Do not do dollar general. Consider learning something else besides driving a box around as well.
I Made $18k My First Year
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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
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.
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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