Sign up for The Wire Newsletter!

First month in the books.

Discussion in 'The Newbies Paradise' started by alexmj616, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. alexmj616
    No Mood

    alexmj616 Rookie Expediter Driver

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2017
    Messages:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    20
    Ratings:
    +56 / 1 / -0
    Well I have my first month of expediting in the books. 12,502 miles(also had 4 days home time last weekend), 1 break down, 1 winter storm, and umteen days of below freezing temps. But am I mad? Nope, it was exactly what I expected.
    To be honest the most annoying part to me is staying warm when I'm sitting. I have a generator and space heater in van, but it just isn't good enough to me. It's only a 1.3 gallon tank, so it doesn't last as long as I want it to but oh well.
    I see alot of you out here, almost every truck stop I stop at or pass by has vans fueling up or sitting. I am amazed at how many of us there is, and I look forward to meeting some of you down the road.
    DRIVE SAFE!
     
    • Like Like x 6
  2. Kip life

    Kip life Active Expediter Owner/Operator

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2017
    Messages:
    249
    Trophy Points:
    40
    Ratings:
    +85 / 6 / -0
    • alexmj616
      No Mood

      alexmj616 Rookie Expediter Driver

      Joined:
      Jan 27, 2017
      Messages:
      37
      Trophy Points:
      20
      Ratings:
      +56 / 1 / -0
      I am a company driver and paid by the mile...I pay no expenses on van(just taxes and OTR expenses), so you can figure out a rough amount with that.
       
      • Like Like x 1
    • RoadTime
      Paranoid

      RoadTime Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Jun 30, 2008
      Messages:
      4,865
      Trophy Points:
      705
      Ratings:
      +7,623 / 9 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      Sprinter
      You ran 12.5K miles in a month, is that loaded miles? Do you get paid for all miles?
       
    • alexmj616
      No Mood

      alexmj616 Rookie Expediter Driver

      Joined:
      Jan 27, 2017
      Messages:
      37
      Trophy Points:
      20
      Ratings:
      +56 / 1 / -0
      Yes, 12,502 loaded miles...
       
    • RoadTime
      Paranoid

      RoadTime Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Jun 30, 2008
      Messages:
      4,865
      Trophy Points:
      705
      Ratings:
      +7,623 / 9 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      Sprinter
      Well that's a crap load of miles, good for you :)
       
    • alexmj616
      No Mood

      alexmj616 Rookie Expediter Driver

      Joined:
      Jan 27, 2017
      Messages:
      37
      Trophy Points:
      20
      Ratings:
      +56 / 1 / -0
      Do you really think so? Cuz I didnt, it's only an average of 3,100 a week or so.
       
    • RoadTime
      Paranoid

      RoadTime Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Jun 30, 2008
      Messages:
      4,865
      Trophy Points:
      705
      Ratings:
      +7,623 / 9 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      Sprinter
      Oh yeah, if they can keep you moving like that, you will give Mr. 3000 (ntimevan) a run for his money. 3K miles a week is really really good. I'd hurt myself doing that many miles :rolleyes:
       
      • Like Like x 1
      • Agree Agree x 1
    • Moot
      Confused

      Moot Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Dec 26, 2005
      Messages:
      10,534
      Trophy Points:
      1,005
      Ratings:
      +6,832 / 4 / -1
      Carrier:
      Panther
      Vehicle:
      Transit 350 Long/Tall Ecoblast
      Jeez, I did a little over 1900 miles loaded last week and thought that was very good.
       
      • Like Like x 3
    • Worn Out Manager
      Amused

      Worn Out Manager Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator US Air Force

      Joined:
      Apr 5, 2015
      Messages:
      4,401
      Trophy Points:
      620
      Ratings:
      +10,197 / 25 / -1
      Carrier:
      CROSS ROADS
      Vehicle:
      '15 Transit 350
      Thought I read somewhere that OVM is the new Mr. 3000 and Ntimevan has moved down to understudy

      Sent from my hand-held Etch-A- Sketch
       
      • Like Like x 4
      • Funny Funny x 1
    • alexmj616
      No Mood

      alexmj616 Rookie Expediter Driver

      Joined:
      Jan 27, 2017
      Messages:
      37
      Trophy Points:
      20
      Ratings:
      +56 / 1 / -0
      To be honest I think sometimes my company takes loads that they will not make any money off of after expenses they just take em to keep us moving and keep us happy during the slow time of year.
       
      • Like Like x 3
    • Grizzly

      Grizzly Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      May 9, 2012
      Messages:
      1,006
      Trophy Points:
      280
      Ratings:
      +1,113 / 4 / -0
      Carrier:
      Multi ....
      Vehicle:
      '08 Sprinter 2500 170"
      This topic never ceases to amaze me. Miles vs rate per mi. Would you rather run 3,000 mi at .60 per mi or 2,000 mi at .90 per mi? It's all about the rate people!
      Well done grasshopper!

      Sent from my VS987 using EO Forums mobile app
       
      Last edited: Mar 16, 2017
    • Grizzly

      Grizzly Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      May 9, 2012
      Messages:
      1,006
      Trophy Points:
      280
      Ratings:
      +1,113 / 4 / -0
      Carrier:
      Multi ....
      Vehicle:
      '08 Sprinter 2500 170"
    • alexmj616
      No Mood

      alexmj616 Rookie Expediter Driver

      Joined:
      Jan 27, 2017
      Messages:
      37
      Trophy Points:
      20
      Ratings:
      +56 / 1 / -0
      I get the same pay per mile no matter what the company gets...and total dead head miles was 924.
       
      • Like Like x 2
    • RoadTime
      Paranoid

      RoadTime Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Jun 30, 2008
      Messages:
      4,865
      Trophy Points:
      705
      Ratings:
      +7,623 / 9 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      Sprinter
      If your a company driver like the OP, it's all about the miles ;)
       
      • Like Like x 1
      • Agree Agree x 1
      • Confused Confused x 1
    • Grizzly

      Grizzly Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      May 9, 2012
      Messages:
      1,006
      Trophy Points:
      280
      Ratings:
      +1,113 / 4 / -0
      Carrier:
      Multi ....
      Vehicle:
      '08 Sprinter 2500 170"
      Perhaps ...
      I've always viewed it differently. No matter who you are in this industry .. employee, owner/opportunity, fleet owner, whatever .. I always think it's about the rate.

      Maybe this is a more applicable example: Company driver A makes .35 per mi, company driver B makes .40 per mi ... who would you rather be?

      Large miles figures have never impressed me. Want to talk about the rate you made on those miles?

      I understand this was his first month & I commended the performance. Gotta learn the ropes, right? But beyond that, nothing to get excited about.

      Sent from my VS987 using EO Forums mobile app
       
    • alexmj616
      No Mood

      alexmj616 Rookie Expediter Driver

      Joined:
      Jan 27, 2017
      Messages:
      37
      Trophy Points:
      20
      Ratings:
      +56 / 1 / -0
      I don't understand what your trying to say...I get .35 cents a mile for ALL loaded miles, whether the company is getting 1.50 per mile or .85 per mile....so yes, I am all about getting as many miles as I can, and could care less what the company got per mile.
       
      • Like Like x 4
      • Confused Confused x 1
    • Worn Out Manager
      Amused

      Worn Out Manager Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator US Air Force

      Joined:
      Apr 5, 2015
      Messages:
      4,401
      Trophy Points:
      620
      Ratings:
      +10,197 / 25 / -1
      Carrier:
      CROSS ROADS
      Vehicle:
      '15 Transit 350
      Keep doing what works for you as long as you're happy

      Sent from my hand-held Etch-A- Sketch
       
      • Like Like x 1
      • Agree Agree x 1
    • scottm4211

      scottm4211 Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Jan 20, 2008
      Messages:
      7,349
      Trophy Points:
      655
      Ratings:
      +3,733 / 8 / -3
      Carrier:
      Load One
      It's in your best interest to learn what the rates are if you plan on having your own truck one day.
       
      • Like Like x 3
    • alexmj616
      No Mood

      alexmj616 Rookie Expediter Driver

      Joined:
      Jan 27, 2017
      Messages:
      37
      Trophy Points:
      20
      Ratings:
      +56 / 1 / -0
      I don't.
       
      • Like Like x 3
      • Friendly Friendly x 1
    Loading...

    Share This Page