Pay Scale For Trucking

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Allen E.'s Comment
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Hi all. Just wondering, new to the site. Hopefully, go to school in February for CDL's. I work in a factory now and make decent money working 6 days a week. One company offered 34 cents a mile starting out. On average what would a week of driving to make $700-800 per week.

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.
Christopher J.'s Comment
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Hi all. Just wondering, new to the site. Hopefully, go to school in February for CDL's. I work in a factory now and make decent money working 6 days a week. One company offered 34 cents a mile starting out. On average what would a week of driving to make $700-800 per week.

34 cents I would search around I think you can do better than that but you would have to drive about 2500 miles then take tax out should be around $750

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.
Hambug's Comment
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Welcome Allen,

From what I have read here, if you follow their recommendations as a driver, you should make about $30,000 - $35,000 your first year, and about $40,000 the second, fairly close to the numbers you are wanting. But you will need to be ready for some fluctuation week to week and month to month.

Paul

David's Comment
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Hi all. Just wondering, new to the site. Hopefully, go to school in February for CDL's. I work in a factory now and make decent money working 6 days a week. One company offered 34 cents a mile starting out. On average what would a week of driving to make $700-800 per week.

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34 cents I would search around I think you can do better than that but you would have to drive about 2500 miles then take tax out should be around $750

Actually, .34 as a rookie is a good starting point. Some companies are in the 20's still.

if your looking to bring 700+ home, you would need 2000 miles a week. Thats just gross, netting 700+ would be in the 2500 range. I avg 650-900 week at .35/mile. I do about 2300-2900mi. You won't always get 2500 miles. There are weeks you do super well and others you do really bad. I just did my worst week during xmass. did 1200mi which netted me 250$ in my bank. not a good week, but I made that up the next week by doing 3200mi. it works out most of the time.

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.
TopNotchTre's Comment
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Trucking is not a get rich quick scheme.... Or a get rich at all scheme. Its a working mans job for a working mans pay. Some day good, some days bad. 34 cents to start off is not bad at all though. I just got hired @ Schneider for: 32 for the first 2-3 months, 34 for 3-6 and 39c after that. I wish you the best of luck!!!

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