Friday, September 11, 2015

Make More Money Running As A Team!

At other companies, transport drivers of the motorized and towable variety each suffer from a few issues. For the pickup truck owner/operator, it is the case of deadheading all the way back home or to the terminal more often as not. For the motorized driver, it is how to get home after a delivery.

At Synergy, by trying to team our drivers, both of these drivers stand to make more money! Here's how...

Lets look at Mary Motorized taking a box truck and Pete Pickup pulling a triple axle trailer to Denver....

Goshen, IN to Denver, CO - Running Separately
Mary Motorized Pete Pickup
Pay 1109 miles $942.65 Pay  1109 Miles $1,474.97
Costs Fuel $225.07 Costs Fuel Out $266.16
  Trip Home $215.50   Fuel Back $210.71
        Wear & Tear $221.80
Net Pay Run Profit $502.08 Net Pay Run Profit $776.30
 
Now, let's team these two up and see how much more they can make...
 
Goshen, IN to Denver, CO - Running Together
Mary Motorized Pete Pickup
Pay 1109 miles $942.65 Pay  1109 Miles $1,474.97
Costs Fuel $225.07 Costs Fuel Out $266.16
  Trip Home $105.36   Fuel Back $105.35
        Wear & Tear $221.80
Net Pay Run Profit $612.22 Net Pay Run Profit $881.66
 With Mary helping pay the fuel costs coming home for a ride with Pete, rather than riding the Greyhound, she earns over $110 more! And Pete, with a person coming home and splitting costs, makes an additional $115! By working together, the Synergistic effect kicks in, and these drivers combined earn over $225
 
If you are interested in making far more money by teaming with another driver, talk to your dispatcher about teaming up! If you're an owner/operator, and know someone who might make a good driver for us, let recruiting know, and we will get to work signing on your teammate!

Note that truck expenses listed above are estimated and can vary depending on the truck and how the driver operates and maintains it.


 

16 comments:

  1. mary motorized get paid less? yet she does have wear and tear on her tow veh?

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  2. no tow vehicle, she rides home with Pete.

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  3. Be great if Synergy could get back hauls for drivers so both the company and driver can make more money and use time better. Tow vehicle or not it is hard on the driver when all the loads only come out of Goshen,Indiana. If you have drivers who live over 600 miles away this is even harder on them.it means no home time if they want to make $$$

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    1. Dave,

      I am sorry that your experience with Synergy isn't working out how you would like. I would like to point out that you were told during the recruiting process multiple times that 1. the tow vehicle you planned to use was too heavy, and 2. the vast majority of our runs originate in Elkhart County, Indiana. We do have several drivers who live further than 600 miles out who have been doing this profitably for a while now. Since you have taken only one trip for us, I would encourage you to reserve judgment until you have given this a fair shot.

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  4. They have very little back hauls because they haven't been able to steal away more customers from Quality Driveaway. Even Synergy admits all of their customers they took form Quality. That's why they keep hiring all of their office staff from Quality. That way they can bring their contacts to Synergy. They brag about their online load board but none of the Motorhomes or other good runs are ever put on there.

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    1. That is an interesting comment, Anonymous. Unfortunately for you (but fortunately for us), it is simply not true. Still being relatively new in the driveaway industry, we are constantly looking for outside contacts to help our drivers get home. The contacts that we cultivate to help serve our drivers better are typically small, and found on our own, not by using some secret stolen list of customers.

      As far as hiring office staff from other companies, it is simply not a matter of "stealing" them. It is a matter of people hearing about what kind of a place Synergy is to work for and coming over voluntarily. In the last 9 months, Synergy has not actively recruited anyone employed by a competitor...these few people have come over of their own volition because they want to be a part of the best transport company in the industry, and they believe that Synergy is that company. No one recently brought on board has access to super secret customer lists.

      Finally, to address your concerns about the load board, as of this morning at 8AM, there are 28 loads on the load board, ranging from 1350 miles to 140 miles (which pays the $200 minimum rate). This isn't too bad for a young company in what is traditionally the slowest week of the year.

      Thanks for voicing your concerns, Anonymous. If you would like to discuss them further, please feel free to give us a call or stop in.

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  5. $200.00 minimum rate is actually only $170.00 after the $30.00 pull-in fee to bring Supreme trucks to the yard from one block away.




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  6. Alas, Anonymous, it appears you may be speaking incorrectly again. There is not, nor has there ever been, a $30 pull out fee on motorized units. If you or someone you know has been charged a $30 pull out fee on a motorized unit, please let our pay clerk, Stephanie, know, as there has been an error, as WE DO NOT HAVE A $30 MOTORIZED PULLOUT FEE. Again, maybe the best way to clear up any errors or misunderstandings is to actually talk to someone instead of making random anonymous posts. We're standing by to assist you.

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  7. The bare minimum truck that can be used at Synergy is a 3/4-ton pickup (250 or 2500 series). Typically anything bigger than a 1-Ton or maybe a 1 1/2-ton is going to use too much fuel and will cut into your profits a bit. the 1-ton dually is the most popular truck with our CDL A drivers, with the non-CDL A drivers, there is probably an even split between 3/4-tons and 1-tons. Hope this helps!

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  8. This is a Great company to work for and deal with. I have been with them going on 2 years in August. Before Mr. Anonymous claims I don't know what I am talking about. I Own and Operate My own company besides working with Synergy (and no I do not haul or compete in anyway against them. I do specialty stuff that they are not in the market of doing) I use a 1-ton Chevy, and haul CDL loads all the time. There is money in doing tow-away, and motorized if you can manage your expenses vs profits correctly. Managing everything I do for my expenses on a trip average out to $0.65-$0.75/mile and the rest is profit for me. This includes putting money back for maintenance and tires. It all comes down to managing how you run your truck or drive, and managing cost to operate. I would and have recommended Synergy to anyone and everyone. Also if you are having mechanical problems with your truck they will work with you while you are getting it fixed.

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  9. The $776. profit is a little misleading. There is at least three nights of motels, probably four. And four days worth of meals. So when you are done, for that four day trip you clear MAYBE $500. That's $12 bucks an hour. And their are other fees involved too. Your liability insurance, lot fees, etc

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    1. Wasn't intending to be misleading, but I can see your point. Wanted to try to keep the numbers simple.

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  10. I've been referred to Synergy by a driver / friend. I really hope to have the opportunity and I think many miss an opportunity to help yourself and synergy. With all the information on the web if you are taking a motorized to Montana why not cold call while driving to find a load back to process through Synergy? I see if given the chance I'll be calling from the moment I get on the highway. You build the company and your own future by being invested in creating growth.
    Or am I wrong? We are investing in our own future.
    Jim Noble

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  11. wanting to apply but how much is the pay for motorized(mileage)? can i tow my kia behind it? how long is it a wait for a comeback motorized? thanks

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