Do they have to show per diem pay on Settlement

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by antoinefinch, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. antoinefinch

    antoinefinch Light Load Member

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    Just started with a new company on 10 February 2020 got first Settlement and it states 777.20 Gross and 628.19 gross but they direct deposit 588.00
    When I asked they said it's because of per diem which I was never told they did, I wouldn't have 65worked for them if I knew that? Now she says my Gross was 628.19 but that's not what my Settlement states? And that 777.20 wasn't my gross even though my load pay adds up to 777.20, and that what's my Settlement says! I owed 165 for advance 150 advance plus 10 percent interest. Then I asked what was my net no answer from them yet? 14.00 detention pay plus 19.00 reimbursement. As soon as I can hide personal information I will repost Settlement maybe someone can explain it to me? I know it's only 40.00 but something ain't right?
     
  2. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    I'm slightly confused.
    Are you mad because they didn't tax you as much as they could have?

    If you grossed 777 but they deduct your daily per diem (up to $66/day) then your taxable income goes DOWN.

    You still MADE $777.
    You got taxed on the lower amount.
    Had they not done that, your bring home pay would have been probably $30-$40 lower.

    They didnt cheat you.
    Since company drivers can no longer deduct Meals and Expenses for days traveled, this is how you don't get raped on your tax return.

    Your advances are entire separate matter.
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    10% interest??? On an advance????

    Yes, please post a copy of that statement.
     
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  4. antoinefinch

    antoinefinch Light Load Member

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    No I wonder my deposit was 588.00 not 628.19
    My net pay and deposit doesn't match?
     

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  5. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    Yeah.. I'd eat bologna sammiches and drink water from a used soda bottle for a week or two til I had enough money at in reserve that I didnt have to request an advance.

    That's a money making scheme taking advantage of their drivers, IMO. 10% across the board on a fleet of drivers? WOW
     
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  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Well it comes to 582 not counting your reimbursement.

    Seems like that's where your problem lies.
     
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  7. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    Call them and talk to them.
    Not with hostility.
    ASK.

    Your stub has earnings of $777 and tax withholding of $195.
    That's $588.

    You were supposed to get, by your stub, $45.99 in reimbursements.

    588
    +46
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    634

    Your problem is likely somewhere in there. Just talk to them.
     
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  8. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    We were working on the same math.
    I think we need to meet up at the TTT and grill a steak.
     
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  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I'll bring the Hibachi.
     
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  10. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Am I seeing this right? Are you really getting paid 45cpm on a 1099?

    If so, just wow. And some people wonder what is wrong with this industry... Well, drivers that would accept that kind of pay is the main cause.
     
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