"I can't rightfully condone Burger King bag enemas, but I can tell you to ask for detention pay.... Your time is valuable, too."
Errant headline from a Colombian driver strike. Also: More on fuel surcharges: 3 in 4 readers collecting/charging fuel surcharges per mile report a base mpg between 5 and 7.
In a podcast, Gordon Klemp, head of the National Transportation Institute, discusses fuel surcharges, sign-on bonuses, demand for owner-operators, and compensation trends for flatbedders and independents.
Net income for independents and flatbedders topped $60,000. Independents’ income showed the biggest gain over the year, 8.7 percent.
Assuming an hourly rate for detention, what pay scheme do you view as most preferable: pay-per-mile, percentage or hourly packages?
Performance-based pay schemes for drivers are increasingly a part of carriers’ pay packages, more and more carriers putting potential increases in the driver’s own hands.
You’ve heard of the "driver shortage," right? The world of diesel technicians is experiencing a similar dynamic as equipment evolves, many techs retire and fewer people enter the vocation.
"Variation" is the watchword in any analysis of broker compensation.
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