May Trucking. Is it worth the pay?

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  1. Kryste

    Kryste Bobtail Member

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    Can someone explain what this means? is this pay ok?
     

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  3. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    If i read that right for solo you make 120 for being availible to work and 41cents a mile on top of that. So a 300 mile day would 243. My guess is there are plenty of short mile runs. I would not consider that bad
     
  4. Kryste

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    Oh that’s good then. Cuz I’m going to be doing regional west 11. This is my first time driving and I’m nervous. Do u think one week on the yard one week with a mentor is enough training? My fear are right turns. Do trucking companies send you trucker friendly routes?
     
  5. TexasRiverRat

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    The way I read that means $120 a day plus mileage after you go solo, but your mileage will be put on the next month's pay.

    I was turned loose on my own after getting my license without any additional training. I've been driving for a year and a half or so now and made it through without any incidents, but it was definitely not the best scenario for a new driver..."here's the keys, go to Navasota and pick up a boom lift" (300 mile turn loading an 18,000 pound machine with a new CDL and zero miles beyond what I drove in school) Looking back on it I should've refused. I made it back to the yard though.

    I don't think one week is enough training, but do your best, trip plan, and watch your mirrors... Especially while turning.
     
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  6. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

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    Don't they have slow trucks?
     
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  7. Kryste

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    Idk. It’s the right turns I’m scared of
     
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  8. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

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    Don't worry, all that will come with time and practice.

    Learning to deal with winter I think is biggest challenge out here.
     
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  10. Kryste

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  11. Kryste

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    Good thing it’s almost summer on my 11 west
     
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