Mileage Pay?

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Klutch's Comment
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Schneider always paid for the trip to my home time park location unless I bobtailed which was very rare. That was their policy anyway.

One secondary aspect to mileage pay is driving to a home time location. That mileage is not paid, but the company furnishes the truck and the fuel for those trips. Tomorrow I am driving over 100 miles for home-time, where I will park the truck and then go on vacation for one week. Pretty generous of the company.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chief Brody's Comment
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BK,

You may be paid for your mileage driving to home time and you don’t even realize it.

Prime, like most companies calculates your paid empty miles from your prior 90 to your next 01. Prime doesn’t change the way they calculate empty miles when you go for home time. So long as your home time is in route from your 90 before home time and your 01 after home time, you’re essentially getting paid to drive to your home time location. If your company changes the way they calculate empty miles when you go home for home time, such as calculating paid empty miles only from your home time to your 01 after home time, they’re most likely not being “generous” by paying for fuel to your home time. Rather, they’re not paying you mileage that should be paid but for the home time.

I say, most likely because it depends on where you are dispatched after your home time. Let’s say your drive 100 miles from your 90 before home time to your home time location. After home time, your 01 after home time is at your home time location. If they pay you zero miles to the 01 after home time, they’re shorting you paid empty miles. But let’s say you drive 100 miles from your 90 before home time to your home time location. After home time, your 01 after home time is at your 90 location before home time. If they are consistent in the way they dispatch you after home time, then they should pay you 100 miles from your home time location to your 01 after home time. So, in that scenario, you wouldn’t get paid the 100 miles to drive to your home time location.

BK's Comment
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BK,

You may be paid for your mileage driving to home time and you don’t even realize it.

Prime, like most companies calculates your paid empty miles from your prior 90 to your next 01. Prime doesn’t change the way they calculate empty miles when you go for home time. So long as your home time is in route from your 90 before home time and your 01 after home time, you’re essentially getting paid to drive to your home time location. If your company changes the way they calculate empty miles when you go home for home time, such as calculating paid empty miles only from your home time to your 01 after home time, they’re most likely not being “generous” by paying for fuel to your home time. Rather, they’re not paying you mileage that should be paid but for the home time.

I say, most likely because it depends on where you are dispatched after your home time. Let’s say your drive 100 miles from your 90 before home time to your home time location. After home time, your 01 after home time is at your home time location. If they pay you zero miles to the 01 after home time, they’re shorting you paid empty miles. But let’s say you drive 100 miles from your 90 before home time to your home time location. After home time, your 01 after home time is at your 90 location before home time. If they are consistent in the way they dispatch you after home time, then they should pay you 100 miles from your home time location to your 01 after home time. So, in that scenario, you wouldn’t get paid the 100 miles to drive to your home time location.

Chief, good point. That idea never occurred to me. Thanks

Chief Brody's Comment
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And to Brett's point about paying attention to your mileage and your pay, this is something you should also scrutinize.

In one instance, when I came off of home time, my dispatch was from my home time location which was actually closer to my 01 after my home time location. I pointed this out to my FM in the context of simply be consistent in the way you dispatch me. Don't dispatch me differently in such a way that I lose paid miles. He added the mileage to the trip from prior 90 to my home time.

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.
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