Can Someone Explain My Schneider Paycheck?

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John M.'s Comment
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I’ve been driving with Schneider since the beginning of this month, (first company by the way), and have yet been able to decipher my paystub from week to week. I was signed on at .46 cpm. I know they pay differently based on if you’re loaded, deadhead , etc, but the most I’ve seen paid to me was .28 cpm. Can someone explain this?! I’m confused. I was going to post a screenshot but can’t. Lol. Thanks in advance!

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

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

Moe's Comment
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Are you sure what you are seeing isn't maybe the difference from gross vs net (AFTER Taxes and Healthcare deductions etc?) Otherwise if you are certain its not that, heck either way, I would try reaching out to Schneider payroll and question it.

I’ve been driving with Schneider since the beginning of this month, (first company by the way), and have yet been able to decipher my paystub from week to week. I was signed on at .46 cpm. I know they pay differently based on if you’re loaded, deadhead , etc, but the most I’ve seen paid to me was .28 cpm. Can someone explain this?! I’m confused. I was going to post a screenshot but can’t. Lol. Thanks in advance!

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

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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If you are getting some of your pay as per diem , it really can be confusing. I'm not a Schneider driver, but I'm fairly certain that's what is confusing you. Each listing of your pay should have some identifying number with it. That could even be the load number.

You may have a line showing mileage pay on a load number, and then per diem pay for that same number. You will need to add all the lines with the same identifying number to see what your actual pay is for that load.

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

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Steve L.'s Comment
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First place you should ask is your DBL. Since you’re still new, you may have a DBL who specifically deals with newbies like I did. He or she should either be able to explain it or put you in touch with someone who can.

When I signed on with Schneider seven years ago, the pay started at $.28/mile minus $.02/mile (admin fee for being on per diem), then it ramped up over 12 months, so I was at $.38/mile (I think) by the end of the first year. But it was all explained to me at the beginning.

Work towards the quarterly bonus too if yours is a bonus eligible position. That can be $600/quarter. Good luck!

Dm:

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.

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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