Per Dium Pay Taken Away

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Muffin Head's Comment
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Been doing regional , home one day per week. Transferred to dedicated account giving me more miles but they reduced my pay by .06 per mile and eliminated the per dium pay. Is this legal ?

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Big T's Comment
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Been doing regional , home one day per week. Transferred to dedicated account giving me more miles but they reduced my pay by .06 per mile and eliminated the per dium pay. Is this legal ?

Yes it is legal. Hopefully you are getting enough miles to overcome the .06 cpm cut.

Are you home more on the dedicated?

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Annee's Comment
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Of course, it's legal. If you're not happy there are many other trucking companies to work for.

Kurt G.'s Comment
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If your per diem plan is like the one we're offered, you're really just getting money up front that you could save off your taxes by claiming a per diem for days you're away from home. So they haven't really taken away anything. We were told that they don't recommend being on the plan if you're home every week because it won't work out to your advantage, so that may be why they took you off it. (I'm not a tax expert, you should get professional advice.)

Per Diem:

Getting paid per diem means getting a portion of your salary paid to you without taxes taken out. It's technically classified as a meal and expense reimbursement.

Truck drivers and others who travel for a living get large tax deductions for meal expenses. The Government set up per diem pay as a way to reimburse some of the taxes you pay with each paycheck instead of making you wait until tax filing season.

Getting per diem pay means a driver will get a larger paycheck each week but a smaller tax return at tax time.

We have a ton of information on our wiki page on per diem pay

Muffin Head's Comment
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Yes , I'm home a few nights per week now. But back down to my starting pay from last Nov. thou. Getting 2000-2600 miles per week now.

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Been doing regional , home one day per week. Transferred to dedicated account giving me more miles but they reduced my pay by .06 per mile and eliminated the per dium pay. Is this legal ?

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Yes it is legal. Hopefully you are getting enough miles to overcome the .06 cpm cut.

Are you home more on the dedicated?

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Been doing regional , home one day per week. Transferred to dedicated account giving me more miles but they reduced my pay by .06 per mile and eliminated the per dium pay. Is this legal ?

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Yes it is legal. Hopefully you are getting enough miles to overcome the .06 cpm cut.

Are you home more on the dedicated?

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

ChefsJK's Comment
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Are you wish Schneider by any chance?

Big T's Comment
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That is going to be the problem then. You can only claim per diem when you are away from your home. If you are at home a few nights a week then they most likely cannot pay you the per diem. At the end of the year though you just can claim per diem for every day you are away from your home.

Yes , I'm home a few nights per week now. But back down to my starting pay from last Nov. thou. Getting 2000-2600 miles per week now.

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Been doing regional , home one day per week. Transferred to dedicated account giving me more miles but they reduced my pay by .06 per mile and eliminated the per dium pay. Is this legal ?

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Yes it is legal. Hopefully you are getting enough miles to overcome the .06 cpm cut.

Are you home more on the dedicated?

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Been doing regional , home one day per week. Transferred to dedicated account giving me more miles but they reduced my pay by .06 per mile and eliminated the per dium pay. Is this legal ?

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Yes it is legal. Hopefully you are getting enough miles to overcome the .06 cpm cut.

Are you home more on the dedicated?

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Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Per Diem:

Getting paid per diem means getting a portion of your salary paid to you without taxes taken out. It's technically classified as a meal and expense reimbursement.

Truck drivers and others who travel for a living get large tax deductions for meal expenses. The Government set up per diem pay as a way to reimburse some of the taxes you pay with each paycheck instead of making you wait until tax filing season.

Getting per diem pay means a driver will get a larger paycheck each week but a smaller tax return at tax time.

We have a ton of information on our wiki page on per diem pay

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