Extra Pay for tarping

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  1. Paramount Trucking

    Paramount Trucking Bobtail Member

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    Quick question.. Do you pay your drivers extra for Tarping a load or is that considered part of the job and all is included in the pay.
     
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  3. picaso

    picaso Light Load Member

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  4. Paramount Trucking

    Paramount Trucking Bobtail Member

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    How much do you pay for tarping. I am not apposed to paying them what is the industry standard
     
  5. Hyweighman

    Hyweighman Medium Load Member

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  6. FLATBED

    FLATBED Road Train Member

    We charge the customer for it if the require it and in turn pay our drivers to do the tarping / untarping
     
  7. CoronadoDriver

    CoronadoDriver Light Load Member

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    Crst does 250.00 if I'm correct
     
  8. White Dog

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    Tarping pay may or may not be included with the line-haul to the truck. Most of the time, it is a negotiated accessorial fee charged to the shipper requiring the load to be tarped.

    Since YOU own the tarps, you are allowed to take your share (to maintain expenses on said equipment). Keep in mind, the driver does ALL the work. Some times in hot, hot weather...some times in cold, cold weather...some times in ideal weather. But regardless the weather---you do NOTHING but own the equipment.

    To make it easy, you may just wanna set a price and be done with it...eliminates confusion. And, the least YOU will see when tarp is required will be around $80.00. I would set my "tarp pay" to the driver at $75.00---so even on the cheapest rate, the company still gets a little something-something to put in the equipment maintenance fund....and $75.00 will make the driver happy. You COULD be generous, and split the tarp pay 90/10---keep 10% for equipment up-keep, and give the guy/gal that is busting their butt 90% of the tarp pay.

    I completely despise these companies that pay $10, $20, $25 for tarping and pocket the rest---I have seen what gets charged and paid for tarping, and these jerks that sit in an air conditioned or heated office doing nothing but booking loads do not need to profit off the blood, sweat, and tears of those of us that do all the work.

    Be fair, be nice, and you won't have to put a revolving door on your business front.
     
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  9. strollinruss

    strollinruss Road Train Member

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    35 to 50 bucks is what shippers will usually be willing to tack on for tarping. Those are real numbers in the real world. If anyone gets more than that it isn't on any regular basis.
     
  10. flatpete77

    flatpete77 Bobtail Member

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    Depends on the shipper for the amount. If the require it and have a tarp machine its in your rate, you have to pay the driver out of your profit portion. Tarping can be a real pain, take the amount of work required and figure a rate for your driver. Most played was 150, least was 25
     
  11. White Dog

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    Wow! How long has this guy been getting snowed?
     
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