I Have Nicknamed My FM OH Great One.

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Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Why, you may ask. Because he works his magic to get me what I ask for. I had put in for home time from Tuesday, 10/23 to Thursday 10/25. I had to take my wife to get some surgery, yet need money. I asked him if he could find me loads through Saturday and at least one dispatch on Sunday to start the week off. I also asked if he could find me at least 1500 miles for Friday and Saturday so I wouldn't have to burn vacation days. Here are the results.

These are the loads he found to end the week with a bang.

0480279001540405970.jpgThis is the net pay to end that week.

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This is where I am to start this week.

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This is the load he found for me to end my home time with.

0323113001540406420.jpgThis will give me just over 3000 miles for the week. So, I now call him OH Great One.

Kim T.'s Comment
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Nice!

In my very short time out here I am finding that if you bust your ass for your FM , they will do the same for you...if they are a good FM.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Preform well and they make sure to take care of you.

Don's Comment
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Here at FAB Express, my dispatcher keeps me moving throughout the day. There is definitely no sitting. By the end of my week, I am pooped!

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Ralph D.'s Comment
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Big Scott, If you don't mind my asking what is the $0.145 line on your statement?

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Big Scott, If you don't mind my asking what is the $0.145 line on your statement?

That is the per diem amount. Add the two amounts together and it comes to my 42 CPM.

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

Brent R.'s Comment
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Big Scott I’m curious what do you get reimbursed for? Do you pay that out of your own pocket I guess? Thanks

Splitter's Comment
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Big Scott I’m curious what do you get reimbursed for? Do you pay that out of your own pocket I guess? Thanks

Lumpers, cash payouts for fuel, washouts, additives, etc. Even if you leave load locks at a drop & hook, you’ll get reimbursed.

Brent R.'s Comment
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Ok thanks

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Splitter works for Prime. CFI reimburses us for reserved parking, any showers we pay for, anything we buy for the truck or trailers (fluids, bulbs, etc.). We are a dry van company and don't get washouts or use load locks. Lumpers are rare and reimbursed when we have to pay them. In most cases I can pay for scales with my comm data card, if I have to pay out of pocket for it, they reimburse. We don't have to come out of pocket for fuel. Hope that helps.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
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