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    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.
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    alexmj616 Rookie Expediter Driver

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    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.
     
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    You ran 12.5K miles in a month, is that loaded miles? Do you get paid for all miles?
     
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    alexmj616 Rookie Expediter Driver

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    Yes, 12,502 loaded miles...
     
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    Well that's a crap load of miles, good for you :)
     
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    alexmj616 Rookie Expediter Driver

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    Do you really think so? Cuz I didnt, it's only an average of 3,100 a week or so.
     
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    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:
     
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    Jeez, I did a little over 1900 miles loaded last week and thought that was very good.
     
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    Thought I read somewhere that OVM is the new Mr. 3000 and Ntimevan has moved down to understudy

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    alexmj616 Rookie Expediter Driver

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    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.
     
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    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!

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    I get the same pay per mile no matter what the company gets...and total dead head miles was 924.
     
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    If your a company driver like the OP, it's all about the miles ;)
     
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    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.

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    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.
     
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    It's in your best interest to learn what the rates are if you plan on having your own truck one day.
     
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    I don't.
     
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