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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    Well, If you run 5000 miles per week then that is $9000 per week in revenue. $450,000 per year. It sounds like you guys need to know what your costs are before you can decide if something is right for you or not.

    Looks like your are running 5000 miles for $6500 or $325,000 per year right now.

    Percentage or per mile doesn’t matter, you have to look at the details. As a team I’d want to focus on rolling down the road and pumping out more miles.
     
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  3. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Light Load Member

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    No we are making 1.05 a mile plus fuel surcharge. So 5,000 xs 1.05 is 5,250 but most of the time we go min of 200 miles empty. The other day we went 750 miles empty so those miles were .90 no fuel surcharge
     
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  4. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Light Load Member

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    Just a bummer when you see companies out here paying much more. This will change June 1 st.
     
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  5. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Light Load Member

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    I just needed to see it typed out to see just how pathetic it is.
     
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  6. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Light Load Member

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    We are now in a position to make some great money and just ready to do so. Feels like this month in a half is dragging on. Lol
     
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  7. pumpkinishere

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    1.05 is too low when most people won’t even move their truck for less than 2.00 a mile.
     
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  8. Midwest Trucker

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    Oh wow. I missed that. FSC is around 25 cents per mile right now. So that should be 1.30/mi loaded and 90 cents empty. If 20% of your miles are empty that puts you around 1.20/mi per hub mile.

    What happens June 1st? lol I’m sorry but you need to think like an owner op and not a company driver.

    Compare apples and apples. $2.00 is generally talked about for someone who has their own authority. Also, teams tend to do more long haul which generally is less per mile. Good luck.
     
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  9. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Like Midwest said stop thinking like company drivers. Focus on revenue not how many miles you can crank out in a week. I don't get the 3 year thing. You own the truck as long as your mvr is clean you can pretty much go anywhere
     
  10. Old Man

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    So what kind of gun did they hold to your head to get you to sign on?
    Sounds like JCT.
    if you have a truck and produce those kind of miles you can wright your own ticket. You should be able to up your income by $1.00 a mile unless you have had some screwups along the way.
     
  11. VolvoTerry

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    Too many people focus on the percentage Landstar gets. Focus on what your potential earning is. My to the truck earnings after landstar are on par with most of my buddies with their own authority. The 28% Landstar gets is worth it for the freight and rate i am getting.
     
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