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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 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


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...

February 28, 2016


What kind of truck driver are you or do you want to be? Is truck driver salary important to you? What's your comfort level with risk?


We humans like to categorize. It allows us to compare and contrast. It helps to create a frame of reference. And it helps us to set ex...

February 28, 2016

This blog entry is intended for those who are not in the trucking world.  If you're reading this then you've come to my blog because you're curious and looking for some no-BS info on becoming a truck driver.


There are any number of reasons why you're considering the sw...

February 27, 2016

You’re constantly frustrated after bills are paid and there’s really nothing left of your truck driver salary. It sucks. So you go back to work on Monday, grinding out that next paycheck and the cycle seems never ending. You hold on to your dreams but they feel impossi...

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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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