Highest Paying Truck Driver Jobs with A&R Trucking. How I made over $94000 the last year two years in a row as a company driver. The last two year has been the best years I have had has as a company driver in the last 31 years of my driving career.
You can make this much to its not that hard. First off lets get a few things out of the way. If you think you can make this kind of
money working Monday thur Friday from 9 to 5 stop reading now I'm just wasting your time. I work 11 to 13 hours a day five days a week and occasional Saturday or Sunday. I don't work seven days a week because I need the 34 hour reset. And I don't work every weekend. But I do go home every night. Occasional I get caught out overnight because this is trucking and sometimes I run out of hours. Usually I don't spend more than one night a month in the truck.
'But if your interested in the highest paying truck driver jobs keep reading.
The most important thing is to find the right job. My company A&R Logistics pays over $.50 a mile loaded. I also get $45 to load and $45 to unload, this is a automatic $90 a load. If it takes over 2 hours loading or unloading it is $22 an hour for delay pay.
I also am a driver trainer this pays $100 a day. So every day when I have a trainee, I make at least $190 a day if I load and unload it plus the mileage pay. I usually take two loads a day that I can squeeze in within 14 hours.
This is how my pay breaks down. $76500 for base pay, around $9000 for training pay, I get four weeks vacation pay which is around $7000 and $1800 in safety bonuses. This added up to $94300 last year.
My company advertises that starting drivers make $65000+ a year. But has you can see I make way more than that. You are not going to make what I made until you have been there for a few years. You need to build up your seniority and then become a driver trainer. But there is no reason you cannot make at least $65000 in your first year there. That's an average of $1300 a week which is very attainable. Just remember there is a learning curve. Patience is key.
This year I should make over $100000. My company pay for drivers I refer. So far I have referred one driver so I will make an extra $7000 for a driver referral this year, that is paid out over a year. Each terminal pays a sign on bonus of $3000-$7000 plus the driver that refers them gets the same amount. Each terminal is different and it varies from terminal to terminal and month to month.
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