Why would a carrier show the rate con?

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by LB1, Jun 4, 2021.

  1. LB1

    LB1 Bobtail Member

    Nov 12, 2017
    I’m wondering why a carrier would consistently send a company driver a rate confirmation?

    Wouldn’t that just piss off the driver to know just how much they are bringing in compared to a cents per mile pay?

    Imagine seeing a rate con for $8000 or so and knowing your getting the cents.

    hmm... please explain.
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  3. Lazer

    Lazer Medium Load Member

    Jan 22, 2017
    Not all company drivers get paid by the mile
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  4. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

    Jun 3, 2018
    If you are being paid a percentage you need to know how much it is.
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  5. LB1

    LB1 Bobtail Member

    Nov 12, 2017
    What if your being paid by the mile, not percentage, it’s not your truck and your not paying fuel, etc. Why show it then?
  6. JolliRoger

    JolliRoger Road Train Member

    May 8, 2007
    It could be that the one in question is being overly "transparent.",
    letting the driver know "everything", that don't amount to a hill of beans.
    Once this assumption is accepted by that driver, he will not longer question
    other things the might effect his net pay, boss is honest and trustworthy.

    In my younger days from high school, I had 3 adults offer me propositions
    that would make me rich... Poor dumb me wondered if this was; the way,
    and if so.,why were they not doing it themselves.

    I passed, found me a job; changed to a better one when their promises failed to
    mareralize, and continued on into life working.
    I am 85, retired and comfortable till 95 at present financial assets and expenses.

    Probably die by or before then. But..
    I went to work, did my best, made them an excellent hand in trucking, U.S.Army,
    small loan company management/supervision, equipment sales/service.
    When they failed, I sought out others, gave notice, told them why when asked
    "Why are you leaving", moved on.
    Started our own equipment used sales/repair/rental with 2 friends. Ran it 14 years,
    sold to name brand dealer and retired.
    Trust everyone, but cut the cards twice.... Then watch closely how he deals them.
    Can learn a lot by listening and watching what you are being told. Trucking is
    a good training ground of how to avoid the worst encounters. I learned all I needed
    to know after the 2nd trip out.
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  7. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

    Oct 21, 2017
    Driving my recliner
    Say that driver produces $200,000 in revenue in a year. The driver costs $85,000 (he/she “grosses” say $65,000), maintenance and repairs cost $20,000, tolls cost $15,000, fuel cost $90,000, tags/permits cost $1,600, insurance $10,000, truck payments costs $35,000

    Then calculate the cost of the office building, yard, shop, drop lots, security, all office staff, electric, internet, phone service, elog system, etc...

    so you produced $8,000 in revenue. Good job, keep it up a lot of mouths depend on the revenue you’re generating!!
  8. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    It may be that the driver gets paid percentage.

    Or it may be that the company is used to sending the rate confirmation to owner operators, and so they simply pass it along to company drivers as well for the sake of keeping things simple for dispatch and IT.

    BTW, I know the rates for all of the loads haul and it doesn't piss me off. First, there's no reason why it should. And second, I understand that there are a lot more expenses to keeping the company in business and the truck rolling than just my pay.

    Since you have access to the rates, you should use that information to your advantage by requesting the better-paying loads and providing those customers with an extra level of service.
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