Team Pay

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  1. chazbro

    chazbro Light Load Member

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    How does this work? A team is paid .90 cents per mile. They have to split that and now make .45 cents per mile each. I'm guessing that a solo driver who has experience can find a job make just as much.
     
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  3. loudtom

    loudtom Road Train Member

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    You should get paid for all miles, even while you're in the sleeper. Put in 6000 miles at .90 and you split $5400, so $2700 each before taxes. If you solo at .45 for 3000 miles, you get $1350.
     
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  4. chazbro

    chazbro Light Load Member

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    I see ads that advertise solo for .80 cents per mile, teams .90 cents per mile. That's only a .10 cent difference.
     
  5. loudtom

    loudtom Road Train Member

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    I guess it's up to you to decide if you want an extra few hundred bucks to smell someone else's farts and try to sleep in a moving truck.
     
  6. Six9GS

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    Thing with driving team is you get paid for all the miles, not just those you drive. Of course that total pay for the truck's miles is then split between the 2 drivers. So, at 90 cents a mile team pay, although you are only getting 45 cents a mile for the miles you drive, you're also getting 45 cents a mile for the miles your teammate is driving while you're sound asleep in the sleeper berth.
    Theoretically, you both drive close to the same number of miles. If one teammate ends up doing the bulk of the driving, probably gonna have a problem (unless the other teammate is the girlfriend or boyfriend or spouse).
    Since I've never teamed, unsure if difference between the miles driven by each causes problems and is common or not. I just don't know.
    But, in a nutshell that's how it works and from what I've seen, both drivers usually end up making more than they would solo. Of course, that's the upside of teaming. Downsides are numerous. But, many make it work for them.
     
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  7. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Medium Load Member

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    A 10 cpm difference, but you’re getting paid for all the miles the truck turns, split. 80 cpm at 3000 miles is $2400, 90 cpm team split @ 6000 miles would be $2700 aka not worth it imo
     
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  8. aramil248

    aramil248 Medium Load Member

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    If the cpm is high like that then usually it's split pay. If it was lower like .45 then it's split miles. I think they always share it like that to get butts in the trucks. But I might be wrong and they just split miles at .90
     
  9. chazbro

    chazbro Light Load Member

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    So you get paid all miles. Does that mean each driver gets .90 cents per mile for all miles driven by both drivers?
     
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    tscottme Road Train Member

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    You should know most ads are advertising the highest possible pay, when everything goes right, and assuming you don't go home, etc.
     
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    tscottme Road Train Member

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    The truck is paid the CPM they mention. The drivers split the pay to the truck. Ad says 90 CPM = drivers get 45 CPM for all miles, regardless of who is driving.
     
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