Schneider per diem

Discussion in 'Schneider' started by bamamac, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    I think there's a difference between reumeburable expenses (like lights, oil, etc) and the meal and lodging deduction we refer to as per diem.
     
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  2. Home_on_wheels

    Home_on_wheels Road Train Member

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    Like I said, I just heard about it the other day. That there is a big change in per diem pertaining to company drivers starting this year. Consult your tax professional.
     
  3. Mark Kling

    Mark Kling Technology Contributor

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    Actually it is M&IE...

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  4. boesshawn

    boesshawn Bobtail Member

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    From reading that file, I'm going to have to speak with an accountant to translate most of it into plain simple words with a lot less ambiguity.
     
  5. TurtlesLikeI

    TurtlesLikeI Light Load Member

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    The guy giving the "sales pitch" over at the Phoenix terminal was surprisingly honest about the cons of per diem. Like most things Schneider does, it saves the company money, but it's still helpful to your average new driver who is more worried about making their bills next month than how well off they'll be when/if they retire. I'm sticking with it for now until my finances stabilize, but long term I doubt it's a positive for me or any driver really.
     
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  6. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Medium Load Member

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    This is a good point I hadn't thought of. A new driver might benefit from this...but only because Schneider's starting pay for new drivers is so terrible.
     
  7. scythe08

    scythe08 Road Train Member

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    So post a list of OTR 'training companies that pay more
     
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  8. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Medium Load Member

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    Been out of truckload for ten years, so...if I ever need to research it, I'll get you that updated info.
     
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  9. scythe08

    scythe08 Road Train Member

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    That had a rude tone to it, I apologize. There are still companies paying. 27-.31 here, almost all 1099 and they never have an issue finding drivers. I can't figure it out.
     
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  10. LtlAnonymous

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    It really doesn't make sense to me. My current company, once I get to top scale, will be paying me well over double that. Hell, closer to triple than double. I feel sorry for anyone who makes under $0.40 per mile. I think that should basically be the industry minimum.
     
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