CPM + MPH = $

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  1. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Theres your problem, double your income with this one simple trick, brokers hate it...
    <click> for the low low price of 13000, we will install a 13 speed for you, 13 low weekly payments of 1000 dollars...
     
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  3. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    I make a lot of money in a 65 mph truck and a base rate of 60 cpm. I’ll keep doing what I’m doing.
     
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  4. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    I have never, nor will I ever, fall for the mileage pay scam,

    It would take me 3 weeks to run 3200 miles
     
  5. mud23609

    mud23609 Medium Load Member

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    I made over 1700 last week in a 64 mph auto with .48 cpm base pay, drove 2420 miles, worked less than 50 hours and slept in my own bed every day.

    Accessory pay should not be overlooked. You need to look at the total picture.
     
  6. Lucky12

    Lucky12 Medium Load Member

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    I think OP is basically saying the higher the CPM, the higher potential earnings might be. I think he is also alluding to the fact that the more miles per hour one can run, the higher the potential earnings.

    The suggestion of a 13 speed for exercise, this is just a bonus, OP is basically throwing us a bone on this one.

    Over a long career however, guys with manual tranny sometimrs wind up with the appearance of one leg longer than the other from double clutching for years on end, so perhaps this ought to factor into the equation as well.

    Perhaps the equation could be re-written as follows:

    Higher CPM + Higher MPH = Higher $$

    This is just a hypothesis at this point, maybe others could chime in. I think we are definitely on the right track.
     
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  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    The excersize you get with a 13 speed is just not something a guy with a 10 speed can understand ! We are in 2 different leauges my friend :biggrin_25523:
     
  8. LoboSolo

    LoboSolo Medium Load Member

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    What is this "double clutching" thing that you speak of? What is that? Maybe you're trying to pull my (left) leg, huh?
     
  9. Last Time Around

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    I look for a day rate over 350$. And extra 50 for weekend days. Paid if broken down, paid if no freight, paid extra if available from home, approximately 1800 or less miles a week, double pay for holidays, etc... on time bonus is nice too... dispatch at 45mph...relaxing.
     
  10. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    I was wondering whose alt OP was. :p
     
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  11. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Everything you just typed is total hogwash. First off, most companies aren't laying 60 cpm. It don't make a difference how fast your truck goes, or what transmission you have. The only thing that matters is the company's ability to keep a driver busy, their ability to load plan, reliable equipment, and the driver him/herself. The reason for driving a 13 speed is exercise? That's laughable.....
     
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