Exact First Year Income. Week By Week!

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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Brett I think you should call it "The Real Nitty Gritty". Actual facts and numbers, rules, regulations and such. No guesses or hearsay, no opinions or think so's. Just the facts.

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That's pretty much what we've done with our Trucker's Wiki. We're taking all of the most important and common topics that people bring up and covering them in great detail, with constant updates anytime we get new information.

Brett, if you don't mind me saying, I think you're failing to use all your resources. You say you can't keep up with the forum tags and I wonder why aren't you getting any of your moderators to give you a helping hand with these things? Some of us have been here for an eternity so by now you should trust us not to screw anything up and we all know each other pretty well by now. Some of us are better at certain tasks than others and I think it would be wise of you to utilize us at our strong points.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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You guys already put in a ton of time giving awesome advice to new drivers, sharing photos, telling stories, and of course building things like your pre-trip inspection and "inside my lightweight truck". I wouldn't want to take you guys away from helping people the way you have been so for so long. It's priceless having you guys around doing what you're doing so the last thing I'd want to do is start handing out administrative tasks on top of the five hundreds hours a week you guys are putting in on the road already.

I'm just thrilled have you guys around at all! I'm happy to handle the administrative stuff like that.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

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.
Errol V.'s Comment
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Brett, one suggestion in the "answering questions" category. Add the Wiki to the Members quick drop-down list and/or the "links on Trucking Truth" reply button. Yes, most questions ("What's the best GPS/company/truck/pajamas for truckers?") are answered with individual replies, but making the Wiki easier to get at would help.

Anchorman's Comment
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"...pajamas for truckers?"

Errol is right. I can't find anything on TT that discusses whether I should bring along boxers or briefs...???

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Errol V.'s Comment
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"...pajamas for truckers?"

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Errol is right. I can't find anything on TT that discusses whether I should bring along boxers or briefs...???

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So someone did read my post! You've missed other Easter Eggs.

Kieran L.'s Comment
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"...pajamas for truckers?"

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Errol is right. I can't find anything on TT that discusses whether I should bring along boxers or briefs...???

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Funny enough I've been wondering if I should start getting used to sleeping in my clothes or get some PJ's in case someone comes banging on my truck for me while I'm asleep, at home for nearly all of my life I've been used to sleeping nude. Not sure how that will work in a truck.

Anchorman's Comment
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Funny enough I've been wondering if I should start getting used to sleeping in my clothes or get some PJ's in case someone comes banging on my truck for me while I'm asleep, at home for nearly all of my life I've been used to sleeping nude. Not sure how that will work in a truck.

It's always good to have something close by in case of emergency. I woke up to my truck rocking due to a driver backing in to me at a truck stop one time. It took me a minute to get decent enough to get out of the truck. The driver had already took off to find another space. Luckily, there were other drivers around looking out for me and pointed me in the right direction. I had to walk to the other side of the lot to knock on his door to see what the issue was.

WATERBOY's Comment
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I thought to myself, what is something that TT doesn't have?

We can tell you that you will make between X and Y amount per year and that the paychecks are inconstant.

But do we have a detailed breakdown of a drivers first year income? Not until now!

I just finished my first year and this entire year I have been writing down the details of every single paycheck.

You can notice many patterns. Take a look!!!

During training, I made 350-450$. I did not write this down but I did include it in my first years total income.

Brett, we have a lot of people looking for the first years pay. And there's no finer example than this thread. Please find a way to use this thread, whether it be an article or whatever else you can do. I worked on this information for a year, don't let it go to waste haha!

Just thought I would add my thought or I'm just venting since my experience with Najavo since August this is my last week I have averaged 400 a week with this company I live in Pittsburgh and I'm sure I can find something els I just didn't have time on the road to fallow threw any interviews but I'm so upset I'm sick over it

Pupil2Prodigy's Comment
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Just stumbled across this thread. It's an epic find but it's almost 5 years old; are the numbers above more or less of what you'd make today?

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

I make 533+ every week guaranteed-like clock work, after taxes that's just 22,880/yr

I'll make much, much more than that even after taxes, and 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.
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