Companies that pay "practical" mileage
Hervy/Jim - I've been monitoring this website for several months consistently and appreciate your willingness to share your experiences on the trucking industry. I have taken the common theme from a lot of other questions posed on the website and personally went out to various truckstops to have conversations with the driver's of the companies that most interest me.
I've found my research to be overwhelmingly inconsistent as the feedback varies significantly between driver's who work for the same company. I imagine this is like anything else in the sense that "you can't please everyone" but I am one that values consensus, not paralysis.
That being said, I understand that majority of the companies out there also portray the same message by stating "most miles in the industry" or "2500 to 3000 miles average per week" meaning that a percentage of those miles are free.
Perhaps you know of companies that offer pay based on practical mileage? My business sense would tell me that the more profitable I could be for the company of my choosing, the better my mileage could be (hopefully). Realistically, the uncertainty of where to begin has me slightly perplexed.
More often than not, I hear disgruntled driver's at these truckstops complaining about how long they have been sitting waiting on a load.
Thank you for feedback in advance and continue to be safe out there.