Is my pay good for otr?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by fastone2368, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. fastone2368

    fastone2368 Bobtail Member

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    I get paid 50 cents a mile and for over 2000 miles I get paid an extra 35 cents a mile. $25 for each stop and $25 detention after 2 hours. Is this a good pay or should I look for something else? I drive an average of 2600 miles a week. Home weekly. Thank
     
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  3. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    So your grossing say roughly $1400 per week with the additions of the stop pay and detentions? I mean thats a lot better than I made first starting out. When I was 21 I made .21 Cents per Mile so making .50 cents your blessed.
     
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  4. sirhwy

    sirhwy Light Load Member

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    Sounds right on to me. They good folks to work with/for?
     
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  5. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    1) .50 a mile X 2600 miles = $1,300
    2) .35 a mile X 100 miles = $35
    3) Total ******************** $1,335 (excluding money for stops & detention)

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    You seem to be doing quite well.
    2) Many truck drivers are not earning the amount of money that you are earning, along with not getting the miles and detention pay that you are getting.
    3) What company are you driving for?

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
     
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  6. DavidT126

    DavidT126 Bobtail Member

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    Home weekly with $1400 gross, I would say is a pretty solid deal.
     
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  7. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Do you have good benefits?
     
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  8. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    That is a good question. Benefits can be priceless when needed.

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
     
  9. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    I think you need a little help with your math.
    2000 @ .50 cpm is $1000
    600 more at .85 cpm is another $510

    $1510 gross not 1335.

    With the extras and home every weekend you're certainly doing better than I was as a company guy.
     
  10. inandoutoftrouble

    inandoutoftrouble Road Train Member

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    Thank you for correcting me.
    TRUTHFULLY speaking, I wasn't sure if I calculated his mileage correctly. Therefore, I put it out the way I did, HOPING that I did it correctly. Again, thank you for correcting me.

    God bless every American and their families! God bless the U.S.A.!
     
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  11. Aamcotrans

    Aamcotrans Heavy Load Member

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    If there isn’t a detailed paystub then it didn’t happen
     
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