Does your company pay miles to home time?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Lennythedriver, May 28, 2020.

  1. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Medium Load Member

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    Curious to know if after you deliver your last dispatched load and you drive from there to your home time and days off, if your company pays you for those miles? I personally don’t mind if they don’t but what ends up usually happening is the spot from my last dispatched delivery to the next one, my home is usually on the way. So they’re getting those miles for free out of me regardless.
     
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  3. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    No. But I use the fuel they pay for to go home. Last Friday I dropped my trailer and bobtailed 58mi home and 58mi back Monday. That was after going about 100mi out of my way to go home.

    I also dont play the cpm game.
     
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  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Yes they should. If ur getting paid by the mile and ur not going out of route then u should be getting paid all miles . dispatch , empty and bobtail
     
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  5. A Bug

    A Bug Medium Load Member

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    JB Hunt never paid me those miles but at least they paid for the fuel. I'm talking about a hundred miles a week sometimes.

    And yes sometimes my load would be near my home and sometimes it was in the opposite direction so it was even further a drive than if I had stayed out on the road so it evens out a bit. They routed me from my home but not to my home.

    Now I got a job where I live 20 miles away from terminal so I just park my car there for the week.
     
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  6. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    At the very least you should be getting paid for the miles from your last delivery to the first pickup coming out of the house.
     
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  7. Lostmykey

    Lostmykey Light Load Member

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    I don’t think so; I’ve submitted papers for the DHs to home time and have yet to be paid for one. I always ask them to route me there before I start driving home. It gets the fuel paid for and means I’m really going to be starting home time. I’ve had times where I thought I’d be a day early turn into a day late.
     
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  8. Hazmat Cat

    Hazmat Cat Medium Load Member

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    paid every minute
     
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  9. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    I'm local/regional these days, but MANY companies do. West Side Transport brags on that perk....all over.
     
  10. abyliks

    abyliks Medium Load Member

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    I have never, nor will I ever, work by the mile
     
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  11. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    Never been paid to go home, the company wasn't shy about deadheading me 300+ miles home either so I can't complain.
     
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