Stuck in between Class A and B

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  1. DragginMan

    DragginMan Light Load Member

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    I don't know what the cost of living is in NJ, I'm sure it's pretty high, but down here in Alabama that's #### good wages.
     
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  3. markgel43

    markgel43 Light Load Member

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    I am making 800-1200 hauling people to & from casino on an employee shuttle... an in same boat as you I want to be on road......But that P endorsment is paying pretty good....But I realize boxes can not call CUST SERV to ##### about that stop,turn or my choice of music......God there goes a KW t-2000 by How i want to drive that instead of a bus....
     
  4. MGASSEL

    MGASSEL Road Train Member

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    No but most trailers has the company number on it so 4 wheelers can call in about your driving.
     
  5. primetom77

    primetom77 Bobtail Member

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    Where Atlantic City?
     
  6. TrooperRat

    TrooperRat Medium Load Member

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    You're going to take a big pay cut - are you sure you can deal with that? $1,300 is good money. You aren't going to start out anywhere near that figure as a new truck driver.
     
  7. primetom77

    primetom77 Bobtail Member

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    How big of a cut??
     
  8. MGASSEL

    MGASSEL Road Train Member

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    You will probaly make anywere from 400-800 per week starting out once in your own truck depends on the company and how you manage your log book.
     
  9. TrooperRat

    TrooperRat Medium Load Member

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    MGASSEL pretty much said it - it's not the cake and gravy it was when I started driving trucks and you could run as many miles as you wanted. You probably need to take a serious look at your current finances and see if you can afford such a huge cut in pay. Driving semi's is cool, no doubt, but if it were me, I wouldn't even consider it.
     
  10. primetom77

    primetom77 Bobtail Member

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    Swift is offering me a job but they want me to go through 3 days orientationand then 6 weeks training(with no gaurantee of coming home during this time)at $450 a week,my own truck after that at 36cpm regional/26cpm otr. He's sayin regional gets like 6000-9000 miles a month and otr gets 10000-12000 a month either way it ain't a whole lot of money.I don't know if was unemployed it wouldn't be too bad but right now it would be a big step down,but I need to get a year of driving in to get in with a tanker company or a ltl company.I don't know??????
     
  11. MGASSEL

    MGASSEL Road Train Member

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    Go with May trucking they base your training on you not a set period of time that way you will be out in your own truck quicker.
    420.00 while you are training then .30 cpm after training you will run 48 state reefer
     
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