All trucking companies are different. Local loads will pay by the hour somewhere from $20-$25 an hour depending on experience. OTR drivers can make up to 50 cents a mile solo driving and 60 cents a mile team driving. What this calculates out to, is approx $200-$300 a day or $5000-$8000 per month. Truck driving is one of the highest paying and most sought after job, especially during the economical challenges we are facing. The need for transportation is in high demand which is one of the reasons it is paying so well! If you have ever wanted a layed back job with excellent pay, consider becoming a truck driver. Invest the initial 2-4 weeks for training and start earning a very decent wage.