Detention Pay

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  1. TexasTruckin19

    TexasTruckin19 Bobtail Member

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    I own a truck and hired a Driver for that truck. I pay him a percentage of what the truck makes. If the broker gives me 25/hr for detention pay, how much of that should go to my driver?
     
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    well, to me, i'd say split the cost, like maybe him 25% you 75%?

    but that's only about $6.25 an hour.

    you know, i'd be thinking you are the owner, that truck ain't moving, you are losing money.

    or you can go 60-40 (you 60, him 40) , or 50-50

    but i was always a mere company driver, so it's just my 2¢
     
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  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Heck $25/hr wouldn't pay my compensation package, and I'm just a dumb company driver too....
     
  5. TexasTruckin19

    TexasTruckin19 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks. Was thinking of splitting 50-50. Just wanted to see what the norm was for other drivers working for small companies.
     
  6. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I would give the driver 89%. $20 an hr. You treat the driver well you may keep him for awhile.
     
  7. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Just a personal thought. Let him keep it less any fuel costs for idling. You're losing nothing and he's getting compensated for the hassle.
     
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  8. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    Tell the broker to stick 25 hour 100 per hour min,if you are running freight 2 dollars mile 65 mph 130 per hour say no to cheap freight
     
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  9. TexasTruckin19

    TexasTruckin19 Bobtail Member

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    It is a frozen load. My reefer has been on all day waiting to get unloaded. Plus we lost out on loading today so I’m losing out. So I need to charge them something as well.
     
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  10. TexasTruckin19

    TexasTruckin19 Bobtail Member

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    Its an XPO load so they have a standard detention rate.
     
  11. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    So you are punishing your driver because you made a bad business decision?
    What does the driver average per hour driving? That's what you pay him. If you take a loss, well that should motivate you to create better decisions.
     
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