Fuel Costs for Company Drivers?

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by georgio_93, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. georgio_93

    georgio_93 Bobtail Member

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    How do company drivers pay for fuel? Do they use some sort of a company fuel card? Do they monitors miles driven to amount of fuel consumed? Is the expense incurred by the driver and then compensated later?

    Thanks again guys
     
  2. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    Most companies give drivers a fuel card but fueling policies vary . Most cards have a daily limit . Some companies designate fuel stops on each trip . Some require verification calls when fueling . The required miles for each trip are known . Some carriers will charge drivers for fuel for excessive mileage and also for excessive idling .
     
  3. Bigarmin88

    Bigarmin88 Road Train Member

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    Most OTR companies have fuel cards for companies drivers.O/O have to pay for there own fuel.Some small mom and pop companies have drivers pay for fuel but they pay them back either half of it or all of it.
     
  4. Crotts Trucking

    Crotts Trucking Medium Load Member

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    I wanna know which ones only pay half the fuel cost back..... wanna steer clear of them!! LOL!!the driver paying for it out of pocket is few and far between, but does happen.
    Alot of O/O have accounts with loves, flying j, etc. or a company credit card. Most O/O leased to decent sized carriers run the carriers fuel card and the cost is deducted on the next weeks pay. Werner was weekly. sunday to saturday, or close to them days. CRST Malone was per trip. Whatever trips you turned in for the week, whatever fuel you bought on said trips, fuel was deducted.
     
  5. ew2108

    ew2108 Road Train Member

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    we pay for fuel by punching a set of numbers into the pump at authorized stations
     
  6. ronin

    ronin Road Train Member

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    Ressurecting a two year old thread to answer a question that's already been answered 3 times?
     
  7. ew2108

    ew2108 Road Train Member

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    i never looked at the date i clicked the link at the bottom of the page (similar posts) and just put my two cents in old post should be locked so this doesnt happen
     
  8. Irondog

    Irondog Light Load Member

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    What does it hurt? Brings it up for those that don't know.
     
    ew2108 Thanks this.
  9. Trudger

    Trudger Light Load Member

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    Can we say the magic word? COMDATA. That fabulous, magical card that fills up our tanks...or at least the 50 gallons or whatnot your dispatcher tells you to get. lol
     
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