Drivers percentage

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  1. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    So would that be 29.5% of the net?
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  3. 50WT

    50WT Bobtail Member

    Dec 26, 2015
    I get percentage pay , I'm told what the load pays upfront and it's always on my statement. I work for a small company, no trust issues here.
    I like the percentage way because if the truck makes good money, I make good. There's incentive for the truck to do good.
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  4. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    Companies shave off miles too.
    “I bet 10 miles will get them across LA or Atlanta.”
  5. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    Maybe at a fly by night outfit, but any decent place will just pull the mileage off a mapping program. On my board, google maps rarely varies from the listing by more than 5 miles, and sometimes the error is in my favor.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2021
  6. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    omaha , ne
    Van wyk pays on percentage.
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  7. striker

    striker Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2009
    Denver, Co
    I'm a company driver for a small family run intermodal carrier, I'm paid a split of hourly and percentage. Anything within 100 air miles is hourly, beyond that I currently get 30% of gross, less FSC or ancillary charges that are unrelated to me hauling the load. Drivers always talk about how mileage pay sucks, the reality, hourly and percentage pay can some times be very close, and will almost always be better than per mile pay. When I say almost always, if you start at the bottom of the totem poll, those first couple years, percentage pay and mileage pay will often be equal, but as you work your way up, percentage can sometimes outstrip hourly.

    It's not always about honesty, it could be protecting their rates. We have one O/O, on his settlement statements, she will give him the information, but not for us company drivers. In part because our O/O is paid differently than us, and it's a requirement in the contract, also, she's been burned in the past by revealing that info to a driver who then quits, goes to work for a competitor and tells them what the other company charges.

    It depends on the company, my percentage is based on amount billed to the broker/customer, less FSC and ancillary charges unrelated to me doing the job (chassis rentals, rail or yard storage, repair charges and similar). There have been loads where I've made a killing because of percentage pay on detention charges or a layover charge. Couple years back, I had a HHG load that was supposed to take 3 hours, took 11 hours, I'm not sure what the boss charged the steamship/mover, but it doubled my pay for the week.
  8. Driveright21

    Driveright21 Bobtail Member

    Apr 3, 2021
    I have heard that percentage is better than mileage pay
  9. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

    Oct 21, 2017
    Driving my recliner
    No, what the truck makes is gross, net is after the bills are paid
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  10. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Florida Panhandle
    I made 29.5 percent of gross.
    It was a sweet gig until the owner started undercutting the amount of revenue the truck was making on the loads. And made the brokers quit telling me what the load paid.
  11. Old_n_gray

    Old_n_gray Light Load Member

    Apr 9, 2016
    western pa
    I ran percentage one time for a small company. Stole from me every paycheck. Never again. 25% of nothing is nothing.
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