Question On Pay

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Wilhelm C.'s Comment
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If a driver hauls 2600 miles on average a week with 1 year of experience plus having a squeaky clean record HOW MUCH on average per week should he or she make before taxes?

I run this and more every week but my checks if not for a 1K guarantee would be less than 1K before deductions.

Old School's Comment
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Wilhelm, there's no definitive answer to your question. A driver gets paid whatever rate he agreed to. It sounds like you are on some sort of dedicated gig if you have a guaranteed amount of pay.

I'm assuming you think you're worth more than you're receiving. I'd wager when you started this you thought that money sounded great. What's changed?

Can you figure out how to run more miles? I'd work on that idea first. How many miles do you need to run to make 1,200 dollars? Can you do that?

Pete M.'s Comment
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What is the complaint? LOL

Old School's Comment
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I run this and more every week but my checks if not for a 1K guarantee would be less than 1K before deductions.

That statement is puzzling. You're saying they are paying you more than you deserve, based on your CPM pay rate. You're making 52,000 dollars per your own statements. How much are you thinking you should get?

How much harder are you willing to push yourself? Can you accomplish what you want somewhere else? Do you understand how to manage your clock and your time to create opportunities for yourself? I don't know the answers to these questions, but they are things you need to consider. There are quite a few rookie drivers who would love to be in your situation.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

ChrisEMT's Comment
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For me, it is hard to answer. There are variables like cpm pay, company your working for, if your on a dedicated account or OTR , if you get stop pay, unload pay, etc... For example, I was averaging 2200 miles a week, and with everything factored in (cpm, stop pay, safety pay, load/assist unload pay) factored in, I was averaging 62-64cpm or 1400/week on average.

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

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