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what is the highest pay in truck driving ?

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Julio’s Answer

Pay varies, by type of skills and experience. But, is usually higher for the least desired routes and type of cargo. High risk or over the road interstate long hauls. You will be away from home and on the road all the time. Salary drivers usually start at $38,000 to $43,000; UPS drivers i know have with years in, make about $70,000 a year. Many variable fields, drive local, fuel carrier, cargo van,... If you can handle the road and long hauls, money is good.
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That number varies a lot. But a good starting point is most companies seem to start rookie drivers at or around $45k/yr.

In an ideal world I could make some bank. Governed at 65mph. 11 hours/day, 70 hours/8 days

Technically I could make 715 mi/day, 4290 mi/wk, 17,160 mi/month at 66 driving hours a week. $8900.00/mo gross pay

(My brain works funny so ignore any oddities)

That's ideal miles but not easily done.

Let's say you manage your hours in such a way that you never go past your 70 hr limit.

Say 8.5 drove hours a day.

Mandatory 15 minute pre-trip every day. That's exactly 70 hours every 8 days yes? mathematically there shouldn't be any need to reset your hours because your recap will be perfect every day.

Work like that for 365 days at 52 cents/mile and you could make about $120k. But what about home time?

My account offers 1 days off for every 6 days worked. Roughly 60 days a year, or half what a normal worker would receive.

That equates to about $102k a year.

That's the possible income for a maxed out solo driver for that company. Assuming $.52/mi is their cap.

But in reality it's not nearly so simple. I make a few cents less per mile running teams and barely grossed half that last year. I'd love higher pay but I'm certainly happy with what I got. Driving is relatively easy, but it is definitely not for everyone.


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Pay varies, by type of skills and experience. But, is usually higher for the least desired routes and type of cargo. High risk or over the road interstate long hauls. You will be away from home and on the road all the time. Salary drivers usually start at $38,000 to $43,000; UPS drivers i know have with years in, make about $70,000 a year. Many variable fields, drive local, fuel carrier, cargo van,... If you can handle the road and long hauls, money is good.
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