At one cent per mile, 3000 miles per week, 52 weeks a year, total of 10,000 drivers. That totals $15,600,600.
Now your mileage, of course will vary. As will how many days a year you are driving.
Here are some financial numbers for you. All numbers are net income (not revenue) after taxes, and for year ending 2006.
JB Hunt: $220,000,000
USA Truck: $12,441 (yep, twelve thousand)
US Xpress: $20,000,000
These are all publicly traded cos. I would like to get info for Schneider, but being private it isn't easy to get financial info for them. I have heard, through hearsay of course, that Schneider has over $3B in revenue yearly.
So, put these numbers in prospecitve for yourself and the company you work for. Could your co. afford to pay you 1 or 2 cpm extra? A 2 cpm raise is about $3000 yearly with 3000 miles per week.