What was your biggest paycheck

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  1. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Mine are delivered by car...

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  3. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    True story.
    Knew a guy at Rosenau Transport in Edmonton, AB late 1990’s. He comes into dispatch to pickup his two week pay cheque. Dispatch jokes, “you’ll need a Brinks truck (armoured car service) to haul all that money away”.
    Two weeks later , next payday. An armoured car pulls up to office, armed guy comes in asking for that drivers paycheque.
    Funny stuff. Turns out the truck drivers neighbour worked for the armoured car company.
     
  4. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Because I have worked both as 1099 as well as a company driver this question is a bit difficult to answer. As a company driver, my average pay was around $900 a week before taxes. I did make more and sometimes less. I think the most I ever made after expenses was when doing repo work. I was asked by the man that ran the business if I would attempt some dangerous repos that the banks were after him to get. I won't say where or when, but one of these repos got another repo man killed working for another repo business. Took us about 10 days, but because the banks paid more I made MUCH more. Got the Police involved and safely got the trucks to where the banks wanted them taken too. In that 10 days, I made a bit over $12,000. If my memory serves we repo'ed 6 trucks and 2 trailers. Dangerous work and as I look back on it would NOT do it again!
     
  5. KANSAS TRANSIT

    KANSAS TRANSIT Road Train Member

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    It's not about how much you make,,,,it's about how much you KEEP!!!
     
  6. Just passing by

    Just passing by Road Train Member

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    This might not make sense to folks, but I concentrate on how much I'm making an hour. Loaded, at 60 mph I make 42 bucks an hour. Empty, same speed, 33 bucks. I am content with that. Keep them rolling!
     
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  7. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    In trucking, it is never good to focus on this week or that week. Better to look at month, quarterly and annual revenue/income.
     
  8. Jenn72

    Jenn72 Medium Load Member

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    As a solo company driver I have had a few $2000 a week checks (gross). Kept my doors shut and ran hard. My average is $1500.
     
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  9. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    As an owner operator paid by the load not the mile that's how I like to see how I'm doing too.
     
  10. LoboSolo

    LoboSolo Heavy Load Member

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    As a company driver, home every night, usually working 50-55 hours a week, biggest paycheck was about $1200 for the week. Not much, but steady. I eat home cooking, sleep in a real bed, weekends off and lots of other perks that make it good for me.
     
  11. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    My largest? You guys would not believe me what my largest was when I was on the road.

    But as a temp driver, I averaged a $1100 net weekly with a few weeks well over $2500.
     
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