Driver pays

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  1. Maters Trucking

    Maters Trucking Bobtail Member

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    In today’s market, how much are you guys playing drivers, not miles I need to know by percentage? Thank you
     
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  3. RunningAces

    RunningAces Heavy Load Member

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    I've been playing driver for 3 years now. Never could get over that imposter syndrome.
     
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  4. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    The numbers I hear are anywhere from 25 to 35 % of the gross. If the driver just drives and does no other physical labor 25% is a good starting point. If he's chasing down loads for you, or maintaining his truck...oil changes, lube, tires etc...he should be paid more.
    Oh...pay the driver on a W2. Don't short change him on the benefits either.
     
  5. Maters Trucking

    Maters Trucking Bobtail Member

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    Would you say 30% after fuel is too low?
     
  6. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    Are you paying any benefits? Paid time off? Health insurance? FICA? Holidays? Detention?
     
  7. Maters Trucking

    Maters Trucking Bobtail Member

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    How much do we pay for holiday’s? Wouldn’t that depends on if they work or not. I am new into the industry I’m just trying to figure out the best way to pay the drivers
     
  8. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Why are you paying after fuel cost is taken out? Just pay 25 to 30% of the gross to the driver.
     
  9. Maters Trucking

    Maters Trucking Bobtail Member

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    I have a driver asking a flat rate of $2500, will driver anywhere 26 years of experience. Doesn’t refused loads. What do you think of the deal?
     
  10. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    2500 weekly and on a W-2?
     
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  11. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    $2500 a week......shoot......where are you at.....I'll park mine and drive yours.
     
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