Final Numbers 2021

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Bird-One's Comment
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This year had ups and downs from a business standpoint. We were slow at times and than slammed others. The last few months were the busiest I’d been all year. All in all had a decent work life balance so I’m happy with that. Final gross number for the year was 78,500. This has been about my average over the years with this company. How did you do?

PackRat's Comment
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305 days driving/60 days off for breakdowns, PMs, funerals, business meetings, sick, or shutdown for the weather.

121,986 paid miles in 2195 hours driving. 400 miles driving each day average.

15,422 gallons of diesel for 7.909 MPG.

Roughly gross of $84,000/Net of $66,500.

Figure in the inflation rate and I'm disappointed with how little a dollar goes compared to previous years.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I finally cleared the 100k mark and ended around 104k. That is without 7 days of pay for Covid since I didn't want to use all my PTO days. Without catching the Rona I'd have been around 107k.

G-Town's Comment
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Awesome! Congratulations!

This year had ups and downs from a business standpoint. We were slow at times and than slammed others. The last few months were the busiest I’d been all year. All in all had a decent work life balance so I’m happy with that. Final gross number for the year was 78,500. This has been about my average over the years with this company. How did you do?

G-Town's Comment
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Awesome! Congratulations!

I finally cleared the 100k mark and ended around 104k. That is without 7 days of pay for Covid since I didn't want to use all my PTO days. Without catching the Rona I'd have been around 107k.

G-Town's Comment
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Kudos Sir. That’s a really good number.

305 days driving/60 days off for breakdowns, PMs, funerals, business meetings, sick, or shutdown for the weather.

121,986 paid miles in 2195 hours driving. 400 miles driving each day average.

15,422 gallons of diesel for 7.909 MPG.

Roughly gross of $84,000/Net of $66,500.

Figure in the inflation rate and I'm disappointed with how little a dollar goes compared to previous years.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Kudos Sir. That’s a really good number.

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305 days driving/60 days off for breakdowns, PMs, funerals, business meetings, sick, or shutdown for the weather.

121,986 paid miles in 2195 hours driving. 400 miles driving each day average.

15,422 gallons of diesel for 7.909 MPG.

Roughly gross of $84,000/Net of $66,500.

Figure in the inflation rate and I'm disappointed with how little a dollar goes compared to previous years.

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Indeed, it is. All the above are. Tom is upper 7's .. regional/local.

~ Anne ~

ps: The financial sacrifices we make .... staying intrastate. I know. I know.

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.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Intrastate:

The act of purchasers and sellers transacting business while keeping all transactions in a single state, without crossing state lines to do so.

Steve L.'s Comment
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Did well enough to pay for $10k worth of fence, thousands in medical bills, and finish off with $200+ in prime rib, ALL cash. Plus pay the bills, continue charitable giving, replace the kitchen appliances, car repairs AND could afford to replace the family vehicle. As well, made it home for all holidays and could afford to cover out-of-pocket costs for my Wife’s knee replacement. Measure it in money if you want, but my quality of life continues to improve.

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Rhino's Comment
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Only half way thru my year have another 6 months to go. But 6 months in Im at about 35k.

Suicide Jockey's Comment
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I started this local fuel hailing job just a couple weeks over 6 months ago. I was told in my interview that most make 60k their first year, and that more experienced drivers make 80-90k with the top earners over 100k. I hadn't been keeping tabs on my overall earnings, but after just now looking, I'm very pleased. 6 months ago I was entering my 3rd week of training, and to date my gross earnings are $50,226.

Honestly I expected an income loss coming off OTR and into a new local job. But it seems I'm doing better here than I ever did OTR.

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.

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