How to make money in trucking....????

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  1. Just.Bee

    Just.Bee Bobtail Member

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    Look into local/LTL positions
     
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  3. scifi3dzoo

    scifi3dzoo Bobtail Member

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    What company you work for? I'm in central FL here and looking at this as a career. Is going 1099 worth it you think still?


     
  4. _Bee

    _Bee Bobtail Member

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    depending on where you live and how much experience you have get a local position paying $18-19 a hour starting and does 50-60 hours a week) which averages 1000-1300 a week...maybe more because of OT

    because as for me OTR is not where its at
     
  5. truckinbears

    truckinbears Bobtail Member

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    I've been trucking for almost 30 year's and I'm still not making it like I should I'm only home 3 days a month and I got to fight for that and I have to fight for miles so don't feel bad there's a lot of us out here in the same boat I've been married 3 times second one past a way and I'm waiting for my third one to call it quits good luck
     
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  6. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

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    As a courtesy you could flash your high beams and invite her to change lanes.;)
     
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  7. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    I live in Florida and do fine. You're not going to be purchasing a yacht anytime soon, but you should have no trouble making a good pay check.

    The magic number for opportunity is about 2 years. Get 2 years under your belt without tearing up equipment or getting tickets and you can land some good gigs.
     
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  8. Lone Ranger 13

    Lone Ranger 13 Road Train Member

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    And then buy the yacht.
     
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  9. bigessfour

    bigessfour Bobtail Member

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    yes, I have every single endorsement you can get, including school bus. Hazmat, Doubles/Triples, etc
     
  10. TruckinLady88

    TruckinLady88 Bobtail Member

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    LTL is where the money is at. You also get better benefits, and you're home every day. I was OTR for 5 years making crap money, and never getting home before I figured this out.
     
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