Looking for a company to make more money

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by Gibby123, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Gibby123

    Gibby123 Bobtail Member

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    So I've been driving for prime a little over a yr. Was great at first but has declined considerably over the past 6 months. Lower paying loads and more down time than I am willing to accept. I'm asking for recommendations for a good company that I will make at least 75k a yr at. I dont take much home time and have had 0 tickets and no accidents.
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    What division do u drive? Which endorsements? Where is your location? 75k minimum is a bit of a stretch pulling general freight, u would need to specialize in something
     
  3. Gibby123

    Gibby123 Bobtail Member

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    I am driving refrigerated. Location is wherever I need to be to make that. I live in Pittsburgh but never go home anyway. Pa that is.
     
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  4. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Light Load Member

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    Have you thought about switching to tanker or flatbed, than move on?
    With two years experience and one in tanker you should have no problem making 75 .
     
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Leonard's Express hires out of PA. www.leonardsexpress.com
    I see their trucks running through Las Vegas often.
    I don't know how much you'll make there, but they do have long runs.
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    Research these two:
    MC VanKampen - 75 mph/no northeast. www.mcvankampen.com
    Frock Bros. Trucking -I think pays percentage. www.frockbros.com
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    MC VanKampen website has 24 mos. exp., but their drivers post they hire with 12 mos. exp.
     
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  6. Tina M

    Tina M Bobtail Member

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    I don't know if you have a McLane there but you will do some physical labor but their guys make 100k
     
  7. tolson

    tolson Light Load Member

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    Yeah, those are the local delivery guys, and that's fine a killer job on the body unloading your food down into basements of restaurants. Out of Pittsburgh I'd go tanker. Lots of Chemical freight there.
     
  8. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    Ever consider Smith Transport out Roaring Springs, PA? Don't know how much those guys make, but I their trucks and color scheme.
     
  9. Dsparil

    Dsparil Light Load Member

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    Stay away from food distribution unless you are Arnold Schwarzenegger
     
  10. chemster

    chemster Light Load Member

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    have you thought about hauling fuel? I drive at Marathon Petroleum. I’m a local driver and I’m paid hourly. You can easily start at $75k and go up to $100k with time.
     
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