While it is unfortunate you had problems with your dispatcher, we have an open door policy where you can voice your concerns and allow management to attempt to make things right for you. We have more than enough freight for CDN drivers to hit at least 3,000 miles per week. There must have been other circumstances surrounding your lack of miles. Give us a call and we can address your concerns and improve where we can. Good luck to you and stay safe!
All drivers end up at the terminal frequently and are able to speak with payroll if there are issues or concerns. My experience is that the payroll and settlement departments do everything to provide information on your settlements and deductions so you can see and understand your pay. As long as you live within the hiring area, getting you home should not be a problem. Drivers are typically out 10-14 days and home 2-3 days. When you were hired on, you are able to speak with your dispatcher in person and they ask you specifically what your goals are and where you don't want to go. In that meeting, they can tell you what you can expect from them regarding getting loads home. If you can give us a call, we can get to the bottom of your issues with hostile dispatchers. There is no place for that here, and we would like to address it. We are always trying to improve and your feedback would help greatly for your fellow drivers and your peace of mind, knowing we do care about your feelings and opinions. Good luck and stay safe!
Thank you for the glowing endorsement! We understand your reasoning on benefits. Were you informed of the benefits you could purchase through one of our partners. From an industry standpoint, most logistics and transportation companies do not provide benefits to Independent Contractors. Were you able to find a company that did provide them to you as an Independent Contractor? We thank you again for the compliment and hope you are doing well.
If you would like to work things out, please give us a call and we can definitely see what we can do! You never know until you give it a shot!
After reading your comments and researching, I found the information that pertains to your concerns. We'll start with the thieves comment. Not giving a fuel discount or Per Diem do not fall into the category of theft. That being said,
1. We provide and have provided fuel discounts for some time now. Last year, 2017, we utilized Pilot/Flying J as a preferred vendor offering $.14/off per gallon at the pump. We have since moved to Loves and have the same discount. If you used a different vendor that we didn't have an agreement with, then there is no discount to give.
2. In December 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. Before its inception, trucking tax experts predicted that the tax overhaul would eliminate the Per Diem allowance for truckers that receive a W-2 in 2018.
The law removed the allowance for most industries not just the trucking world. However, it left a special provision in place for business owners, where owner-operators fall, that allows individuals subject to Hours of Service (HOS) regulations to deduct 80 percent of the Per Diem rate from their taxes. Since the provision is intact, the Per Diem allowance effectively remains unchanged for owner-operators, or self-employed truck drivers that receive a 1099. If you are an actual W-2 employee driver, you cannot take the Per Diem per sec 1312 of the new tax code. All business expenses associated with employees have been eliminated from Sch 2106 on Sch A of the 1040. The allowance enables only self-employed or owner-operator drivers to receive a standard amount for each day they are away from home to cover meal expenses. Since Per Diem is technically a reimbursement, owner-operators can deduct up to 80 percent of Per Diem pay from their taxable income per sec 1312 of the new tax code. Here is a link to fact check this information.
When you were hired on, you knew what the rates were. Furthermore, we have more than enough freight for CDN drivers to hit at least 3,000 miles per week. There must have been other circumstances surrounding your lack of miles. With our rates, there is no reason you shouldn't have grossed around $4,500/week.
Good luck and stay safe less