Truth about pay for teams at Prime

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  1. Squad27

    Squad27 Bobtail Member

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    I want to know if what I am being told by Prime is true, as a team lease driver I can make 8000-10000 a week? Is it possible to make that kind of money trucking or is this all just more bs fed to rookie drivers??
     
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  3. Last Time Around

    Last Time Around Medium Load Member

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    $8000 Gross to the truck divided by 6000 miles equals 1.33 including FSC.
    So its doable....

    YOU are not making that $8000, that is gross revenue, not your paycheck pre-taxo_O
     
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  4. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

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    Like he said. The truck is making 8-10k per week. The drivers don’t make anywhere near that
     
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  5. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    And you're likely paying $1500-2,000 per week in truck expenses whether you make that amount or not that week.

    You sign a contract to pay all the expenses of the truck, regardless of revenue. Prime is contractually obligated to let you pay all of those expenses. They are not obligated to keep you busy enough to make a profit. Your expenses are guaranteed, your revenue is not. Your profit is the difference between what you owe, what you earn, and what the IRS & your state take. You are taking all of the risk.
     
  6. Last Time Around

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    Oh, and also figure after all expenses, you split whats left with your teammate
     
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  7. gokiddogo

    gokiddogo Road Train Member

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    Similar to when you worked really hard and had a $2000 gross paycheck. Then see the amount you give to the government or child support or whatever you have and you're left with a relatively small % of what's left.

    Now, make that % much smaller. You may even be in the hole after generating 10k, according to whoever is preparing your pay statements.

    This is usually an excellent way to work yourself into indentured servitude. It only works out for a small number of people who do it. Most fail. The carrier puts their top guy on the ad and everyone expects similar results. Not unlike a casino letting everyone know when someone wins big.
     
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  8. pmdriver

    pmdriver Road Train Member

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    Key word is can, that does not mean everyone will. You just need everything to go perfect.
     
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  9. ZVar

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    1st Teaming sucks.
    2nd is it's teaming. The one who owns the truck has to pay the other driver.
    3rd, ask Prime how many people actually complete their lease. If the answer is higher than 5% they are lying. Don't trust their numbers.
    4th. Don't trust their numbers anyway as they are lying.
     
  10. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    The bottom line is this.

    If it was a good deal. AND there was money to be made.

    WE'D ALL BE DOING IT.

    No one seems to think about that concept.
     
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  11. Last Time Around

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    Team driving sucks with the wrong partner.... in the mid 90's, I teamed while dragging wiggle wagons OTR for Watkins Motor Lines ( bought out by FEDEX ). It was how I broke into the company. My first "partner" was new like me.... always saying how he was falling asleep while driving.... yep, hard to relax in the bunk.
    ( I was probably no better.... we just didn't know any better.... we did 5 onn 5 off...lol... a recipe for disaster! ) He quit.
    My next partner was seasoned, taught me how to truly drive as a team.... we teamed for 2 years. It was great.... we made >42 a mile .... good $ than. TRUST was the main thing. FYI...in 1995ish.... we had single bunk Volvos at Watkins, not like today. I learned alot from that fella. We just spit the day.... we/I learned that 2p to 2a worked great for me, and 2a-2p worked for him.
     
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