One Year With Marten!

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Harvey C.'s Comment
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Congratulations, Donna.

Michael made less than you but he has probably got a lot less miles (about 92,000 miles) and he's fine with what he made, took some days off without pay to build up vacation time as he has plans for a longer vacation when it's time to move to a new truck. You are doing very well and glad you are happy there.

Warren B.'s Comment
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Hey impressive Donna! I am still looking at companies to work for once I get my CDL , this is very encouraging. May I ask are you OTR , Dedicated, van, or what?

Thanks, WBreaux

Yes I give up with picture, it posted in the gallery but not on my post .

Net.. ... 71,062 Per diem. 19,864 401k. 3,096 ------------------------------------------------------------- 94,022

Anyone have some extra children I can claim on my taxes?? 😂

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.

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.

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

Donna M.'s Comment
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Hey impressive Donna! I am still looking at companies to work for once I get my CDL , this is very encouraging. May I ask are you OTR , Dedicated, van, or what?

Thanks, WBreaux

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Yes I give up with picture, it posted in the gallery but not on my post .

Net.. ... 71,062 Per diem. 19,864 401k. 3,096 ------------------------------------------------------------- 94,022

Anyone have some extra children I can claim on my taxes?? 😂

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I started out regional but changed to otr in April ! I get really bored in the same area to long. And of course I'm a company driver.

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.

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.

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.

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

Donna M.'s Comment
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ROCKSTAR at both companies you've driven for!

Gee thanks PackRat ! Means a lot coming from a driver with the experience you have!

Bill M.'s Comment
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Congratulations, Donna.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I do local intermodel in KC with Marten. Been there 1 1/2 years. Love the company. Home daily, weekends off. Made just over $76,000 last year, paid hourly.

PackRat's Comment
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I do local intermodel in KC with Marten. Been there 1 1/2 years. Love the company. Home daily, weekends off. Made just over $76,000 last year, paid hourly.

See you on another site but not here lately, Terry.

Old School's Comment
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Congratulations Donna! You are killing it - keep up the great work!

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