A Trucker's Wife Is Baffled HELP

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Grumpy brings up something I hadn't even considered. Is your husband leasing a truck? That could be an issue here.

52cpm and they get health insurance so i assumed he is a company driver. also, lease wouldnt be forced dispatch so i.put this outta my mind.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Old School's Comment
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I totally agree Rainy. After posting that it hit me. I think it's just a driver who is somewhat inconsistent.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Grumpy brings up something I hadn't even considered. Is your husband leasing a truck? That could be an issue here.

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52cpm and they get health insurance so i assumed he is a company driver. also, lease wouldnt be forced dispatch so i.put this outta my mind.

I'm sure you are correct. The wording just seemed strange to me, compared to all the other sites I've looked at.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Rainy D.'s Comment
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This is one of those issues where we are trying to read between the lines with inaccurate and limited information. Although i feel bad for her frustration, we know.nothing of them or the relationship or the company for which he works. He could be an alcoholic and sleeping off buzz a couple days a week..making up excuses to get the truck repaired, but just hanging out.. he could be a gambling addict and hanging in a casino while telling dispatch he needs a day off. who knows.

I run really hard for awhile then i slow down. i can do that. others run as hard as possible. others try to just get by. and lets face it...ive never met a driver who will say "im a bum. i just want to get by".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robin G.'s Comment
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I can not thank you ALL enough I understand how not getting enough information can limit answers, My husband and I have been together for 24 years We have been married 4 years I have a 26 year old son who has Autism and needs 24/7 care,Which I give him and my Husband helps when he is home.( My Husband has been the only Father my son has known He was 2 when we got together and my son's biological father has had nothing to do with him) We had to wait to marry due to my son's medical expenses, Rainy D I totally get how I may have sounded like a jealous wife but, as far as trusting my Husband to be faithful I think every Truckers wife feels it time from time, But Cheating isn't something I worry about. We both have talked and Cheating goes both ways The husband being on the road or the wife (or Husband) at home. I Choose to trust my Husband and if once in awhile I feel alone and I let my mind wonder I call him and tell him and by the time We are done talking the feeling is gone and He does the same calling me it's part of being apart. My husband doesn't lease a Truck He uses one of theirs, Another thing Rainy D brought up was Truckers that just get by.....This hit me hard and after reading everyone's comments and the fact that He says he doesn't remember his password on his paychex site where his Pay stub and Settlement would be well It got me to realize maybe he has things he doesn't want me to see, I also wonder as some of you mentioned maybe He isn't pushing for miles and just takes enough to get by with as much down time as possible. He has a good driving record and has 6 years in. I'm financially good on my own, I'm not totally dependent on his check but, I honestly felt he was not making enough to be gone all the time. Maybe this is to much for him at home with taking care of our son 24/7 I just know that this Forum has been the best thing and I hope to continue posting is their a section just for Truckers wives? I don't know the ins and outs of OTR Truck Drivers My husband got his Hazmat because he is looking at a job I believe its CST out of Indianapolis He would be driving to Chicago every night It is a dedicated route so he would go in at a certain time run to Chicago and then come home. all my questions have led to more questions but those have to be between us. Thank You so much for taking the time you all did I just needed some advice from real Truck Drivers and I cant express how much each of your comments helped me This site Truckingtruth is absolutely the BEST sometimes we all need a little truth and rather it's what you want to hear or not It's nice to know there is a place that is 100% put it on the table and keep it 100% REAL.........Be Safe out there!

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Daniel (Turtle)'s Comment
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I see a few things that could be going on. 1st is the pay is questionable.. Most companies can get a driver between 2500-3000 miles per week. If they sit they normally get some sort of detention. Example would be like my company gives $75 a day after 1st 24 hours. I think a good average for most drivers is 2800 miles, so at .52 cpm that is $1456 before taxes per week. I am not familiar with Chaser llc but i would have a hard time believing they are doing something to withhold earnings from him. I also don't know you or your husband. But i know the temptations of burning threw money on the road. And Cash advances are easy to do.. Look at Statements from them to see if he is taking out a lot of Cash advancements.. This lowers the over all pay cause he is taking money out while on the road. Most all companies does break downs of each load a driver is given.. Should see when the load was given and deliver. if driver is given 3 days to drive 500 miles then that is no good and bad on the company. Everything should be in the breakdown sheet of his loads.. Miles driven for the days, to and from.. Detention, Cash Advance, Scales, Insurance, Back child support, they should all now be listed..

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Chuck S.'s Comment
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I believe... every trucking company hires one person in their accounting dept. that sits and figures out a way to rip off drivers... from the very start of my career it was a never ending battle to fight for what I earned each week... My Wife didn't work at the time so she was able to look into the settlement statements and determine what my pay should be... they will do whatever they can to confuse you... and come up with every excuse to try and cover up... so the moral of this story is ... get to the bottom line as quickly as you can when it comes to your pay ... and if you don't this treatment will not end.... If they refuse to come clean... find another company... as quickly as you can ... I agree they are ripping this driver off ... he should be making double if not triple what they are actually getting paid...

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I believe... every trucking company hires one person in their accounting dept. that sits and figures out a way to rip of drivers...

I could not disagree more with that statement, are there some bad companies out there? Absolutely. Is every single one out not screw their drivers? Not a chance. It is impossible to say if the above poster is being ripped off without more information. There are numerous reasons why he isnt getting miles.

Phishtech's Comment
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The part about him NOT REMEMBERING HIS PASSWORD really hit a nerve here. When I just now signed on with Schneider the first thing I did was show my wife how to get access to everything I'll be doing while driving. She got my driver number and password and can see my settlements and pay statement.

I sincerely do not believe he has forgotten his password, surely he has it written down somewhere?? If he forgot it he can replace it with a new one any time he wants to.

Something is shady here because it seems he doesn't want you to see his settlements and pay statement.

PlanB's Comment
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Consistently low settlements at a good pay rate of 52cpm combined with the denial of access to pay stubs makes one possibility stand out in my opinion.

Pay Advances

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

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