Driving a truck, especially over the road, is a tough job. Away from loved ones, socially separated, and long hours. But this isn’t a blog on why trucking is difficult. We set out to answer the most common question drivers ask – How much money can I make?
You want to make sure your pay stacks up to the hard work you’re putting in. If you are curious about how your salary may compare to others in the industry, here is some information about how it all adds up for us here at Dynamic Transit.
Before we get to the dollars and cents, keep in mind that it’s important to find the right company that will also provide the other benefits or perks that you want. For example, maybe you want to bring along a family member or your dog to keep you company, or maybe you prefer long hauls instead of shorter trips. You might also need to have more time to stay at home with your family. It’s important to keep ALL your goals in mind when figuring out what company is a fit for you. Once you know what you need, you can start comparing salaries and benefits at companies to see where you want to work.
Dynamic Transit drivers with hazmat and tanker endorsements start at $.55 per mile, and our average haul is 1,150 miles. In addition to the mileage pay, we offer compensation for other time on the job, including breakdown, detention, layover and additional stop- and pick-up pay. Plus, we have bonuses available for mileage, clean inspection and driver referrals.
Your paycheck will also include a $63/day per diem for each day you are on the road. The $63/day we offer is the federal maximum. A per diem is a great perk for drivers because that money isn’t taxed. (Read more about per diem pay here.)
We also offer other benefits like paid vacation time, retirement plans including a 401K, and insurance options that include medical, dental, vision and more for you and your family.
At Dynamic Transit, our drivers average $72,000 per year. That is almost $30,000 more than the national average annual pay for truck drivers, which is $45,260 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Dynamic Transit Company does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. To learn more about per diem pay, consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors.