Fuel charge company driver

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  1. TruckdrivingQ&A

    TruckdrivingQ&A Bobtail Member

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    I'm a company driver when I was hired they promised me 35% of the load. The truck made 4250 for the week. They charged me 1051.36 for fuel. The subtotal was 3198.64. So the driver was payed 1119.52. when I asked about it they told me I'm responsible for 35% of the fuel cost this doesn't make any since I feel like I'm getting beat out of money. If I was owner operator running under there authority I could see the fuel charge but then I should be making 80% of the load.
     
  2. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    Did you receive and sign an operating contract?
     
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    TruckdrivingQ&A Bobtail Member

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    No I didn't sign any contract
     
  4. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Obviously an illegal 1099 job. Go get a real job and stay away from the 1099 scumbag outfits.
     
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  5. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    Run Forrest, Run!
     
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  6. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Get away ASAP. Also, get that fuel deduction noted for tax purposes. It is tax deductable in most situations.
     
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    TruckdrivingQ&A Bobtail Member

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    TruckdrivingQ&A Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for info
     
  9. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    you are responsible for ALL of your 'payroll taxes' too....you need to set it up to pay the IRS quarterly estimated withholding, FICA, unemployment comp, ETC.

    Hence my advise.
     
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  10. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    company drivers do not pay for anything, except their food.
     
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