Best Way To Do A 50/50 Split?

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Devante W.'s Comment
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Thank you so much Banks on the information that you have provided. I will be going for the city driver position. Do you think that the road position is better? And if it is will I have the opportunity to switch to road? And do you know how the station is? Meaning like if it’s a good station to start at?

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I will be working out of the Delanco New Jersey branch. I live outside of Philadelphia. I’m really a go with the flow type of person so I can adjust to the schedule. I’m just worried of failing for the most part. Do you have information on that station?

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That's the Cinnaminson building. I've been there before, I believe it's an end of the line center based on it's size. If I had to guess, you'll be doing your training in Chester Springs. The yard in Cinnaminson is too small for learning how to back.

An end of the line center deals with freight specific to that building that goes out with a city driver for delivery. The freight a city driver picks up gets put into pups and road drivers take them to a hub to get sorted based on destination. As a road driver at an end of the line center, you'll be doing shuttle runs. They are under 200 miles one way and you work the dock at your destination.

Banks's Comment
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I've never been inside the building or spoken to management. I'll probably see somebody that works there tonight and I can ask them for more information.

When you do a road run for FedEx, everything is done on the handheld. You know where you're dropping the trainers upon arrival and you know what you're talking back. It's all on the handheld. The only time you have to go inside is if you're taking a loaded trailer and you need the paperwork. Whenever I've gone there I bring back empties so no need for paperwork, no need to talk to anyone.

City drivers work during the day and do pick ups and deliveries. Road drivers with no seniority work nights. It depends on what works better for you.

You can switch to road when the position opens up. They open periodically with retirements and transfers. It goes by seniority.

Devante W.'s Comment
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Okay if you could get more info for me I would greatly appreciate it! I will contact you later through this topic. Thank you so much man! You have been a great help in my decision.

I've never been inside the building or spoken to management. I'll probably see somebody that works there tonight and I can ask them for more information.

When you do a road run for FedEx, everything is done on the handheld. You know where you're dropping the trainers upon arrival and you know what you're talking back. It's all on the handheld. The only time you have to go inside is if you're taking a loaded trailer and you need the paperwork. Whenever I've gone there I bring back empties so no need for paperwork, no need to talk to anyone.

City drivers work during the day and do pick ups and deliveries. Road drivers with no seniority work nights. It depends on what works better for you.

You can switch to road when the position opens up. They open periodically with retirements and transfers. It goes by seniority.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Okay if you could get more info for me I would greatly appreciate it! I will contact you later through this topic. Thank you so much man! You have been a great help in my decision.

Devante W.

It would be better to start your own thread rather than hijack this thread because now it's 2 different subjects going on in this post and it's confusing.

It's easy enough to start your own topic.

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Laura

Devante W.'s Comment
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I’m sorry. I’m new to this. I was just trying to find out how to talk to Banks personally but couldn’t figure it out. He has information about the job I’m about to start but his posts was about five years ago so I thought that he wouldn’t see it. That’s why I just commented on his most recent post.

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Okay if you could get more info for me I would greatly appreciate it! I will contact you later through this topic. Thank you so much man! You have been a great help in my decision.

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Devante W.

It would be better to start your own thread rather than hijack this thread because now it's 2 different subjects going on in this post and it's confusing.

It's easy enough to start your own topic.

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Laura

Turtle's Comment
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Devante, private messaging is disabled in this forum. As Laura described, you can simply start a new thread topic, and Banks will be able to respond to your inquiries.

Go back to the general trucking section and click "Start new topic"

Banks's Comment
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Hey Devante, you can post your questions Here

My apologies to the OP for hijacking the thread.

RollingLT's Comment
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What percentage amount do you pay your drivers?

My opinion is run from a 50/50 split. Why should you be paying part of the owner’s bills?? That is exactly what you would be doing. They should just pay you as a driver either fixed per mile or percentage. I pay mine percentage. The loads pay well enough the driver makes money. I have a great deal where the pay is up and the miles are low, in comparrison to alot of rates I see out there. Every situation is different so you have to look at any offer in its totality.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Hi all.

I was offered a driving position with a 50/50 split.

My questions are:

What should I pay & what does the owner of the truck pay? (Fuel, insurance, etc).

Should the split be before or after expenses?

Owner said I can self dispatch. (They don’t know how to really negotiate.) Should this be included in the 50/50 or a separate fee?

Lastly, w2 or 1099 pros/cons.

Info... The owner is not sure on any of this and basically bought a truck and previously had someone else running it for him. That person was skimming off the top so the guy got rid of him. The owner has their authority for awhile now and their truck is paid off.

If you pay any part of maintenance, fueling, etc, you are considered a lease operator and that would be a 1099. Then you are responsible for all your own taxes. So if you are doing that now and not doing your taxes as a lease operator, then you have been doing them wrong.

Under my two different stints as a driver, 30-plus years ago and starting back in 7 years ago, I never saw an advantage to being an owner operator and now a lease operator. I make just as good money as most lease operators and don't have the aggravation of broke down trucks. Haven't looked into percentage pay as it's never been offered, but I would study it before I would do that, even as a company driver.

Laura

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

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