Payroll advance for company related expenses

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

  1. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    No!

    I don’t know what you are doing but as an employee, you are not responsible for any fees or fines to do with the company. The company needs to step up and pay them without your involvement.

    find another company and quit this crap company,
     
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  3. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Ask your company if their customers pay them with Comchecks!
     
  4. Moose1958

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    This has me a bit stumped as well. Pickup and delivery appointments as well as any business coming from being late was handled by my carrier. I can only remember a few VERY rare situations where I called and spoke to a shipper/receiver directly about the timing of one. This happened to me once with a Walmart DC, I had a small load and my reefer quit. I contacted the DC and they said come on in. I then took my reefer to TK.

    This sounds like a small operation. I see nothing specifically wrong with it, BUT it is WAY outside the norm!
     
  5. Ridgeline

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    Well it is wrong when someone has to take a pay advance to pay for something that the carrier is responsible for.

    As mentioned good carriers will hand the driver cash and a credit card. My drivers have credit cards that are pre-loaded and anyone in the office can reload them as much as needed, even for lumpers. If a lumper requires cash, I don’t want the driver to be their source of cash, we call the receiver and work out something. I’ve told the receiver they can bill us for the service but the driver isn’t going to pay the $400 or what ever it is, it isn’t the drivers problem.
     
  6. Moose1958

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    Not when you consider things like "lumper fees" are also pay advances. As long as you get a receipt and turn it in these funds will never be seen on the driver's check. ANYTIME a driver is sent money by their carrier it is a pay advance that the driver is responsible for. To be clear in this specific situation I find it to be 100% BS. So much so that this entire situation doesn't pass my smell test! Driver's are almost NEVER in the loop when it comes to anything about scheduling or paying "fees". In my years as a driver, I have never seen this happen, heck until the OPs thread I have never even heard about it!
     
  7. Wasted Thyme

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    Just goes back to my original post. Suck it up or find another company. ;)
     
  8. Espressolane

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    Worked for a company for a short period of time. During that time, several situations occurred where charges needed to be paid. The company did comm checks for them, these processed just like a pay advance. Personally I was not happy about that.

    After about a dozen or so of these transactions I noticed something. On every settlement, was an amount for these advances. Said right on it “advance fee” basically they had a charge of $2.50 for each “advance” that had been made. This was not funds that I had taken for personal use, but checks for payment of company related charges. It was brought to several management and payroll people. Told them these fees were to pay company expenses and I wanted this money refunded. Actually had a payroll person tell me that the charge was for “Driver convenience”. That point forward, they had to figure out how to pay any fees or charges with out my involvement. And I did get my about $60.00 dollars back.
     
  9. Moose1958

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    I worked for a guy years ago doing repo that he a dishonest 3rd party doing advances. They tried this crap with some toll reimbursements and I told the guy I either got these fees back or he could find another person! That got fixed! Comdata is supposed to be set up in such a way these fees are paid by the company. There are a lot of people in this industry that are crooked! Same with almost every other one too!
     
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  10. REALITY098765

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    Bottom line here is, the driver should be charging and paid a fee for these services.
    Don't do it for free.
    What's in YOUR contract?
     
  11. tscottme

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    The company can pay fees by EFS or Comcheck "check". I would not take a payroll advance for myself, let alone to pay the company's bills.
     
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