New owner operators getting paid 1.05 loaded miles plus fuel surcharge and .90 empty miles.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by pumpkinishere, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    I know of a company paying 1.80 per hub. Not gonna lie that 1.05 plus fuel is horrible. Especially for the Midwest!
     
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  3. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    With the market as hot as it is, some companies may be willing to let you slide on thru a few months early.
     
  4. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Light Load Member

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    Is 1.80 per hub good? I know it’s better than what we are doing. But is that good. Someone said stay away from money per mile.
     
  5. Doealex

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    In order to estimate your cost you have to set your $ amount per mile + drivers’ hourly rate multiplied by the amount of hours necessary to complete the service whether truck is moving or not. If dispatcher’s rate is lower than that amount you have to find a new route or a new company. Don’t worry about surcharges company offering because it’s distracting you from the bigger picture. Ask the dispatcher for the final rate for the load and stay firm and steady on your formula. Everything else is a formula for bankruptcy.
     
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  6. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    How much is a fuel surcharge by the way? That $0.45 difference in the rate between owner-operator and company driver pay seems too low to me if you ask me, considering recent truck prices and insurance rate increases.
     
  7. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Light Load Member

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    200 not more than 300. It’s really pathetic the more I’m reviewing these forums.
     
  8. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Light Load Member

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    Makes me think we should sit at home this next month verses putting 5000 plus miles a week on our truck for the next month.
     
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  9. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    In my opinion, bobtail truck shouldn’t make less than $1500 a day (24 hours) plus fuel and tolls in team operation. This way you will be able pay yourselves, afford maintenance and truck renewal after your warranty expires. Anything after warranty expires is hard to calculate, so I would avoid that.
     
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  10. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    You can sit home and look for a new company or apply for your own authority. Then you look for a dispatchers service or you can dispatch yourselves after you get your own numbers.
     
  11. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    Geeze
    I was getting $1.25 a mile in 1995

    and I know a guy one year out of CDL class at the local community college that’s averaging .88 per mile driving a company truck.
     
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