Truth In Advertising (pay)

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Kevin S.'s Comment
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My friend and i want to team drive and we have seen companies advertise 55k first year and up. Ive also seen blogs where truckers say that the pay is less. Can these claims be correct

Snappy's Comment
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I would say those numbers are usually padded a bit. How I think of it, just for comparing pay, is add three zeros to the base cpm pay and slide the decimal all the way to the right. So I would assume, say, .35cpm equals $35k a year gross minimum as a realistic expectation.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Trucktographer's Comment
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My dad and I are teaming and I should probably see just over 50k (gross) for this first full year. We are with Swift.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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My friend and i want to team drive and we have seen companies advertise 55k first year and up. Ive also seen blogs where truckers say that the pay is less. Can these claims be correct

Now that $55K, is that for the team or individual? That would make a big difference. Would not be a good thing to "ASSUME", always get the facts.

Would like to think that is individual, but that again is assuming, not based on fact.

Being new to trucking, the average individual pay for the first year is between $32K - $40K. So just keep that in mind. Sometimes you can get lucky and do better, but that is not the norm.

Please keep us updated so we can help others with the same type of questions.

Ernie

Shirley B.'s Comment
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Look at it after expenses are paid. Although I was a lease operator made $65k in 6 months actual take home was approx. $27k for the year. DM maxed me as solo @ 2800 miles per week.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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