Last week, NEXT celebrated Independents Day (10-4) as a way to honor the OOs and small fleets we support. In our announcement, our CRO talked about the drivers using our marketplace to earn more than $1,000 per day.
For context, a quick web search on “how much does a truck driver make?” brings up results that range from $3,500-$6,000… per month. NEXT has never been in the game of paying drivers as little as possible. When we learned drivers were making more than a monthly average every week, we approached these drivers to ask how they were doing it, and to come up with ways we can help other drivers replicate it.
In fact, that’s one of the key reasons we created our Carrier Advisory Board. We’re working with outstanding OOs and dispatchers to uplevel how much drivers are paid.
Does this mean every driver will earn $1k per day driving for us?
No, but that’s our goal.
If a driver wants to earn $1,000, they can opt to take round trip loads and do it. If they decide to work less hours, earn $10k per month ($500 per day x 5 days per week x 4 weeks per month), and be able to take their kids to school in the morning, that’s great too.
We’re empowering drivers to work when they want and how they want.