miles for the week

Discussion in 'Millis' started by shane13080, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Boomer 1

    Boomer 1 Medium Load Member

    421
    137
    Oct 26, 2011
    Central, NC
    0
    P.S. Please don't get me wrong I LOVE regional.
     
    L.B. Thanks this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. samurai

    samurai Heavy Load Member

    969
    212
    Feb 25, 2012
    Fairborn, OH
    0
    okay while i was otr i was making after taxes about 800-1000 bucks take home. now i make 400-500 and the occasional 700 when i run a saturday or sunday. so i would say that is almost exactly half. Unlike LB i work in the black hole of trenton. Its hard to get a load out of there. We dont get loads to take home and deliver on monday. I call monday to see if there is anything to do. i would say its 50/50 on getting a load out on monday morning. sometimes i dont get a load until after noon. sometimes i get something tuesday instead. I am lucky if i get 1700 to 1900 miles per week. and i run anything using all of my time unless some weird circumstances arise. I dont complain and i dont stop for anything unless it is fuel. i go to the bathroom when i get to my destination. so yes regions matter. from what i hear the south is where its at. i mean you should have seen us wednesday and thursday sitting around trenton. didnt leave trenton until after noon yesterday.
     
    Boomer 1 and PowderBlue Thank this.
  4. MTownZ

    MTownZ Medium Load Member

    383
    86
    Jun 2, 2012
    Myerstown, PA
    0
    I heard that there were over 60 trucks in Eden over New Years. Some guys were waiting over three days for a load. One of my friends told me he got there Monday and they said he was #62 on the list.
     
  5. L.B.

    L.B. Third Generation Truck Driver

    2,654
    1,055
    Jul 23, 2007
    Middle GA
    0
    Wow man! I didn't know miles were that bad in Trenton. In that case I guess half makes more sense.
     
  6. samurai

    samurai Heavy Load Member

    969
    212
    Feb 25, 2012
    Fairborn, OH
    0
    wow i didnt even know you could fit 60 in eden lol.
     
  7. samurai

    samurai Heavy Load Member

    969
    212
    Feb 25, 2012
    Fairborn, OH
    0
    LB you also have to take into account that i am low man on the totem pole right now. most of the guys said it will be slow till after february then it picks up again.
     
  8. L.B.

    L.B. Third Generation Truck Driver

    2,654
    1,055
    Jul 23, 2007
    Middle GA
    0
    In GA we should start picking up in a week or two. I had a slow week but mostly because it was only a three day week. Drove 1300 miles but only about 1000 of that will go on this weeks pay. The other 300 is for Monday load and getting me home so it will count for next week. That's about normal over the holidays for me. Last week was a 1200 mile week (3 days). My goal every week is to hit that 2000 mark for the mileage bonus. Other than the holidays, I have to have a break down not to hit it on a normal week, even in the slow times. What surprised me was a slow down this past July. Wasn't expecting that.
     
  9. samurai

    samurai Heavy Load Member

    969
    212
    Feb 25, 2012
    Fairborn, OH
    0
    yeah i had 2509 the week before christmas cause i stayed out on saturday too. then it was 1400 the 3 days i worked on christmas week. then this week i only had about 850 because of my sitting all day with a tire blowout.
     
  10. playamwj12

    playamwj12 Heavy Load Member

    810
    930
    Aug 22, 2012
    0
    Gonna finish this week with 2449 alot of guys are sitting so im thankful.
     
    Skydivedavec and MTownZ Thank this.
  11. MTownZ

    MTownZ Medium Load Member

    383
    86
    Jun 2, 2012
    Myerstown, PA
    0
    That's the right attitude. It can always be worse.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted