20c/mile new driver. Worth it?

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  1. Noobtr

    Noobtr Bobtail Member

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    Any suggestions if i should be an employee or start a company? Not sure what starting company means but i was told it ll save me some taxes at the end of year as i can reduce the ammount for my bills and stuff while driving.
     
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  3. BigHossVolvo

    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    K, not trying to be an #######, but you're falling for some bad #### man; for real. I'm pretty sure I know who you're talking about, and its gonna end VERY badly.
     
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  4. Jazz1

    Jazz1 Road Train Member

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    Definitely be a employee first. Any company offering you a “business” is going to run you like a raped ape until you are so far in the red you have to walk away from your failed business venture
     
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  5. tommymonza

    tommymonza Road Train Member

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    Move to Michigan. Become a Milkman
     
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  6. bigmotor1212

    bigmotor1212 Light Load Member

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    20000 miles per week, is not possible.
     
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  7. Sal Ceccia

    Sal Ceccia Bobtail Member

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    Noobtr

    I thank you for this post , Im in Alberta as well and looking to train to get a Class 1 . Gentlemen thank you so much for the replies . Jazz1 , .. well if i take off my shirt , the zoo automatically has to do an inventory of the gorillas . If it was not for you and BigHoss , I can foresee me being part of the remake of " Treachery and Greed on The Planet of The Apes " . They would have to edit scenes so they can get an " R " rating rather then an "x"

    Noobtr may I ask which school you went? , Ive seen Gennaro on my FB feeds .
     
  8. Noobtr

    Noobtr Bobtail Member

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    Hi

    I won't recommend that school to anyone. My instructor mainly concentrate on whats in the test rather than teching everything a driver should know.

    I went to CCA for air brake course and I would have taken class 1 training there too if I knew how good they are at teaching before that.

    I am currently talking to couple of companies about job and will post here after I start the job.
     
  9. Antinomian

    Antinomian Road Train Member

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    OK one thing you're going to need as a truck driver is a basic understanding of arithmetic.
    24 hrs/day times 7 days/week = 168 hours / week
    20,000 miles/week divided by 168 hours/week = 119 miles per hour.
    Maybe you misunderstood?

    As a reference for comparison, most rookie drivers at big carriers doing solo OTR average between 2,000 and 2,500 miles per week. Nobody does 20K miles per week.

    And I wouldn't roll over and fart for twenty cents a mile.
     
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  10. Noobtr

    Noobtr Bobtail Member

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    Yes I did. He said 20k miles per month per driver
     
  11. Poonok

    Poonok Light Load Member

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    Im in bizarro world and unless that things got wings and flys at 500mph u aint getting 20k miles. You probably wouldnt pass a drug test if you think thats worth considering at 20cpm. Probably couldnt pass a blood test neither.
     
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