Actual Factual Pay Per Month And Roehl

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Bradley G's Comment
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So I was getting ready to make the jump and go to Marshfield WI for Roehl driving school and a one year commitment, but before I do I wanted to run the numbers so that I don't regret it later.

Okay, so according to different websites of pay, many will focus in on the weekly scale and then multiply it times 52. But the problem as I see it is that it doesn't take into account both the required 34 hr reset and off days.

I will most likely go with National Fleet: 11 on, 3 off. So how exactly will that work? By my numbers that is still under 30k. (and if after all is said and done it is what it is, at least I go in with my eyes wide open)

Roehl National Rates Van .32 x 2000 miles = 640/wk Reefer .34 x 2000 = 680/wk Flatbed .36 x 2000 = 720/wk

or if you like at 2500 miles Van = 800/wk, Reefer = 850/wk, Flat = 900/wk

But after the required 34 hr reset every 7/8 days and home time of 3 days, aren't you looking at only about 3 wks of pay each month not 4? So why is it that everywhere I look I see wkly pay and yearly as if being paid for 4 wks.

Not to mention after taxes and later medical insurance, what is the take home monthly and yearly?

Bradley G


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.


A refrigerated trailer.

Josh S.'s Comment
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Bradley you should look over this post as Daniel B gives clear breakdown of this:


Brett Aquila's Comment
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Bradley, with the 11 day on, 3 days off fleet you can still turn pretty darn good miles. A lot will depend upon how efficiently you keep moving during your on days. But you can safely expect to make somewhere around $30k your first year in that fleet. We normally tell people they'll make about $32k-$36k that first year but in that fleet it may be a little less so we'll call it 30k to be safe.

And a 34 hour restart is not required. It's optional. You can take one if you like to reset your 70 hours completely but there's no rule that says you have to take a 34 hour reset.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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There is no such thing as a Required Restart. Restarts allow you to get a new 70 hours but it's not needed. When I am out 5 to 6 weeks I use Recap hours. For a team truck a restart would kill us. More efficient and more revenue to use Recap. And no that does not change for a solo driver. The same can be done in a solo truck.

Bradley G's Comment
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Oh how you open my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities. No 34 hr restart huh. Read through the year week by week pay, very informative. So thankful for all you guys.

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There is a bit more to it then just calculating miles and pay if you wan't a real accurate number. Your paychecks can and will fluctuate, some weeks they will be small paycheck but the next one will be big but it all comes down to when the load was delivered and when my payroll cut off date is.

How did you determine the amount of miles you will be running, is that what they said you will be driving. The reason why I ask is I feel like thats a bit low.

Wine Taster's Comment
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Bradley G,

Just remember that when you are new, the art of managing the time on the clock is difficult. You are slower than everybody else because you are new. Things that take experienced guys to do, take you much longer. After a couple of months on the road with Roehl, I am finally starting to feel like the light bulb has come on on some things. Other things are still difficult. It is kind of trail and error once you are on your own. Trust me you will learn more from errors then anything.

If you can manage your clock, you can avoid a reset. There are other things that you can not control. Things like sitting a shipper for 7 hours waiting to get loaded. Things like a piece of scrap metal flew off that old pickup truck in front of you and blew your tire. It is a challenge almost every single day out here. If you decide to do flatbed, that adds an entirely different set of challenges up top of everything else.

Also, if you do strictly 11 on and 3 off you are self limiting your earning potential. If you stay out longer, they have less limitations on where you can be sent. Good luck and I hope to see you around Roehl sometime.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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