I'm sure this has been a question that has been asked a million times but here it is one more time. I'm looking to get into the industry. Something I've wanted to do for years and with my recent layoff I'm not held down by a job. Though my situation like plenty of others is getting through the first year. I'm not so worried about abusive companies or dispatchers or anything like that. From what I've read its something that just will need to deal with. My concern is income. I know I'm not going to make a killing or even a reasonable income but I need to know the realistic expectation. I need to take home at least $500 a week(note i get some weeks will be worse and others hopefully better). I've been looking at the normal companies like PAM, CRST, and CR England. PAM seems to have the highest pay per mile. I'm looking at these companies because I can't afford to put myself through the schooling. If anyone knows of any other companies that are better please let me know and any insight you might have would be great.