advice for May newbie

Discussion in 'May Trucking' started by Mac2012, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Mac2012

    Mac2012 Bobtail Member

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    Hey guys...threw this one out there last week but was on another thread, responce was helpful but limited, would love to hear from more drivers...
    when starting solo with May to choose between the standard 30cpm or $620 per week, now if you take the $620 are you cutting youself short or playing it safe ?
    what did YOU do ?

    also...i just want to give many thumbs up to all the drivers who regurly post on this site, great reading for us folks just getting started
     
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  3. Joker85

    Joker85 Road Train Member

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    Take the guarantee
     
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  4. jbatmick

    jbatmick Road Train Member

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    At this point, your best bet is the 620,especially this time of year.
     
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  5. PaydayThurs

    PaydayThurs Bobtail Member

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    What will it take to change your mind in the future? Will they make you quit and reapply?
     
  6. Joker85

    Joker85 Road Train Member

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    The guarantee is for 90 days for noobs so they aren't discouraged and know they re making s least that. Then its mileage pay.
     
  7. PaydayThurs

    PaydayThurs Bobtail Member

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    Nice. I think I made around $500/wk my first few months with May. Lots of sitting.
     
  8. Russjac

    Russjac Light Load Member

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    Take the $90 a day, you get any overages back in a bonus. Mine was $1200 ($900 after taxes) then got another fat check the next week because they
    held all my loads that week so my tax rate wouldn't go up. At the worst, you cannot lose money, at the best you will make more if you have bad luck starting out.
     
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  9. Mac2012

    Mac2012 Bobtail Member

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    well....i guess thats one less thing to think about.....thx for all the info....
     
  10. Books

    Books Bobtail Member

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    Not to beat a dead horse, but does May still do this sort of thing, this rookie guarantee or whatever you want to call it?
     
  11. Dirts_oldlady88

    Dirts_oldlady88 Bobtail Member

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    Yes they still offer it.
     
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