That's with training pay at 750 a week and taking some time off that was unpaid. You can make the money if your willing to work for it.

Old School's Comment
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Sometimes I'm a real witch.

That's a quote from Rainy in an older thread. I just wanted to point out the one thing Rainy missed when she said this...

honestly, you just proved to everyone a few things....

She went on to list four things, but she forgot to mention the most important thing. When you have a serious disagreement with a "Witch," it's always best to get it settled quickly! smile.gif

Rainy knows we love her - this was all said in jest.

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