Prime Inc. Solo Company Driver Pay 2018/w Checkstubs

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IKnowImAwko's Comment
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Hello everyone.This was a big question I had before coming to Prime and what i'm sure anyone who has ever applied to a job wants to know.

How much money am I going to make?!?!

Well I have been solo for about two months now so I will post a breakdown of 2 months worth of check stubs. My first 3 will be a less than normal since I had so many deductions from purchasing the required materials before leaving for my first load, and took all of the loaned money I could during orientation.I came in flat broke. It made a pretty decent dent in my take home. Which is another thing to keep in mind.If you are going to take advantage of these advances for items when you get your truck. They will come out of your check as a $25 deduction every week, $25 for the advances in orientation, and $50 for chains .So I owed for the items I purchased at the company store/shop,chains and the loans i received during orientation that's a total of 100 every week.If you also need the sleep study that will come out as a $50 deduction every week but I was in TNT so long it was paid off before I went solo.

Please keep in mind that I am single with no dependents , claiming no exemptions and having 10/week extra taken out to make sure I do not owe come tax time, so the take home could be a bit different for you.

CPM I am a company driver in a light weight truck.From what I understand the breakdown is; .36(base) + .05(light weight bonus) + .01(raise for hitting 80,000mi). So my check stubs show .42 cpm. Then my non taxable per diem of .08 is added.This comes to a total of 50CPM. Not bad for a newbie. A .05CPM bonus is applied to trips that pick up and deliver in the north east region.

Stop Pay $20 for anything between the 01 and 90. So if I have an 01, 02, 03 and 90, I will receive $40 in stop pay for that trip.

Fuel Bonus This depends on average MPG at the end of the pay period. The fuel bonus can range from .017CPM at 7.75MPG and .082 at 10.75MPG. I get my fuel bonus most weeks and normally hit 7.75 - 8.25MPG. I can't see getting 10.75 MPG unless your going snails pace on the freeway.

My Pay I received my truck on 9/3/2018 and got my first load on 9/6 going from Rogers, AR ---> Mountville, PA.I'll start from there. I too lazy to edit every stub so I will post my first solo check stub and the most recent one, then give a snap shot of all the others.I blocked out any personal information and any thing that Prime could potentially follow back to me such as trip and item and numbers. Juuuust in case. The snapshots may be a bit off.I did not include some small bonuses because I have no idea what they are for.Payroll puts some random abbreviation by them and I keep forgetting to call and ask.If anyone from Prime knows what the part highlighted in blue means please let me know.

This shows with the right dispatcher and the will to run there is money to be made here once you get the hang of it! I hope this will encourage someone to take the leap from the struggle bus ^^

9/21 3 Trips all in the north east region + .05CPM 1,438 miles No Fuel Bonus Gross 840.86 Taxes $165.56 Per Diem 115.04 Deductions 174.54 (chains,company store/shop,seat removal,orientation advance) Take Home $458.24

9/28 3 Trips 1 of which was in the north east region + .05CPM 2,333 Miles Fuel bonus 46.67 Stop Pay $40 Gross $1,095.44 Taxes $241.05 Per Diem $186.64 Deductions $100 Take Home $936.03

10/5 *4 days of hometime* 1 trip 1,102 Miles Gross 511.66 No Fuel Bonus Taxes $98.33 Per Diem $90.56 Deductions $100 Take Home 402.89 10/12 4 Trips 2,361 Miles Gross $1,540.50 Detention Pay $375...I think?. 125 added onto every trip Fuel Bonus $61.4 Taxes $373.01 Per Diem $188.88 Deductions $100 Take Home 1,222.37

10/19 10/12 3 Trips 2,489 Miles Gross $1,104.55 Fuel Bonus $45 Taxes $243.76 Per Diem $199.92 Deductions $156 (orientation advance, I had payroll pull what I owed for the company store/shop and chains) Take Home 904.72

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.

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

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Thanks. That will help. Rainy has an ongoing thread of her pay and I have one of mine. These help so many see what can be done from start to future. Good luck with continued success.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I am totally guessing, but the part highlighted in blue looks to me like detention pay (270 minutes - $67.50) and Safety pay ($0.20 x 900 miles, though that would mean they rounded up). I could well be wrong. The extra penny is a puzzler though.

Michael P.'s Comment
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I blocked out any personal information and any thing that Prime could potentially follow back to me such as trip and item and numbers. Juuuust in case.

@IKnowImAwko FYI: The shared google drive document shows an owner name. Hopefully that is your alias and not your real name. Thanks for sharing your paystub, it's very good info.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

IKnowImAwko's Comment
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I am totally guessing, but the part highlighted in blue looks to me like detention pay (270 minutes - $67.50) and Safety pay ($0.20 x 900 miles, though that would mean they rounded up). I could well be wrong. The extra penny is a puzzler though.

I called payroll to confirm this and your right!Those are my detention pay and safety bonus. That's what I was thinking at first but I thought our detention rate was $20/hr and it wasn't adding up.

Detention is $15/ hr but can vary depending on the shipper/receiver.

I think she said my safety bonus is applied to miles over 2,000 at 2CPM instead of the normal 5CPM because I had a service failure on one of my first two loads but after a few weeks of on time deliveries it should go back to the full amount...i think.I wasn't hearing her correctly and didn't want to ask her to repeat a 3rd time.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
IKnowImAwko's Comment
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I blocked out any personal information and any thing that Prime could potentially follow back to me such as trip and item and numbers. Juuuust in case.

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@IKnowImAwko FYI: The shared google drive document shows an owner name. Hopefully that is your alias and not your real name. Thanks for sharing your paystub, it's very good info.

Yikes! Thanks for the heads up.I'm not seeing where it is but I changed the name on the account anyway.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Michael P.'s Comment
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Yikes! Thanks for the heads up.I'm not seeing where it is but I changed the name on the account anyway.

You can find the owner information by clicking on the circle dots in upper-right corner, then select details.

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DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

IKnowImAwko's Comment
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@Michael P. Ah nevermind.I saw your screenshot.

Daniel (Turtle)'s Comment
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The one thing that has always bothered me is how many of these companies do Per Diem.. This is good example.. It is stated up above that per diem is .08 cpm.. The national per diem allowed is $63 per day non taxed.. So some basic math here..

lets say you run an average of 600 miles a day for 5 days at .45 cpm.. 600x5=3000x.45=$1350 .08x3000=$240 of that is non taxable.. But same millage and days if used $63x5=$315 non taxable.. So basically the companies that offer the cpm for per diem is screwing the drivers by not giving them full $63.. And if you look at the bigger picture and say you run 50 weeks out of the year with same average, then your loosing $3,750 that should have not have ever been taxed.. Those of you who make per diem with cpm I invite you to look at your check.. Check what you made for each paid day out.. Then put against the $63 per day and see which one averages out more.. And see if your company matches up to it..

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

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.

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