Payroll advance for company related expenses

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by burnonfire, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. burnonfire

    burnonfire Bobtail Member

    Sep 25, 2021
    I am employed as a company truck driver and there are times when I arrive to pick up a load that has been rescheduled or has late fees. The customer will charge a rescheduling fee and or late fees and my company requires that I take a payroll advance against my paycheck to pay the fee. I tell my employer that I don't want to do an advance against my paycheck and they insist that is how it's done. Even though my employer reimburses me on my following paycheck, I still feel it's wrong that they insist that I have to pay these rescheduling and late fees. Keep in mind that both the rescheduling fees and late fees are the companies fault, not mine. Any input from any drivers experiencing the same issue would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2020
    GOAT watching
    If it's their policy. You have 2 choices. Suck it up or find a different company.
  4. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    1918 Anywhere, USA 90210
    That's how everyone does it. Either they send a com check or you get it at the truck stop. As long as you keep your receipts and send them in with the bills, you'll get your money back no problem... it actually shows up like that on my check stub. I forgot to send in the receipt for a washout once, that they gave me a com check for and they didn't reimburse me. I couldn't find that ticket to save my life.
  5. keebler13579

    keebler13579 Medium Load Member

    Nov 16, 2012
    Late fees and reschedule fees arent taken from my check as an advance company gives me an express code for a comcheck
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  6. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

    Apr 10, 2009
    Copied in Hell
    “Late.” That bothers me. I don’t do late. I sure as hell won’t do LATE FEES. Especially on my dime.

    “But Six, we will reimburse you.”

    No you won’t. If it’s not my fault, I am not paying for it. YOU pay for it. Me paying for it, even if reimbursed means it’s my fault. You deal with your customers and work out the money. I guess I am weird like that. If I don’t agree with it, I am not going to do it. I’m out.
  7. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    Either give them a comcheck number or wire them the company money.
    Why should the driver pay to operate their truck?

    Next you’ll be paying for fuel, but they’ll reimburse you.
    It’s called, the company is operating on your money, site, you get it back, next week, but they are operating on it this week.
    You’re being BSed.
  8. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

    Dec 17, 2010
    The Twilight Zone
    You're going to discover almost every carrier does this! For accounting purposes, ALL money sent to you is considered an advance and YOU are responsible for it. Then you get receipts and scan them in with your paperwork. I have had to do this maybe hundreds times over the years. Most drivers get a comcheck or an EFS code. The only time I have seen a driver not be part of this process is when something like a mechanic deals directly with the company and EVEN then they want you to turn in the receipt. Bottom line is there is NOTHING to see here, just make dang sure you get and turn in those receipts!
  9. Capacity

    Capacity Road Train Member

    Jul 28, 2019
    Neenah Wi
    Id let your dispatcher handle it , tell the boss to figure it out , you left out that they usally tax that to , when it goes back on your check.
  10. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

    Dec 17, 2010
    The Twilight Zone
    In my years of driving, I never once remember having a company expense like this come back taxable. In fact, in most situations, the company paid expenses like this, lumpers, or a hotel I can't ever remember this being taxed or even mentioned on my check stub! If you ever see it being taxed go beat the doors down in payroll because you have been royally screwed over by a cheap and lazy payroll dept!
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  11. '88K100

    '88K100 Road Train Member

    Aug 23, 2020
    Not my truck not my problem. Company should provide driver with a float. When I ran stateside we were provided 2 cash floats,,one CDN, the other USD to cover company expenses eg: tolls, bridges, cleaning supplies. WTF kind of company thinks truck drivers have money...we all one penny short of penniless.
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