Truck Driver Salary to low?
Im getting tired of hearing drivers at the truck stops complaining that they’re not earning enough truck driver salary! I ask them what type of freight do you haul? They tell me i haul general freight in a dry van trailer for a big company. Wow no wonder that is the lowest truck driver salary in the industry. So stop complaining, and do something about it.
There are several things you can do to raise your truck driver salary. Number one keep your driving record clean. The best paying companies want a clean record. Number two get specialized to haul a diffrent type of freight then general. Even as a Flatbed truck driver you can increase your salary over a dry van. Let me explain a dry van it’s the most common tractor trailer on the road. So right away that tells you it’s the lowest paying Truck Driver Salary!
Now you can haul a dry van and earn good money but it needs to be with the right company. The big companies are called common carriers (Common) so that means the lowest paying Truck Driving Salary period. Switch companies to someone who pays better per mile. More pay per mile equals more money in your pocket each week. Also make sure with the new company you will get plenty of miles. How you may ask well talk to the drivers, or ask me i know every company out there.
What I do is work for a Private Fleet a major retail store throughout the USA, and it’s not wal-Mart. These are some of the most coveted company truck driving jobs in the industry. Because they pay the most, and the work is easy. But if your a new truck driver you can’t get these jobs, most require 3 years experience. I haul a refrigerated trailer, and when i first started i had to drive and unload at the store. But that was ok because the truck driver salary is very high with my company.
You see friends trucking is like any other industry the harder you work the more you earn. So just driving a dry van, and doing nothing more will earn you a very low salary! Sure there are exceptions but not many just ask all the truck drivers complaining about their pay, and i guarantee most of them are dry van haulers. Flatbeds, Car hauler, bull hauler, side curtain, tanker, local grocery store delivery all of these offer better pay then the average dry van hauler.
Then there is team Truck Driving
If you’re going to work for a big company this is the way to make a great truck driver salary. Teams drive more miles thus earning more money. A good company team can earn up to $120,000 a year to spit between the 2 truck drivers. If you buy a truck and run a team even more money. Team truck driving is not for everybody but it’s a good option to earn more money.
Another great way to earn more money. But don’t I repeat DONT lease a truck from a company. If you do this you will get screwed every time!! Cash Flow the Truck save the money, and buy a good used truck. Do all your research first talk to the owners, and read my articles on this. You can find them in the links below this post. Owner operators can earn from $100,000 to $300,000 a year depending on what freight they haul, and who they haul for. That is a great truck driver salary, and the best way to get rich driving a truck. But i repeat because this is VERY IMPORTANT NO LEASE! Cash flow only, and research. www.ooida.com offers lot’s of valuable information on being an owner operator. I strongly suggest you sign up at their website before buying a truck.
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