Understanding my pay

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by destined1, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. destined1

    destined1 Bobtail Member

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    Working for an owner operator, does fuel, insurance, and permit costs taken out of my pay check?
     
  2. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

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    Not if you've agreed to be paid a percentage of line haul. You are an employee, why would/ SHOULD you pay owner's expenses?
     
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  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    You should only work for an o/o with a contract.,
     
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  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    The only correct answer is either what @Ridgeline said, or fill out a W-4 during the hiring process. Any other option is illegal (and the contract route might be illegal too, depending) and you need to leave before crap hits the fan.
     
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  5. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Even if you fill out that W4, you should have a contract.
     
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  6. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    Drivers where I'm at get 22% of the gross income to the truck, they don't care about the net.
     
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  7. Oor

    Oor Road Train Member

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    Impossible for us to tell what kind of deal you signed on to. Ask him.
     
  8. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    What?!
    I am overpaying at 25%!
    And you are paying to operate it too!

    Pay cuts all around!
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  9. longhaultransport

    longhaultransport Light Load Member

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    I always got 25% of the gross.

    Now, whether the gross I was paid on is really the true gross, it is hard to know.

    Paperwork can be fudged, but I was happy with what I got paid.
     
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  10. Bigwin123

    Bigwin123 Light Load Member

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    Do you get 1099, percentage, or per mile?
    I get percentage after all weekly cost of Fuel, tolls parking. And light maintance. Wipers, fluids yada yada. How ever, I dont
    Contribute to major break downs or big maintenance. Such as radiators wipers motors. Wiring so on and so forth.
    The man I drive for is very honest. With out me asking he sends me, every week with out fail. His income statement for the truck I drive. With my pay stub. So they is never any question.
    My advise to you. Is just ask him or her straight up. Coming here and asking is good. As it won't cause tension between you and the boss. But only your check signier can asnwear that for you. Your a trucker if Causeing tension that will evently blow over is out side your comfort range. Well you haven't been out here long enough.
    In all honesty it took me 2.5 yrs of driving before I finally had enough of worrying about someone's feeling.
    Just be up front but not rude. I'm sure they will be happy to help you.

    If on the other hand. The go silent and muffle the communication. Well that's all I would need to know to look eles where.
     
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