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September 13, 2019

Using the best tools will help you achieve a $100,000 truck driver salary. One tool you will need is a load board. There are many load boards available for truckers and finding the best one can be a challenge.

The load board I use most often is the DAT load board called...

July 24, 2018

For those looking for the best loadboard to help you get the best loads with the best rate per mile, look no further than DAT TruckersEdge Load Board.

June 7, 2016

As an owner operator you face plenty of risk, particularly financial risk. But with proper planning, you can reduce the impact to your wallet if the tightrope should break.


Risk is the exposure to danger or loss. A risk becomes an issue when the exposure becomes realit...

May 3, 2016

Did you know Elvis was a truck driver? Yes Sir. And his truck driver salary was low - $1 per hour. 


Before he became the King of Rock n’ Roll, he was hauling for Crown Electric shortly after high school, until he got a call from Sam Phllips, inviting Elvis to reco...

April 17, 2016

It would be great to get one silver bullet of advice from a pro to help you make a big truck driver salary and succeed as a trucker.  There is a lot of wisdom from truckers who've been there, done that.


I wanted to harvest some of that wisdom for you by reach...

March 30, 2016

Stuck in a low salary truck driver job? You're probably being exploited for your company's profit. 


I had a great conversation with my good buddy and fellow trucker Chip and his awesome wife Louise last night about truck driver salaries.


We were discussing the positive...

March 28, 2016

Can you support your family on 28 cents per mile truck driver salary?  How long would that "fat" $3,000 bonus pay last?


As I was finishing my CDL training in May 2015, I came across an ad in Craigslist looking for a truck driver to be paid $0.40 per mile truc...

March 18, 2016

If you're a company driver, do you care much about wind direction and speed? Easily overlooked but very important to lease operators and owner operators is the effect of wind on fuel consumption, which affects truck driver salary.

How significantly can a headwind a...

March 14, 2016


To achieve a $100,000 truck driver salary, in a recent post titled What's a Good Load Rate? I talked about calculating your minimum rate per mile. In this post I will discuss a different way of deciding if you should take load to make that big truck driver salary.



March 14, 2016

Traffic congestion. Weigh stations. Inspections. Waiting for fuel. Finding parking. Being a truck driver comes with many headaches and hassles that thwart your goal of a $100,000 truck driver salary.


All of these problems can be minimized by choosing to drive at n...

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Jeff Bayless -
Trucker, Business Consultant, Investment Specialist, 
Gulf War and Iraq War Vet

I'm a regular guy who happens to have had a lot of different experiences. These experiences have provided a great foundation to have become a financially successful trucker in less than 6 months. I want to share what I have learned and guide you to your own financial success as a trucker. 

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September 13, 2019

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July 24, 2018

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