Is 1500-1800 mi/wk acceptable?

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  1. greaterbaatezu

    greaterbaatezu Light Load Member

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    Do you guys think 1500-1800 miles a week avg is acceptable when you're expected to stay away from home for 21-28 days at a time? Marten Transport out of Mondovi thinks it is. And they'll FIRE you for complaining about it, right after they smudge your DAC report.
     
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  3. Peanut Butter

    Peanut Butter Road Train Member

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    Not acceptable in my book unless they pay you by the hour or pay you $1.00 per mile.
     
  4. greaterbaatezu

    greaterbaatezu Light Load Member

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    Nope, max 41 cpm. With 14 of it being per diem.
     
  5. biggare1980

    biggare1980 Medium Load Member

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    That is very unacceptable in my book, unless like peanut butter said, they are paying you a dollar a mile. Thats about all I can get in a week sometimes but I get paid pretty good so it all works out.
     
  6. FriedTater

    FriedTater Keeper of The Snakes

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    2,500 to 2,700 is "acceptable" for averages,you have to take the good with the bad.
    I always get acouple months like this a year :biggrin_25512:
     
  7. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    On occasion? Yup it happens.

    On a regular basis? Not a chance! Have some Marten drivers who came over during the worst of it last year... I see things haven't changed a lot.
     
  8. badsey

    badsey Medium Load Member

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    I depends - if they are stealing 14cpm per diem or they are paying you 14cpm per diem. =at 27cpm you are definately on the low end and with 1500-1800 miles a week 400-500$ a week before taxes + road expenses.

    At 55cpm I may take that -$750-900 a week.
     
  9. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    So Marten Transport is the only trucking company with so-so mileages. Everyone else is doing 2700-3000 consistently, right?
     
  10. Iceman87

    Iceman87 Light Load Member

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    I can't speak for the smaller, higher paying, companies. I work for Central which is another large company and right now is just the slow season for us. Hopefully, it'll pick back up when produce season starts. I'm averaging about the same.
     
  11. Bigray

    Bigray Road Train Member

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    last year i avg. 2260 miles per week dispatched /incl's hometime.
     
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