How Many Miles Per Week???

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by gself, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. gself

    gself Bobtail Member

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    It seems the pay rate for many companies is usually in the .28/mile range for first year drivers. However, what I do not know is how many miles does a driver run in a year? 10,000? 50,000? 100,000? I also know there are other ways drivers earn money (loading and stuff), but the baseline figure is the number of miles driven and I don't have a clue on that.

    So, how many miles does a driver cover in a year?

    --George
     
  2. Truckin Juggalo

    Truckin Juggalo Medium Load Member

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    Well here is my Stats for the its a section of the Workbook i Created Using MS Excell.. This is about the Best Baseline Figure i can give you

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  3. Cynical Driver

    Cynical Driver <strong>"Eternal Cynic"</strong>

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    um.... WOW... can you e-mail me the base forms for that? I like it.
     
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    mike4104tx Light Load Member

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    Nice spreadsheet. If it is available... I would like a copy as well.
     
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    Aligator Light Load Member

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    I am a new driver and have just finished my first year of driving. I drive for a furniture manufacturer, NOT a freight company. I wouldn't want to drive for a freight company. Here's why:
    I drove 140,000 miles last year. I made $57,000. We get holiday pay, vacation pay, layover, unloading, loading, and wait time. Our company employs 4,000 people and only 130 are drivers, so we have lots of benefits. We have several sets of brothers, some cousins and a few H/W teams. Most of our drivers make more than I do because they have been there longer.
    BUT.....you have to live in NE Mississippi in order to work for our company because we bring the trucks home twice a week and every weekend.

    PS....Please, please, do not work for 28 CPM. Turn it down. YOu are worth far more than that and working for those rates is not good for the industry.
     
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    Can you PLEASE send me a copy of that spread sheet, or post it in here so I can download it, That is awsome!!! Thank you!
     
  7. Truckin Juggalo

    Truckin Juggalo Medium Load Member

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    sorry i've been offline for a while money was tight because of christmas couldnt afford wifi, I have converted that Spread Sheet over to MS Access, its simlar but more powerful, i am currently waiting on my copyright and soon as i get that i will start a Free Trial Period probably for a year get feedback and then market it in 2008 at least thats the plan... but soon as i get my copyright paperwork i will give out copyrighted copies... sorry for the wait but i just need to cover myself you never know..
     
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    MedicineMan Road Train Member

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    120k miles is usually the number most companies shoot for as a yearly min.
     
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    Rich_Trucking Light Load Member

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    I know this thread is old but can someone please send a copy

    Thanks
     
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    Pmracing Road Train Member

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    I average 200 a day, five days a week. But I am special... Hehehehee

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