Percentage pay, taking fuel sure charge off the top

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  1. Everett

    Everett Crusty Shorts, What???

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    Is it normaly practice to charge fuel surcharges on percentage loads , im a company driver and get 26% of the load ,and he taking fuel charge off that, i thought was for owner operators.
     
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  3. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    FS goes to the truck owner who is paying for the fuel. I assume you are a company driver making only 26%.
     
  4. Everett

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    i do believe, that if YOU are only a company driver, either salary, hourly, commission, percentage, mileage, or 1099, and you ARE NOT the owner of that equipment, you ain't entitled to the fuel surcharge, the OWNER IS, as he IS paying for the fuel, NOT you....

    so you may be "getting" 26%, but how much are you really getting after that FS..??

    maybe only about 20%..???

    negotiate for more percentage, or leave, but remember too, that FS may also increase.

    sounds to me like you are a 1099 driver......
     
  6. Everett

    Everett Crusty Shorts, What???

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    Thanks for that response. In advance.
     
  7. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    If the boss is paying for the fuel. He is entitled to the fsc. If your being paid percentage and you pay for the fuel. Your being ripped off.
     
  8. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Let's get an example...
    Load pays $1,000 plus $100 for fsc (Just keeping math simple)
    You are getting paid $260 or what?

    In any case, it's whatever your employment agreement states. If you don't like how you are being paid you are free to go elsewhere.
     
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  9. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    The truck bills $850 to deliver a load, boss charges $100 fsc, your percent is on the linehaul only, of $750.
     
  10. bigdad7

    bigdad7 Road Train Member

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    Wierd ....I guess i.m too lazy as a truck owner I just take all revenue on my trucks multiply by .25 subtract with holding tax's and send off the direct deposit ......make it to complicated and I think you lose trust
     
  11. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    $195.00........??? pay..????

    then he has to set aside money for taxes, everything else in his life....

    gonna be lucky to pocket $10.
     
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