States...???

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by acw, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. acw

    acw Bobtail Member

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    Do Drivers make more money up north....or does it matter?

    I was talking to a driver who had worked in NJ...and now is in Fla....and he can't make near the money he made up north.
     
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  3. wallbanger

    wallbanger "Enemy of showers everywhere"

    If you are willing/able to stay and run in the Northeast corridor, then you will typically make more money. A prime example is Heartland, they pay a Northeast bonus for drivers who will run there. Or Rainman, he hauls cars and stays on the east coast (mostly) and has said it's possible to make a heck of a lot each week.
     
  4. 2xR

    2xR Medium Load Member

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    The roads and traffic are horrible. The nice folks who live and work North of the Mason-Dixon line are a bit harsh and pushy, probably because they're living jammed together and have to fight for every inch life has to offer. All those people living atop one another causes a lot of crime to deal with. It ain't pretty and most drivers tend to shy away from the area, thus companies are willing to ante up a bit more to those who are willing to venture to the region.

    If you are a person with better than average driving skills, better than average people skills, and tons of patiences you can do okay running the NE corridors.

    I gave up a Carolina to SE Texas run in exchange for a Carolina to Beantown turn around. It is a lot less miles and the pay is about the same. I see Hartford, da' Bronx, the Jersey pike, and reload weekly in Philadelphia. There are about half a dozen different ways to run the trip, too. I never get bored.

    Most Yankee food sux and is expensive, but I pack my own so it's not an issue. I also try not to spend money in NJ, NY, CT, and MA because of their Anti-Trucker, no idleing laws. Just another personal challenge of operating in this part of the country.

    2xR is beginng to miss "mudbug stew" and other Cajun delights. :yes2557:
     
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