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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...

March 7, 2016

By far, your biggest expense as a truck driver will be fuel. This expense eats into your take- home salary.


Since fuel costs have such a big impact on your salary and ultimate success as an owner operator, it is important to focus most of your cost cutting efforts here...

March 7, 2016


In this blog post you will learn what's needed as a truck driver to contract a load through a broker.


You find the "perfect" load on a load board. You call the number and reach the broker and the information starts to flow.


Negotiating tip

When discussing the rate, try...

March 7, 2016

Every hour that your truck isn't rolling with a load is an hour not making a $100,000 truck driver salary.


In the world of business, waste is very bad for profitability. In a perfect world, equipment purchased to help generate revenue would be used 24 hours per day, 36...

March 7, 2016


As a budding owner operator, before you can seriously look for your truck and trailer you need to know how much you can spend. If you have funds set aside to help with the purchase, then you are a step ahead, mainly because financing a truck and trailer usually requir...

March 1, 2016

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...

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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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