Question by  binkman88 (53)

How much does being an owner/operator of a truck pay per mile?


Answer by  patti (29325)

The owner/operator of a truck is paid per mile according to the contract he or she has agreed to. The rate varies, depending on a number of factors, all of which should be considered when determining it.


Answer by  alishamcfadden (106)

For an owner/operator truck driver the pay scale can range from eighty-three cents to three dollars per mile. Depending on the trucking company and the commodity. It's also dependent upon the miles you are willing and able to run as an over the road trucker driver. It's a very lucrative business.


Answer by  Vllad45 (1886)

It's not too bad, but it depends on the load and how much the owner pays his drivers. Good loads pay a total of about 60 cents per mile, but the owner has to pay the driver around 30 cents and then account for gas as well, so often he makes about 20 cents.

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