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Old 09-02-2008, 03:32 AM
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Default What type of drivers make the most CPM or hourly

ok here goes a completly newbie question......

out of all the different types of cargo or types ,hazardous materials, different certificates etc.... what type of drivers make the most $
and how do you get to achieve that type of money$
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:43 AM
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GOOD ONE'S make the most:lol:
for someone with limted exp. you can get your Haz Mat and pull a tank or go food grade and pull a tank others on here can guide you on that just do a search. Van is the easist to get into but also pays less (usaully) some flats will pay more but there seems to be a lot of if's there.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:59 AM
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Any time you get into specialized freight, rates tend to be a little higher. Hazmat doesn't usually pay any more than non-hazardous freight unless you get into something such as munitions or radioactive cargo. Vans are usually on the lower end of the pay grade, but not always. Flats tend to pay more than vans. Most people start pulling vans and then get into more specialized freight once they gain some experience. Tankers will likely pay more than vans. Some companies offer additional pay for helping unload sometimes. Additional pay can also be made with multiple stops, tarp pay, etc., Find something you enjoy and go for it. I would not go with something only for the pay. You need to enjoy what you do.
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:54 PM
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Hold please. A local driver will with you shortly to answer your questions.
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Old 09-02-2008, 03:56 PM
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"Yes, hello? Local driver here. May I help you?"

Depends entirely on how much you value your own time.

On average, I work 50 hours per week. That is from the time I card in, until I card out. No fancy logging, no freebies, no overnights. Excellent benefits, paid vacation, personal, sick time. Safety bonuses. (that are actually paid)
New equipment.

I am relatively new to this game. For 2007, my third year of driving, I made a couple of hundred shy of $60,000.

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Old 09-02-2008, 05:03 PM
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I was wondering what type of Company do you work for? what do you haul?
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:09 PM
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I was wondering what type of Company do you work for? what do you haul?
I work for a petroleum company. I haul mainly gasoline and diesel fuel.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:08 PM
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Those trucks that move special govt stuff around at night make the most.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:10 PM
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The all black semis with the matching helicopters flying over head...oh yeah, Men In Black is real....
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:49 PM
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Experienced ones.
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