Share Your Numbers From 2022 - How Did You Do?

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Chief Brody's Comment
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I ended up right about $80,000 gross for the year. I did transition from flatbed to tanker so there was some down time in between, but I did get paid for most of that time waiting for the truck, although not as much as if I were running.

I simply don't see drivers at Prime breaking the $100,000 threshold unless you are training or rarely take home time.

Dan67's Comment
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Started out strong and then my old company, Truck Service, unexpectedly shut down and put everyone out of work. Moved on to Cargo Transporters, who bought the old TS terminal in Anderson, SC. Finished out strong for the year. Grossed about $75k, not too shabby for a home daily local guy.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Old School's Comment
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Who knows Old School, maybe that guy will learn a thing or two. I do have to say that him bragging about a 210k gross to the truck is really pretty weak and he definitely needs to rethink his decisions lol.

Robert, our conversation covered much more than I shared here. You are exactly right about the revenue number. It's weak to start with, and then you have to work from that point to get to your real income. He definitely should have been in the $300,000 range.

I empathize with these guys who think they can work the system so they make more money. Usually their understanding is very limited and they are dealing with companies who understand all the expenses and potential revenues to the decimal points. The company has it all figured out. The driver is working their tail off to make a dollar and the company has limited most of its risks. No matter the driver's performance, the company seems to make money off the lease driver.

In our situation here on this account I don't even understand why a driver would want to lease a truck. The freight rates are contract rates and really low in my opinion. The company has a long term strategy to imbed itself deeply into these companies they serve as dedicated carriers. They accomplish that with really competitive rates. That imbedding into the operations gives the customer a powerful incentive to keep the carrier on board. That in turn allows the carrier some leverage to raise the rates through negotiation. All of that takes years of having a symbiotic business relationship. The level the rates are at now do not help a lease operator generate enough revenue to build off of.

Old School's Comment
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I simply don't see drivers at Prime breaking the $100,000 threshold unless you are training or rarely take home time.

Chief, I know how you run. I'll bet next year, after doing tanks all year, you'll be up in the $90,000 range. You'll learn some tricks and get more efficient. That's in striking distance of that six figure number. If anybody can do it, you can.

Larry T.'s Comment
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Been driving for 17 month's. All on the DG account with Schneider.

Made $102,930 . Roughly 4 weeks of unpaid time off. Includes 8, 2 week periods over the road. All off duty unload until they started a new pay structure in November where you had to log unload time to get somewhere close to what you made before.

I saved around 50k this year. Not worth the headache dealing with stores and running illegal. I guess I should count myself lucky for my stupidity.

With the new pay structure probably a hard task to make 90k this year if I stick with DG.

Very impressive number's Rob T.

Over The Road:

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

andhe78's Comment
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Over five years driving, fuel hauler. Last year was an odd one for me, found out we were pregnant right at the start of the year, so knew I needed to get off nights and the seventy hour weeks for better family time. Picked up a day shift with fifty hour weeks, so the paycheck took a bit of a hit. Ended up working just eight and a half months and grossing $76,276 for the year.

Suicide Jockey's Comment
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First full year in fuel hauling. Working nights and weekends. Had a couple weeks unpaid time off. Finished the year grossing $106,437.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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5th year driving linehaul ended up at $107,600. That is with some unpaid days for weather, slow freight and personal days they let me take. Had it not been for the really slow freight last few months I probably be over $110,00.

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Bird-One's Comment
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Ended the year just short of 89k. A lot of our work dried up at the end of October with plant closures. Company hasn’t really recovered since.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Well, I only drove from Jan, until March 22rd of 2022, before retiring early at 62. I grossed "purposely" $19,300, to stay under the thresh hold for earnings to not affect my Soc Sec $$......So about 11 weeks of '22 driving for Legends,(started Dec 2nd 2021) Was able to save another $16,000 of that in cash, for my new start, out here in the Philippines

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