Glad I moved over to Poly Trucking

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by chemster, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. mathematrucker

    mathematrucker Medium Load Member

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    Because "it's my choice?" That just confirms my point. I have the choice to receive the reward Poly is offering me for my next drop. How? By hanging onto my paperwork instead of turning it in. Some drivers consider it worth sacrificing this reward in order to be paid sooner, but make no mistake: the reward exists.
     
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  2. ArmyGuy

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    The 2k minimum hasn't been a thing for a long while. Even when it was it wasn't like they would say something for a few sub 2k weeks. Also theres quite a few of those 2k mile types but they work 35 weeks a year not 52.
     
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  3. ArmyGuy

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    My point is that where you turn in your paperwork is a non factor. You will not make more than the next guy who doesnt. Its not as simple as saying i held my paperwork 10x this year so i know i made $300 more dollars than I could have. Thats not true because there is several other important things that actually play a role in making more money.
     
  4. mathematrucker

    mathematrucker Medium Load Member

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    Because stop pay is only something like $30, it's not a major factor where you turn in your paperwork, but you still haven't presented any evidence to refute what I'm saying. When drivers arrive at a non-home terminal they can either (a) not turn in their paperwork or (b) turn in their paperwork. If they choose (a) they get paid for their next drop whereas if they choose (b), they don't. And if they choose (b) it's gone: nothing in the pay policy allows the driver to make up for it later and recoup that loss. The only potentially valid factor neither of us has mentioned yet---at least, not in this particular go-round---is that Poly management doesn't want drivers holding onto their paperwork, so there's a remote chance that choosing option (a) too often might eventually lead to being dispatched less than fairly compared to other drivers.
     
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  5. ArmyGuy

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    Lets just agree to disagree.
    Jumping over $100 to gain $30 is what im seeing. I can recoup $30 dollars on every load, im not sure why others couldn't. This is why for now Poly is a good fit for me. Every driver gets to run the way they want as long as you're not breaking the rules of the poly system. Its why drivers quit or complain you can't make money, yet theres several who obviously are making money. I will admit poly in my opinion is making it a lot harder to be successful. That being said you just have to work the system to benefit that paycheck.
     
  6. mathematrucker

    mathematrucker Medium Load Member

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    Whatever this mysterious extra $30 on the next load happens to be for, becomes an extra $60 instead if the driver chooses to hang onto their paperwork at the non-home terminal. No mystery there, it's just simple arithmetic.
     
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  7. ArmyGuy

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    Maybe to you, but for most drivers who miss a payroll week have one thing on their mind. Its not wow i just made $30, its how can i get to my home terminal to get miles turned in. More often then not that thinking will get you less miles.

    Last time i left my home terminal GP was June 11th. Earliest i will be back is the 27-28 if thats where my backhaul goes. Am i supposed to wait 3 weeks to get a check? Am i supposed to choose crappy loads just to get by a home terminal? If you worked here now you would know that drivers do a lot of sitting more often. I personally will pass up on holding paperwork to have better weeks and make more money. Single income family of 5, i am just not waiting 3-4 weeks to get a check. To the drivers who can, more power to ya lol.
     
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  8. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    This a mute argument to me.
    It’s seems to me that I get more taken
    Out for taxes if I turn in I’ve over 4000
    Mikes in a trip.

    It’s not worth it to me to hang onto
    The paperwork any longer than this.
     
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  9. Very Metal

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    Trucking is hard enough as it is, for a "company" not have a more fluid pay process for the driver is something I could not deal with. The only way it continues is the drivers working there, let it continue. It's really a passive aggressiveness form of trucker abuse.
     
  10. tucker

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    You'll just get a bigger tax refund.
     
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