How Truckers get Paid? Mar20

Tags

Related Posts

Share This

How Truckers get Paid?

Truck Driving Per Mile Salary

Truck drivers that are paid per mile see varying wages depending on their experience, the region they work in and the company they are employed with. A majority of trucking companies pay between $0.28 and $0.40 cents per mile according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. A few companies do pay up to $0.45 cents per mile. These types of jobs require more skill and are for drivers with many years of experience. The technical skill required to haul sensitive materials is rewarded with higher pay.

The average truck driver is expected to travel between 2,000 and 3,000 miles per week, based on the 70 hour maximum hour restriction over eight days. Drivers that are just starting out can expect to see starting wages. Median wages for rookie truck drivers are between $0.27 and $0.29 per mile. Increases are given once a driver proves themselves and gets in some time with the company.

The pros of being paid per mile are that it is easier to track the expected pay. Pay per mile is also the most common way that truck drivers are paid. Drivers that learn to take alternative routes to avoid traffic delays lead them to meeting their mileage goals and quotas. Knowing the roads around you and getting familiar with an area help you to avoid those costly traffic delays.

Another positive aspect of being paid per mile is that it averages out to a decent hourly wage. Many companies offer incentives and bonuses for top mileage producers. A little competition in the workplace can aid in drivers working harder. It is a win-win situation for both the company and the driver.

The cons of being paid per mile begin with traffic delays impeding the number of miles that a driver can complete. Driving on city streets at a slower pace also lowers the amount of miles that a driver can complete. Another con comes from inclement weather. Weather conditions require that require slower travel. Breakdowns stop a truck driver from completing any miles.

Weighing out the pros and cons of being paid per mile as a truck driver shows that there are more positives than negatives. Drivers being paid per mile do tend to make more than hourly or salary paid drivers. The ability to earn more per year as a paid per mile driver is often what keeps truck drivers in the driver’s seat. Source:http://www.alltrucking.com/

Call or Click to get 50% OFF for the First Month
Rightnowloads.com
24/7 Dispatching Service 888-852-4238
247support@rightnowloads.com

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Software
Load Board

LOAD BOARD FEATURES

Post, Search & Bid on UNLIMITED truck loads
Over 30,000 new loads NO DUPLICATES. Sort by combination of weight, trailer, radius & multiple destinations. Easy to use!
g Owner Operator & Truck Driver Search
Great for Shippers & Brokers! Search Drivers by trailer type and any location. Get Freight Quotes directly from drivers by email.
No Contract Month-to-Month Billing
We have 100% no questions asked Money Back Guarantee policy. You can cancel and renew your membership at anytime.
Mileage & Routing Directions
Calculate dead head miles and total miles of trips. Intergrated Map with US Highways and dirving directions from pickup to deivery.
Credit Score Reports & Factoring
Freight Broker credit score search. Invoice matched with Freight Factoring companies.
Dead Head Mileage Calculator
Calculate dead head miles between trips. Radius search for loads within dead head mile limit.
Bookmark, Notes and Favorites
Easily manage your dispatching services with Bookmarking important shippers or drivers, with custom notes.
Load & Driver Email Notifications
Receive email or SMS alerts of loads or owner operations that match your posted loads or trailer types.
Auto Match Loads & Drivers
After you post your Open Truck or Open Load on the load board you will automatically be matached with drivers or shippers.
Send Load Details to Phone SMS Message
Great for dispatchers! allows for drivers to get info while driving and not stop on the raod. Easy to call back from phone.
Daily Fuel Prices & Locations
Daily current diesel fuel prices at all major truck stop locations.
Upload Forms: Cargo Insurance, W-9, & Permits
Great for dispatching! have all your driver's paperwork ready in one location. Documents can be faxed or uploaded as files.
How To Videos Guides
Step by step video tutorials on how to use all the features of the admin to find loads, find drivers and other resources.
Weather & Road Conditions
Live weather forcast from pickup location and destination. View Current and weekly forecast.