Real Numbers For The First 5 Months.....

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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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As most know I drive for Werner and run teams with my brother. Just thought I would show what I have grossed for the first 5 months of the year from 1/1/14 to 5/1/14. The pic below is a screen shot that I took from the Werner website as you can see in the header of the page. Now I could tell you what I have done so far this year but I thought I would post a pic of my YTD and let y'all do the math for yourself. It only shows 5 months but if you do the math and assuming that each month would be exactly the same week after week so......Not so bad for just being a company driver for a company that ,going by that "Other Websites" negative reveiws, is a horrible company huh? Just goes to show that either Werner is a bad company or that some people on the net are liars and drivers really can do well with any company if they are willing to put in the work and do their job.

$4350 a month. $1087.50 a week $21,750 for 5 month.

Now assuming that the same is true for the last 7 months of the year @ $4350 a month x 7 would be $30,450.

Totalling $30,450 + $21,750 = $52,200 gross for the year.

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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Very nice pay. You must be swimming in money! Great job on your hard work Guy. I wouldn't be able to do what you do, that's for sure.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Very nice pay. You must be swimming in money! Great job on your hard work Guy. I wouldn't be able to do what you do, that's for sure.

Actually teaming is pretty easy. It's like training a new student without the teaching part. Someone always around to help when needed. You split up the truck duties so that everything runs smoother and take a lot less time.

Scott B.'s Comment
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So far I've yet To be solo. While I may one day decide to train or team voluntarily, right now I long to sleep in a stationary vehicle and to lay my wallet, keys and phone on the table without them falling off. Glad to see you're doing well Guy. I can think of a couple more much maligned companies this site doesn't have someone excelling at, but the "Its the driver , not the company" premise is well on the way to being proven here.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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The numbers I gave here are only my half of the miles. Meaning it's the same miles a solo driver would get if they were running all the miles they could. Around 3000 miles or so each week but the point of this post to show a few things.

A driver with good work ethic can make it anywhere.

That all reviews of companies are not always true regardless of the amount.

And a few other things that I can't think of right now cause I just woke up and not thinking completely clear.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Thanks for taking the time to post Guy.

Wendy W.'s Comment
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Guy…

What is reimbursements and deductions?

Thanks! Wendy

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Guy…

What is reimbursements and deductions?

Thanks! Wendy

The reimbursements were for tolls. Some tolls are not covered on the Prepass or Pikepass.

The deductions is the full coverage insurance. Health,vision and dental. It's a little more than an average driver will pay per week but I opted to get the best plans available.

Boots&Bludog's Comment
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Very nice pay. You must be swimming in money! Great job on your hard work Guy. I wouldn't be able to do what you do, that's for sure.

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Actually teaming is pretty easy. It's like training a new student without the teaching part. Someone always around to help when needed. You split up the truck duties so that everything runs smoother and take a lot less time.

Hello Guy. Thank you for posting the numbers and this perspective has now brought up something I had not considered (ach even more to ponder) I always thought that team just sounded crazy for my independent self. Now however I see some real benefits for a beginner (myself)to have a bit of extra support all around and that translates into more $$ as well as possibly a better learning curve. Hmmm, interesting.

Scott B.'s Comment
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Guy I'm just guessing by the #'s that you are not on per diem and doing the write off way? If so, that's a nice little savings account in Washington you've got there.

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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