Marten @ .62 Per Mile

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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I keep getting these ads on my internet screen that advertise Marten paying drivers 62 CPM. Is that even realistic for seasoned drivers? What's their gimmick?

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Turtle's Comment
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Too many unknown factors:

Regional?

Dedicated?

Average miles?

The gimmick could lie in the details. 62 cpm on say a northeast regional gig isn't a whole bunch.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Shaun C.'s Comment
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I keep getting these ads on my internet screen that advertise Marten paying drivers 62 CPM. Is that even realistic for seasoned drivers? What's their gimmick?

It was saying including detention time and bonuses and all the extra perks.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Banks's Comment
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Only way to find out is to call a recruiter.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Probably includes ALL POSSIBLE bonuses... some "easily" attainable... some NSM!

Jrod's Comment
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I keep getting these ads on my internet screen that advertise Marten paying drivers 62 CPM. Is that even realistic for seasoned drivers? What's their gimmick?

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It was saying including detention time and bonuses and all the extra perks.

We really need companies/DOT/Trucking Industry to come up with a hard definition as to what "CPM" actually means. It's the most abused & manipulated term in our industry and we all know this.

So why do we continue to compare companies by their CPM rates when we know its apples to oranges?

With or without bonus? Empty Miles? Routed one way, paid another? City Center to City Center or Zip Code to Zip Code Routing? Does that number include benefits? Does that number include other pay that has nothing to do with mileage? (Stop, Detention, Layover, etc)

I have taken so many calls this year from drivers who say they need to make more money, they didn't even break $50,000 last year. So we go through the process, I make them an offer, and the immediate response is: I'm making .60 cpm (approx) and I can't afford to take a nickle or a dime pay cut..."

"But you aren't even making $50,000 per year, so... it's definitely not a pay cut."

"I can't take a step backwards though"

"Buddy, you aren't really making what you think you're making, do the math."

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I mean today, I had a guy claiming to make .74 CPM and if I couldn't match it, I worked for a garbage company like the one he works for.

Its getting hard to take anyone's ads, or even any truckers claims, on what they are paying seriously.

WE NEED A STANDARD DEFINITION ON "CPM".

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DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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^^^^^ * LIKE X 10 *

Jrod's Comment
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^^^^^ * LIKE X 10 *

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Jrod, that sounds reasonable to me. I was actually a little confused about what I made at Schneider CPM. I think I started at .39 and ended up at .41. It didn't really matter to me because I could see I was on track to make $45,000 to $50,000 gross my first year, which is what my recruiter told me to expect. And that jived with what I heard here. If a person is just learning a new profession, that's a very good income. Many college grads don't get that much.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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^^^^ tbh, I don't even think my husband even KNOWS his cpm atm. Accessorial pay and per diem speaks volumes when I do the taxes at the end of the year, LoL~! (In a GOOD way, haha!)

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

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

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