Extra Pay

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Donna M.'s Comment
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0154704001562881610.jpg Enclosed is my pay check last week. I have a lot of extras as I have circled. I understand what they are, but do other company’s pay this as well? Are there different rates at different companies. Also how does other companies handle lumper fees?

PackRat's Comment
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EFS checks for lumpers (crooks). Get a PO from your dispatch, call in to get the check approval and a check confirmation number, and turn in the receipt. The money gets taken from your EFS account, then you are reimbursed when you scan the BOL paperwork in for the next payday. You should never miss this money AS LONG AS YOU REMEMBER TO GET THE RECEIPT FROM THE LUMPER CONTRACTOR and scan it in.

Don’t get a receipt, don’t scan it or lose it.....you’re paying the money for that lumper from your account.shocked.png

Donna M.'s Comment
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That’s pretty much the way prime does it . But it always appears as a cash advance, which I guess it is.

PackRat's Comment
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It may show up in one paragraph as a deduction, then later in the paystub as accessory pay, or a stop pay add on.

Donna M.'s Comment
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Are there different rates on travel allowances or pretty much the same at all companies. Does every company pay fuel bonuses?

PackRat's Comment
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Not familiar with what a travel allowance is, but I do know not every company pays a fuel bonus.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Not familiar with what a travel allowance is, but I do know not every company pays a fuel bonus.

My company doesn't do a fuel bonus but we do get $0.02 a mile if we do over 10,000 miles that month as a safety bonus. We also have bonuses if we watch safety videos, and accident-free. I've had a couple months where I head over $400 in bonuses.

Jeremy's Comment
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I assume travel allowance is a per diem idk maybe im wrong but i get one flat amount per day with mine the company gives me my “bonus check” as well as my pay check my take home in my pay check is usually between 1000-1200 and my bonus check is between 200-400 that per diem def drops my yearly salary on paper though

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

Donna M.'s Comment
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Ours in on one check but the per diem or travel allowance is not taxed.

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

Dave S (formerly known as's Comment
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My pay stub looks just like that but without the per diem. BTW, excellent check!

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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