Company Driver to IC

Discussion in 'Superior Carriers' started by ncdriver1, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. lagging

    lagging Medium Load Member

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    So basically at 70-80k it’s better to keep the company truck
     
  2. 59EX

    59EX Light Load Member

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    I think it's kinda what works for you. Keep in mind he's buying a truck at the same time and I don't believe you're gonna make 80K as company driver running the schedule he was running.
     
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  3. Thermos Bottle

    Thermos Bottle Light Load Member

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    From my understanding, he's netting a bit more than we're grossing. And I don't think he runs too hard. The problem is the huge cost of purchasing the truck.
     
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  4. ncdriver1

    ncdriver1 Heavy Load Member

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    There are definitely days I wished I stayed company just so someone else would have to deal with the headache of truck ownership. I miss writing up a problem and someone else taking care of it while I go home and relax.

    I haven't run hard at all this year. I did one month on the road in a single stretch over the summer but that was an easy dedicated run that paid $$$. If I had run hard I'd be over 100k miles and have grossed 30-40k more. But I really wasn't interested in being away from home 250+ days....lifes too short to waste it driving a #### truck all the time.
     
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  5. Thermos Bottle

    Thermos Bottle Light Load Member

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    Yeah, I was just noting you can make a lot more money than a company driver while working less days. Just the cost of a truck is so high.
     
  6. TBDHUE

    TBDHUE Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for thread, this answers a lot of questions for me as I prepare to retire from the Army and choose a second career. Can you invest in 401k through Superior? I doubt they'd match anything, but it could cut down on tax burden.
     
  7. oldtrucker66

    oldtrucker66 Light Load Member

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    Sunday pay?
    Are company drivers paid extra for driving on Sunday? If so, is that unique to Superior?
     
  8. Lilj

    Lilj Bobtail Member

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    No,you do not get extra pay 4 driving on sunday!!!
     
  9. ncdriver1

    ncdriver1 Heavy Load Member

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    Some shippers are charged extra for weekend/holiday delivery, company drivers wont see that but IC's will.

    100.00% OF FUEL SURCHARGE - C 360.91
    100.00% OF STANDARD PUMP 35.00
    100.00% OF SUNDAY-HOLIDAY WORK 225.00
    62.00% OF LINEHAUL 467 505 1278.64
    38.00% OF TOLLS 76.68
     
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  10. AlaskanDad

    AlaskanDad Bobtail Member

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    Looking back to the beginning of this adventure and you had to do it all over again knowing the potential headache of a used truck with lots of shop time and costs . Would you do it the same way again? Or would you find a way to purchase a new truck by maybe hauling as company driver for another year or two before starting as an IC?

    Just curious :)
     
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