$1000 per day is NOT unreasonable.
Think about it. That represents 4 $250 calls per day. You've already got $75 of that covered for showing up at the door and making a diagnosis. That leaves $175 to go. Not hard to do.
4 calls a day ain't no ball-buster. But, just for the sake of discussion, let's say that you only do 3 calls a day. Fine, that's $260 per call after the SC/Diag Fee....
Here's the point. If you're not generating anything per call, you shouldn't be there very long and can move on to the next one. If you ARE there for a significant part of the day, then you should be generating some significant revenue from it.
It doesn't matter if you're getting paid straight commission, straight hourly, or some combination.....your truck MUST produce a given average daily revenue to justify your existence.
I had to let a guy go a few weeks ago....He thought that $1000 per week was good. His average ticket was $82.92. You can't run a business with those numbers. Hell, you can't survive on those numbers working out of your garage !! Because at that rate, you won't even be able to afford a house WITH a garage.....
That's business reality.