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    Check Route Paid by the load

    My boyfriend drives for a company who, upon hiring, promised to pay him 70% of the line haul. On his settlement sheet he receives with his paycheck, it states how much the load paid him. However, how are we supposed to know that that is actually 70% of what the load is worth? Is there any kind of regulation that requires companies who pay their drivers in this form to disclose how much the load was worth completely so that we can be sure my boyfriend's actually getting paid 70%?


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    Yes, legaly he can walk into the office and is entitled to see the freight bill. The company should be doing their operators best, by including the full amount of the load on the settlement, then showing his 70%.

    Example

    $3000 100%

    $2100 70%

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    [Code of Federal Regulations]
    [Title 49, Volume 4]
    [Revised as of October 1, 2003]
    From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
    [CITE: 49CFR376.12]



    (g) Copies of freight bill or other form of freight documentation.
    When a lessor's revenue is based on a percentage of the gross revenue for a shipment, the lease must specify that the authorized carrier will give the lessor, before or at the time of settlement, a copy of the rated freight bill or a computer-generated document containing the same information, or, in the case of contract carriers, any other form of documentation actually used for a shipment containing the same information that would appear on a rated freight bill. When a computer-generated document is provided, the lease will permit lessor to view, during normal business hours, a copy of any actual document underlying the computer-generated document. Regardless of the method of compensation, the lease must permit lessor to examine copies of the carrier's tariff or, in the case of contract carriers, other documents from which rates and charges are computed, provided that where rates and charges are computed from a contract of a contract carrier, only those portions of the contract containing the same information that would appear on a rated freight bill need be disclosed. The authorized carrier may delete the names of shippers and consignees shown on the freight bill or other form of documentation.


    Pretty straight forward here. A lessor (your boyfriend) can examine actual documents and compare them to his settlement(s) at the lessee's place of business anytime during normal business hours. And, the method of compensation is irrelevant. It can be percentage, flat rate, or mileage based. He can still examine supporting documents upon request.


    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_20...9cfr376.12.htm
    Last edited by High Desert Dweller; 04.23.2009 at 10.45 AM. Reason:: Add link to source

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlf0619 View Post
    My boyfriend drives for a company who, upon hiring, promised to pay him 70% of the line haul.
    70%


    Does he own the truck because if he is just a driver than he is making
    more than the truck and I don't think they would do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by High Desert Dweller View Post
    UNITED STATES CODE TITLE 49 TRANSPORTATION
    376.12 Written lease requirements.


    (g) Copies of freight bill or other form of freight documentation.
    When a lessor's revenue is based on a percentage of the gross revenue for a shipment, the lease must specify that the authorized carrier will give the lessor, before or at the time of settlement, a copy of the rated freight bill or a computer-generated document containing the same information, or, in the case of contract carriers, any other form of documentation actually used for a shipment containing the same information that would appear on a rated freight bill. When a computer-generated document is provided, the lease will permit lessor to view, during normal business hours, a copy of any actual document underlying the computer-generated document. Regardless of the method of compensation, the lease must permit lessor to examine copies of the carrier's tariff or, in the case of contract carriers, other documents from which rates and charges are computed, provided that where rates and charges are computed from a contract of a contract carrier, only those portions of the contract containing the same information that would appear on a rated freight bill need be disclosed. The authorized carrier may delete the names of shippers and consignees shown on the freight bill or other form of documentation.


    Pretty straight forward here. A lessor (your boyfriend) can examine actual documents and compare them to his settlement(s) at the lessee's place of business anytime during normal business hours. And, the method of compensation is irrelevant. It can be percentage, flat rate, or mileage based. He can still examine supporting documents upon request.


    http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_20...9cfr376.12.htm
    Thank you so much High Desert Dweller! You don't know how many times I went to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's website and had no idea what I was looking for. That will help a lot, especially in writing. I knew asking drivers would work out for the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coonass View Post
    70%


    Does he own the truck because if he is just a driver than he is making
    more than the truck and I don't think they would do that.
    He is leasing the truck from his company.

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester Magnum View Post
    Yes, legaly he can walk into the office and is entitled to see the freight bill. The company should be doing their operators best, by including the full amount of the load on the settlement, then showing his 70%.

    Example

    $3000 100%

    $2100 70%
    You'd think they'd be straightforward about it, right? As it turns out, the only ones making money is the owner. Too bad, right?

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    Your Welcome. It was pointed out by another member that my source was incorrectly indexed. It's not part of the United States Code. It's listed in the Code of Federal Regulations under Title 49.

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    Quote Originally Posted by High Desert Dweller View Post
    Your Welcome. It was pointed out by another member that my source was incorrectly indexed. It's not part of the United States Code. It's listed in the Code of Federal Regulations under Title 49.
    Thanks, just so you know, it was referenced correctly on the link you provided to me. And just so you know, his company did try to give him a hard time when he asked to see their side of the paperwork, but once they realized he had proof that they had to, they gave in. Thanks again, so much!

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    Yeah , you can force them to show you the bills but wait to see what kind of loads you get after that .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlf0619 View Post
    Thanks, just so you know, it was referenced correctly on the link you provided to me. And just so you know, his company did try to give him a hard time when he asked to see their side of the paperwork, but once they realized he had proof that they had to, they gave in. Thanks again, so much!


    SO were they being straight with him?

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