I Made $18k My First Year

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by LetUsKing, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. QuietStorm

    QuietStorm Heavy Load Member

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    Do not do dollar general. Consider learning something else besides driving a box around as well.
     
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  3. BeHereNow97

    BeHereNow97 Medium Load Member

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    He is doing great on $235 per day! If he's running on recaps and doing 7 day work weeks, that's $1,645 per week. If he's doing 6 day work weeks and taking a 34 it's $1,410. Good money either way! Although maybe freight is just booming now I don't know (been out of work for a bit).

    I went to the Marten website. It looks pretty good. They have a guaranteed minimum of $1,250 per week. Which comes out to 65k per year but then you're not getting paid on hometime (I'm assuming). I'm wondering how many miles are needed per week to get that $1,250 per week minimum (I know Shipex and Great Plains out of ND and a few other companies have guaranteed minimums too).

    I'de be worried about forced chaining or forced to drive during the winter time to get that guaranteed minimum. Or if they have to start the work day exactly once their 10 hour break is up each and every day. Normally I think those guaranteed minimums have stipulations like that (could be wrong though I don't know).

    This is what it said on Marten's website it looks like a good company.

    OTR TRUCK DRIVERS AT MARTEN GET
    TOP PAY - AVERAGE 68 CPM WITH OUR EXCLUSIVE PAY BOOSTERS
    GET THE SECURITY OF A $1,250 WEEK MINIMUM PAY GUARANTEE
    PREMIUM PAY - EXTRA 6 CPM FOR STAYING OUT A FULL WEEK
    RECEIVE IMMEDIATE DETENTION PAY STARTS THE SECOND YOU STOP – ADDS UP TO AN EXTRA $6,000 A YEAR
    INCLEMENT WEATHER PAY
    99% NO TOUCH FREIGHT
    GREAT HOME TIME OPTIONS
    $2,500 PER REFERRAL BONUS - UNLIMITED EARNING POTENTIAL
    DRIVE LATE-MODEL EQUIPMENT WITH APUS AVG 2 YEARS OR LESS
     
  4. Lostmykey

    Lostmykey Light Load Member

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    What’s marten hometime like?
     
  5. LetUsKing

    LetUsKing Bobtail Member

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    If I'm driving I can make like $250+ in a day. But when I calculate probably about 1-3 hours in a dock per day where they pay $20 per hour it comes out to something like $235 realistically. As far as hometime is concerned on a dedicated they plan around giving you 48hours off on the weekend. And I believe they allow you to save up a certain amount of days per year that you get off PAID. I think it's 2 weeks per year or something if you satisfy a certain criteria. But you can't roll that time over into the next year. Either you take the paid leave or they just give you the paid time off as a bonus check.

    as far as weather - their policy says if the roads call for chains then they don't want you to drive. And while you are not driving I believe they pay you $20 an hour.
     
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  6. Don379

    Don379 Medium Load Member

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    18k in first year?!!!! i make 5k a week 8 hours a day 6 days a week local. leave home at 630 and back home by 3:30. Onwer operator though. Your doing it wrong son! I make so much money i take off and hibernate al winter and catch up on rest and relaxation
     
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