Does Anyone Know How Long It Wold Take A Team To Get 140000 Miles(estimate Conservatively Please Or Best Guess Or Worse Scenario ????????????

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AntoineF's Comment
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Celadon requires student to drive 140000 miles at .15 cents a mile to meet contract requirements, driving as a team how long can that takeembarrassed.gif Does anyone know how long it wold take a team to get 140000 miles(estimate conservatively Please or best guess or worse scenario ????????????

The way I see it if I'm not wrong (even thou they say you get paid team miles its still .15 cents a mile until you drive the 140000 miles) more miles one week or not for 140000 miles @.15 = $21,000.

$21,000 / 12 months = $1750.00 $1750.00 / 4 weeks = $437.50 a week before taxes After My deductions= $404.03 a week

So that's like I will be making $10.50 a hour for driving over the road wtf.gif

Sleep in moving truck, putting up with another person, no life, hard to get home time, low cpm since divided by two, Who takes truck home, who sleeps in top bunk when truck is stopped, sometime one person works harder and drives more than the other, arguments over making trip plans, lack of space for your stuff..... Oh and did I mention, putting up with someone else 24/7, sounds like being in prison wages includedrofl-2.gif

I make $23,700 a year now is this a pay cut? Net take home now $441.84 a week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wanted to make more money to take care of my family better not worse? Is this why forums say they can't keep drivers? and you only get .33 cents a mile after contract solo, don't know what the team pays after contract? I think it is .48 cents a mile split plus some few pennies for extras, .24 cents a driver is that the standard for teams in the industry? 140000 miles @ .24 cents get you after deductions $599.32 a week for teams is that good?(insurance,401-k not included)

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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My truck runs right at 24k to 26k a month. But remember we are a experienced team also. As a new driver I would say conservatively 18 to 20k a month easily for a non experienced team and that is IF you are not sitting at all.

Mr. Smith's Comment
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Daily

@50 miles an hour @9 hours a day each

50x18=900 miles per day

140000/900 roughly 150 days little less than 5 months

Mr. Smith's Comment
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Not including resets home time downtime goofing off

9 hours of driving will force a reset on you.

Mr. Smith's Comment
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So if you did your math for wages at12 months... multiply your weekly earnings by 2 and that will be more realistic. maybe 1.5 and call it 9 months

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Is Celadon your only option?

AntoineF's Comment
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Is Celadon your only option?

It looks like not even they are an option? I have my Alabama cdl-a permit with hazmat ,tanker and doubles/triples, no felonies clean dmv driving record? Can't pay for it on my own? I drove from 1982-1995 cdl-a NC. DOWNGRADED BIG MISTAKE Tell everyone keep your cdl don't downgrade even if you know you will never drive again big mistake!!!!!!!!!!!!! Never say Never!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!sorry.gif

Only chose them because they have a school in Alabama and provide food and lodging!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tried Swift big mistake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got My Permit on my own no school even endorsements too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Having a school in Alabama shouldn't matter. Also, many other companies provide free food and free lodging.

You're choosing a company based on the least important things you should be considering. It doesn't sound like you're too enthusiastic about team driving.

Listen, you need to pick a company for the right reasons. The average driver pay for a new driver is in the low 30's, so based on our math you're willing to sacrifice 10,000$ yearly salary just for free food and lodging (which pretty much every company provides for free).

You see where I'm going with this?

I think you need to go back to the drawing board and decide a company that fits you for the right reasons - and providing a free 3$ meal shouldn't be the deciding factor.

I know you're probably tight on money (I was too) but there's always something you can do to give you some breathing room.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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Unless they changed since February it's only 120,000 miles. I'm doing 120,000 miles solo option. Best week I had 2,700 been averaging 1700-2000 but I've had to stop my the house more often then they'd like. They don't really talk about solo option (in Indy anyway) but you can go solo in their reefer division. I assume that's an option in Alabama and not just Indy.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Jay R. R2-Detour 's Comment
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Unless they changed since February it's only 120,000 miles. I'm doing 120,000 miles solo option. Best week I had 2,700 been averaging 1700-2000 but I've had to stop my the house more often then they'd like. They don't really talk about solo option (in Indy anyway) but you can go solo in their reefer division. I assume that's an option in Alabama and not just Indy.

The pay is 27 cpm on the reefer one.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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