What are typical nationwide truck driver salaries?

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Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?

What skills should you learn to increase your salary?

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everytruckjob in Northport, Alabama

93 months ago

Host said: Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this field?
What skills should you learn to increase your salary?

Typical? It's based on experience. Put 5+ years in and you can make 50k or more, the first 3 years are the worst - but make SURE you watch the DUI's and felonies. AVOID these; you'll have a devils chance of driving again after 2 DUI's and if the felony is for drugs or violence you're out of luck. We post this info on www.everytruckjob.com

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patriciajnsn in Sioux City, Iowa

35 months ago

You start out you'll make around 29 cents per mile(cpm) which averages 25 to 30 k the first yr.But if companies gave the drivers consistant miles then even with the low pay per mile,you can bring home some good checks.The bigger the company the less the checks.Too many drivers and not enough freight is the bottom line why so many drivers sit.Do your homework before going to any company,in other words talk to other drivers that have drove for them.The skills you need to increase your salary is don't complain about where you're going because at the end you lose,your dispatcher will send you there any way.The more you complain the less miles he will give you.Also and can't say this enough,BE ON TIME to pick up your load and mainly delivering your load.Companies frown big time on late loads which could ultimately cause you to get fired if too many late loads and that'll go on your DAC.Far as what a top earner makes,I would say alot depends on the company.If you hauled over size loads you're going to make much more then a van driver does.Hauling cattle(bull hauler)makes more then the average van/reefer does.

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Devin in Salt Lake City, Utah

19 months ago

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