To help you stay ahead by stretching your truck driving salary as far as possible, we at Millis Transfer would like to share some tips we’ve picked up over the years. Working with our drivers, we’ve come up with ways to make a little extra and save a little more to have the extra dollars you need for special occasions, to grow your nest egg, or to prepare for the unexpected or lean times.
One way to grow your salary is by working for a company like Millis Transfer, which provides safety pay. Why not get some extra money per mile for doing what you do anyway—driving safely? Once you’ve found a company you feel comfortable with, stick with them and increase your salary with longevity bonuses.
The quality of the school you attend and the training you receive can impact what you earn. Attending a quality school like the ones run by Millis Transfer can provide a premium when you’re just starting out, while teaching can boost your income if you want to take a break from the road. If you have some experience under your belt, how about sharing it by training new truck drivers? Not only do you add to your income, you might be helping your trainees maximize their own truck driving salary.
If you want to get the most out of what you’re already earning, keep a spending diary. Record all your personal spending out on the road. You might be surprised at where you’re money is going and how much of it goes to things you might decide you could do without. For instance, if you spend a lot on food, you might consider preparing meals ahead of time and cooking in the cab.
You can always choose to drive more miles. A company concerned about driver success—like Millis Transfer—will work with you to get the miles you need.
How do you maximize your truck driving salary? Share your ideas with us here, and to find out more about Millis Transfer, visit our website.