Why Does Crude Hauling Seem To Bring In More Money?

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Bj H.'s Comment
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Why does Crude hauling seem to bring in more money? Or does it?

Greg Phillips's Comment
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I think a lot of it has to do with what you are hauling. It's a hazardous material in a tanker. Takes more skill to drive a tanker especially with a hazardous chemical in the tank. The guys near me in West Texas seem to do ok. Had one tell my dad that it was not uncommon to take home $6K per month. It can be subject to the boom/bust cycle of the oil fields though.

Chris's Comment
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Why does Crude hauling seem to bring in more money? Or does it?

I guess that depends on how you look at it. Look at Prime if you haul lightweight you run .43 cpm if you haul with a regular truck and box .38cpm. A flat bed runs .40cpm and a tanker runs .45cpm i believe it is. Now this .45cpm appears to be more on the surface right? WELL OF COURSE, BUT what if a tanker only hauls 2200 miles in a week and i flat bed happens to run 2700 miles in a week the flatbed just made $1,080 gross and the tanker just made $990 gross that week. Lets compare a lightweight say these two both run 2500 miles the lightweight would run $1075 while the tanker would run $1125. You ask yourself, is $50 more in """GROSS""" worth the risk that week? To each it their own. I am not a driver yet, but to be those numbers don't stack in my favor.


Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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