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    Quote Originally Posted by HD_Renegade View Post
    Yes but it does make you wonder what USX is charging them for miles and what the driver gets for the miles paid too.



    The backbone of the company are the people that are the least paid, and don't even come close to get any respect for what they do everyday. In case it is not clear here, the driver is the backbone of the company. The driver is the one that does not get the holiday pay, or any of the other company perks that those 8 to 5 people get, so why is it that the driver is the one that gets screwed?

    I for one have a lot more respect for the people that do the work everyday.
    Yep, thats pretty much every industry in this country. Ever try customer service? Stuck in a cube, working crap hours for crap pay, crap benefits, etc...

    Not one business is different as far as I know, unless you work for yourself......... then it's even WORSE! I've worked for myself several times, including now. Tried to fire myself several times, but I just keep showing up. I keep threatening myself that if I don't get better benefits and better pay, I'm quitting. My boss (me) had the NERVE to tell me that if my production was better, I'd get better pay and vacations.


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    Quote Originally Posted by guitar_plyr View Post
    Well I said I would post an itemized account of ways you lose money working at US Xpress, so here are some of the main ways I see on about every paycheck I ever got from them. I will include some examples to back up my statements as well.

    1. Pay based on house hold movers guide vrs practical route mileage.

    Ex. A trip from Tunnel Hill, GA to Laradeo, TX 1128 miles using house hold movers guide mileage. 1183 miles using pc miler practical route miles. Thats a difference of 55 miles x .42 cpm = $23.00. Don't sound like a big deal but over a year shortages like that will add up to $1000.00's.

    2. Paid on a sliding pay scale.

    Ex. Using the same example above Tunnel Hill, Ga to Laradeo, TX. We will use practical route miles as well which is 1183 miles. Now on a sliding pay scale you will make the minimum cpm because the trip is in the 901+ mileage scale in my case I made .36 cpm on this trip which is .06 cpm less than I make on trips 0-300 miles which is .42 cpm. So .06 cpm x 1183 = $70.98. Dont sound like a big deal add that up over a year!

    So I want to pause here a sec and put these two examples together. So in ex. 1 working at US Xpress paid on house hold movers guide mileage I lost $23.00 and in ex. 2 Being paid on a sliding pay scale I lost $70.98 so thats $93.98 on one trip imagine what that kinda stuff would add upto over a whole year?Don't forget, when they route you to get there, they also sometimes go the longer or shorter distance, but generally it is not time effective either way. And although they choose the route they want you to run, they don't pay you the miles you actually drive...

    3. Students using tuition reimbursement.

    ex. To participate in this US Xpress will deduct .02 cpm from your mileage rate. US Xpress pays $150.00 toward your tuition each month at .02 cpm that they deduct it takes 7500 miles to make that $150.00. Lets say you average 2400 miles a week x 4 weeks = 9600 miles per month. 9600 miles per month x .02 cpm which is what they charge you = $192.00 that you gave US Xpress to pay that $150.00 which is $42.00 you give US Xpress each month to pay your tuition.

    I hate the route solutions...Especially the ones they send you on 2 lane backroads because it is saving the company 2 miles...nevermind it is costing them more for fuel stopping at all those redlights

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    I can't complain, I left USA to come here, but also went from solo to teams when I came here. As far as what I see it is way better, but I also make more money and have a better fm than I ever had there.

    I didn't just wanna complain without mentioning the good. The money for teams is there, but there is a lot of people that work in the office that should re-think how they try and over control things.

    Send drivers to shippers 1.5-3 hrs early(I'm sure this is because some drivers can't get there on time).

    Choosing routes and fuel stops(I get paid less than what it actually is to begin with, and then get sent on longer routes, or slower routes that cost me more money...All this again because drivers are incompetant and go 2 hours out of the way to go home on a run, or run out of fuel)

    We can't have a parts kit. A mudflap cost $60+ everytime I get one replaced. Sometimes it takes TA's up to 5 hours to get you in for that 10 minute job.(Again another example where some drivers can't replace simple parts, so everyone else has to suffer).

    Can't get extra DEF from the terminals to haul in your truck, in case you need it, or more importantly to save the company money(because some drivers sold it)

    You know what would solve every above example...FIRE THE MORONS.

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    I have to comment on this. I have been working for USX, OTR company driver for almost 6 months I average $640/week gross (being generous) and I am out 3-4 weeks. Wish I would have read this thread before I started with USX. One run I had was dispatched 280 miles, 365 actual with live load/unload that took a full day. made less than $90.

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    Welcome to USX and that wonderful dispatch system they have and just how well they take care of people too!!!

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