Average Rate In The Current Market

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Bruny C.'s Comment
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Hello Trucker Family,

What you guys think is a good rate/mile in the current market? Flatbed and Dryvan for owner operators. Please share your experience and opininon.

Thank you,

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Dryvan:

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.
Rainy 's Comment
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Hello Trucker Family,

What you guys think is a good rate/mile in the current market? Flatbed and Dryvan for owner operators. Please share your experience and opininon.

Thank you,

Hello. Our goal on this site is to give information to new and future drivers to become successful as company drivers and avoid the pitfalls of leasing or owning. There is enough of a learning curve a drivers first year without adding those problems.

Try OOIDA good luck

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Dryvan:

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.

OOIDA:

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Who They Are

OOIDA is an international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers. The over 150,000 members of OOIDA are men and women in all 50 states and Canada who collectively own and/or operate more than 240,000 individual heavy-duty trucks and small truck fleets.

Their Mission

The mission of OOIDA is to serve owner-operators, small fleets and professional truckers; to work for a business climate where truckers are treated equally and fairly; to promote highway safety and responsibility among all highway users; and to promote a better business climate and efficiency for all truck operators.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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That will vary on what part of the country your in. Lanes vary widely. NASTC is also a good source of info

Solo's Comment
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As a company driver, I'm seeing an avg of $1.93/pm

Our O/O's are seeing $2.41/pm

But so many variables to give you an accurate estimate for you.

Diver Driver's Comment
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As a company driver, I'm seeing an avg of $1.93/pm

Our O/O's are seeing $2.41/pm

But so many variables to give you an accurate estimate for you.

What company is paying its company drivers 1.93 per mile...... sorry, I'm smelling Bovine Manure.

Rob T.'s Comment
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What company is paying its company drivers 1.93 per mile...... sorry, I'm smelling Bovine Manure.

he drives for TMC and makes percentage pay of the load. He's been telling everyone he's going to make over 90k his first year. However a different thread just said he averages 1500 to 1600 a week. Only amounts to 78k to 83k. I'd love to see a w2 at the end of the year to back these claims up. If he's able to get that as a rookie it would be great to help others achieve the level he has in such a short time.

Tractor Man's Comment
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What company is paying its company drivers 1.93 per mile...... sorry, I'm smelling Bovine Manure.

Im with you Diver. We need a bit more clarification on those numbers. Type of freight. Nuclear Waste?

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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He’s been OTR for all of 4 months.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Not a bad Gig. To earn $90,000 per year at $1.93 per mile, you would need to turn a whopping 896 miles per week. I think I'll go work there and run 2500 miles per week and earn $250 k +per year. Then I'll retire in 4 years. 3rd grade math is so easy!

Old School's Comment
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I'm pretty certain that Solo is referring to rates on loads, not driver pay.

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