Loaded miles

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Kolorado, Jun 24, 2022.

  1. Kolorado

    Kolorado Medium Load Member

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    Here lately i've noticed my loaded miles on my load assessment to my GPS is like always 8-10% off.
    I get it zip code to zip code but still doesn't seem right 1159 mile GPS trip and 1089 loaded miles (paid)
    And last week i had a coast to coast and it was off 122 Miles,
    Is this normal
     
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  3. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Heavy Load Member

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    The company we use to work for called them mover miles or something like that. We had several checks where it was a 300 mile difference. Hopefully someone will come along here and explain it to you. But it seemed like we always was expecting such and such miles but we only got paid for x amount of miles. It was a downer at times. Because we knew exactly how many miles we drove but never was paid the exact miles.
     
  4. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Heavy Load Member

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    My husband and I drove team and I think we drove 200,000 miles that year. Well our previous employer would keep 8-10% just like you mentioned so we only got paid for 180,000 which would of amount close to 13,000 that the company didn’t pay us for actual miles we drove.
     
  5. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    I was averaging about 5-10% shortage of miles in the mid 1990s. Meaning some trips were very close to the actual miles I drove and other trips paid up to 10% fewer miles than the actual miles driven.
     
  6. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Trucking companies before GPS often paid based on a book for household moving companies. It was called Household Movers Guide sometimes abbreviated HHG or HMG.
     
  7. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

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    Sounds like a software version of the old household goods movers guide. Where “book miles” came from. They’re based on Main PO’s. Can be a lot of miles lost on a trip from the eastern suburbs of one place to the western ‘burbs of another as an example. You would eat the miles from where you loaded to the downtown PO on one end, and the miles from the downtown PO to where you deliver on the other. It added up quick, and the brokers caught on just as quick. Bid “hub miles” on the load and pay “book miles” when it was to their advantage.
     
  8. MOBee

    MOBee Road Train Member

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    Zip to Zip only works out for the employer. It is not fair but it is what you agreed to go to work for during orientation.
     
  9. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    At least you noticed. A lot of Drivers and O/O’s ignore it or accept it as being normal. It’s the oldest trick in the book.That 50 cpm job, is actually 42 cpm job. Absolutely no excuse for it today. Should be paid address to address. Shortest practical Truck Route. Just one more BS trick Companies pull.
     
  10. MacLean

    MacLean Heavy Load Member

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    Yes, a software. I’ve seen PC Miler do the same this. It’s definitely designed to help the owners.
     
  11. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    I base my loaded miles on the most miles between to 2(gps and speedometer) and turn in the hand tag. The shipper/broker will always pick the shortest mileage, I work with “Physical” mileage.

    Edit: “Physical miles”….. **Hub miles…..
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2022
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