Raise your hand if you make $73k

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by bobtailer, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. PayCheck

    PayCheck Medium Load Member

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    Not bragging but I am looking at 84k this year and I know guys makeing better then 90k, and we are home every day night. Ltl trucking, it's not otr but I don't have to stand in a shower someone else just jerked of in either.
     
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  3. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

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    Wasn't me, I do it in my truck where it's more comfortable.
     
  4. lonelyguy

    lonelyguy Light Load Member

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    well there goes THAT idea for me! lol I live in NC.....line haul is looking more and more my thing. Thank you.
     
  5. lonelyguy

    lonelyguy Light Load Member

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    you proved a VERY VALID point here.....sometimes, it's not how much you make, but wheater you enjoy your job or not. Some people make 90K a year and absolutely HATE their job.
     
  6. fastlanedanny

    fastlanedanny Light Load Member

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    That's pretty good. Although your net pay is not that impressive, if you really look into the numbers, you are contributing a substantial amount to your 401k so I'd say that's not a bad deal. Insurance rate seems to be standard for a single person,but you could still bring home $800 with family insurance, so it seems. Good job, driver!
     
  7. Cranky Yankee

    Cranky Yankee Cranky old ######

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    i will only make 68 this year but the company pays health benefits
    and i get 48 off every week
     
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  8. NewbiusErectus

    NewbiusErectus Medium Load Member

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    by the time you drive 300-500 miles, work the dock a few hours, drive home, eat and sleep you don't have time to take a shower anyway:cool:
     
  9. loose_leafs

    loose_leafs Road Train Member

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    I would be close, but I take a unpaid week off every month. I will be closer to $55,000

    Work for a mom and pop, so I pay health insurance out of pocket...they offer it but i can get it cheaper on my own and better coverage...and still losing $3000 there is better, for now, than the mind games and dog and pony show politics of dealing with a mega or bottom feeder outfit.

    But, I ain't getting younger, and Insurance ain't getting cheaper...

    I may be making a switch this next summer, Have a couple local things in mind, if that doesn't pan out I may shoot for Ashley Furniture or Wal-Mart.
     
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  10. mgt1085

    mgt1085 Medium Load Member

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    *hand up* I drive for serta.seems the money is in private fleets
     
  11. Weeble Kneeble

    Weeble Kneeble Heavy Load Member

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    I guess I'll throw my hand up, too.

    Going into my second year hauling fuel. Haven't hit the top of the pay scale yet, either. Roughly 55 hours a week, more in the summer. Home every night unless they ask if I want an overnight run. I live 7 miles from the office so commute isn't an issue. Bust my you know what in the summer, 4 day work weeks every other week in the winter. Paid Bennie's for driver, and 4.6 hours of PTO every paycheck.

    I'm content for the moment.
     
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