How much are u guys really make in?

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  1. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    $15042 gross YTD through 3/2. That's with only taking 2 days of sick time, and all the snow days/work called off unpaid (at my choosing).

    Got into trucking in March '18, started with this company in September '18.
     

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  3. Russian Rabbit

    Russian Rabbit Road Train Member

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    i will say this about food delivery (and there isn't much to say....) that when i was dispatcher at a food company (i drove too), and had to do payroll, there was a 21 year old kid who made a little over $50,000 his first year. And this was in 2001!

    So that's another good thing (and there isn't much) about food delivery.

    food 1.5 < LTL 20
     
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  4. Emanny22

    Emanny22 Bobtail Member

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    For what company?
     
  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Your first otr job, you can expect to hate life.

    After a year, it gets a lot better.
     
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  6. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Assuming you work 40 hours a week at an 18.50 per hour job, you should manage to match or better that pay as a OTR driver, as long as you keep your nose clean enough to work for a solid company that pays decently.

    40k in your first year as an OTR company driver is commonplace.

    If you apply yourself, learn the ins and outs of the trade, and hustle your butt when you are the one in charge of making things happen, 50k or even 60k per year is not hard after the first year.

    I made 66k in w-2 earnings in my third full year as a company driver.
     
  7. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    SHUSH.
     
  8. coueshunter

    coueshunter Heavy Load Member

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    You need to figure out how to do things better if that’s what you’d expect.

    I’ll guarantee a driver $60k their first year
     
  9. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    What I make in a month has nothing to do with what I'm making per year.


    (OK. Let's see who flames me first for my infraction.)
     
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  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Dont come to trucking to make money or you will end up broke and depressed
     
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  11. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    And yet, I am making more than I ever have.
    I am also quite happy in my job.
     
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