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Old 10-31-2007, 08:28 PM
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2 times a week from columbus ohio to edison new jersey. then 1 trip from columbus ohio to somerset pa and back. would you do it?
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:43 PM
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More details would help? Pay per mile?
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:02 PM
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2554 miles per week. I first thought Why Limit your self. Second thought if you do that, least you are getting 2554 miles each week, where if your doing from a random dispatch you may get more, or you could sit more.

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You will get 2554 miles per week.

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Could you have gotten more miles?
eventually get bored with the same routes.

Pay between 500.00 to 769.00 per week pending on pay (0.30 to 0.40)

Would I do it? Nope reason I enjoy trucking for the idea of going to different places, going to the same does not thrill my interest. Get bored.
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:27 PM
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well,to be honest i was doing a test to show what i might love others may not. thank you for explaining the reason you like trucking and showing others that there are different things you can do and still enjoy every minute of your job, and hopefully your entire life. i have done this run for 3 years, actually pays 2610 miles, all d/h, no touch, terminal to terminal. i leave tue at 4am get to nj at 1pm, lay 10 and go home. do that again on thur. sat i leave at midnight go to somerset, pa, swap trailers and go back,in by 930am. off till tues. i just wanted to show that there are mny different aspects to driving that some new guys may not see, and may never try because some people assume that if they did not like it then no one else would either. i make good money for my area and my lifestyle, and it really does not matter what others think of my pay. that is something else new guys need to understand. thanks, any input from others that may actually help people would be appreciated.
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Old 10-31-2007, 11:55 PM
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i make good money for my area and my lifestyle
What do you make per mile?
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:21 PM
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nunya, i do beleive CFM missed the point.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:22 PM
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i also ain't to sure that the other guy is not good with math.
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:32 PM
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and i ain't so sure you is so good wit english
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:35 PM
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And yes, sounds like a great run. You probably get home a lot.
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Old 11-03-2007, 02:14 AM
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nunya, i do beleive CFM missed the point.
What point? There's alot of guys who have runs that get them through the house every now and then. But at .38 cpm, I wouldn't do it. I'd need at least .50 cpm to live out of a fiberglass box. And at least .40 for a daycab regional run that got me home semi-regularly. Anything less than that and you're a moron.

I know FedEx Ground is only paying you about .38 cpm. If you're pulling doubles for that money than you're an even bigger idiot than I figured you for. Probably lousy bennies with high co-pays from the contractor you work for. No 401k matching. Pay for uniforms out of your own pocket. What a joke. I'd pull for JB Hunt on a dedicated run before I did that crap.
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