Abilene Motor Express....A New Place To Call Home

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  1. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    Alright, I thought I’d do something a little different this year instead of a company review. In a nutshell, Abilene is very good for me and what I want. After 7 years here, I’m not going anywhere, especially this close to retirement. So, here are my numbers for 2019.

    179,575 miles run........................$79,013
    11 months of bonus.........................2915
    Yearly mileage bonus.......................1795
    3 weeks pd vacation @1582 each....4746
    Company contribution to my 401K...4100

    The reason for 11 months of bonus was because I took off 3 weeks in April and took my wife to Italy. I only am entitled to 2 weeks vacation, but I carried one over and used it in conjunction with the 2 I had. The total miles run includes 31K of training miles. I only had 2 trainees all of last year. So, my total earnings for 2019 was $92,569.

    My point for sharing this? To let folks know that I’m happy with Abilene, I run where I like too, I take plenty of time off, and I’m left alone. It’s not just about CPM, as you can see by my numbers, there’s a lot of other tangibles that are factored in.
     
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  3. MACK E-6

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    Not bad. You came close to what I did.
     
  4. JohnBoy

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    Thanks, but you’re home every night. That right there is priceless.
     
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  5. keen98

    keen98 Road Train Member

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    How long do you normally stay out? Basically how much hometime did you get outside of your 3wks vaca?
     
  6. JohnBoy

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    I’m out on average 2.5-3 weeks. Home for 5 days. I’m getting lazy in my old age. I know for a fact that this year will be less with miles. I get my longevity raise every April which allows me to slow down a little.

    ***update***
    I found my time off notes. I worked a total of 9.5 months and was off 2.5 months, which included 3 weeks in Italy in April and a week in Cancun in July. I guess if I worked more I’d make more, but I’m not willing to stay out anymore than I do.
     
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  7. buckmanmike

    buckmanmike Light Load Member

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    How could you drive over 18k miles a month? Thats over 4k miles a week. Which yes can be done, but not week after week because of resets.
     
  8. buckmanmike

    buckmanmike Light Load Member

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    Never mind, I see that you trained.
     
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  9. JohnBoy

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    Training a little would allow that. If you take the 31K of mikes out of the total, then yes, it is doable.
     
  10. JohnBoy

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    Just heard from my DM that one of his drivers turned down a 5 drop 3300 mile trip because he didn’t want to drive in snow. I’ll just leave this here.
     
  11. jarhead0311

    jarhead0311 Heavy Load Member

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    Amazing how some will complain about miles and wanting to go west but only when the weather is nice....
     
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