New Driver Looking For Highest Pay

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G-Town's Comment
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Imani 40k your first year is a reasonable expectation. Some of us have made more, some less, consider that number an average.

Read the two links Old School sent you so that they become ingrained in your thought process and approach to your job.

Please try to understand and realize your first year income is limited by absorbing the steep and difficult learning curve. Your primary focus during the first 12 months of this job is to learn as much as you can, practice those things (like setup & backing scenarios) that require improvement, master the details of clock management, develop good relationships with driver support, and above all else live to be safe in everything you do.

If you do all of those things with unyielding determination, top pay will follow.

Good luck.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bird-one's Comment
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And as you can see Imani G-Town in addition to old school also gives great advice make sure you really take the time to understand what they are telling you. Like they say time and time again your pay will be performance based, no hand outs will ever be given. Good luck

Jodi 's Comment
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Look into Crete carrier. I have done really well here. They do hire recent graduates. My first year I started in February and first 8 weeks was in training and I made 43,000. My second year I made 60000 and this year I’m on track for 65000 to 67000. Probably 70000 if you include profit sharing and vacation. Excellent company and they just came out with quarterly safety bonus that is a additional 2cpm so that will easy push me over 70000 for next year. Great company I will stay with as long as I’m driving.


Cents Per Mile

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

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