PTP Driver Resource Guide and FAQ

PTP understands employee questions arise. We have developed the following resource guide to help clarify and explain
the most common driver related terms and definitions within the trucking industry.

PTP Driver Resource Guide and FAQ

PTP understands employee questions arise. We have developed the following resource guide to help clarify and explain
the most common driver related terms and definitions within the trucking industry.

Layover Pay

Definition: A trucking layover is when a driver is delayed by a shipper or receiver for one or more days. 

For Example: Driver will not be paid Layover if the driver is at home and has the next scheduled load in the Que. The Driver must have available drive hours equivalent to a day’s driving available. According to the Hours of service guidelines this is (11) eleven hours of drive time.

How PTP Transport pays: Layover is paid at a flat rate. A day is defined as a 24-hour period from completion of load to next load. It is paid on 24-hour increments. 

Detention Pay

Definition: When the time at a shipper or consignee exceeds the allotted or negotiated time for loading or unloading. Detention is only paid on loads with a set appointment time. 

For Example: Detention is only paid at locations that have appointment times. Locations that are first come first serve will not pay Detention. The driver must be on time for the load or unload in order to receive detention.

How PTP Transport pays: Detention is paid in fifteen (15) minute increments and begins after one (1) hour from the appointment time. The amount paid depends on the driver’s hourly pay. Detention is capped at 8 hours. If the time exceeds the 8 hours cap the driver will be paid layover.

Stop Pay

Definition: Stops are all routed stops between the origin and destination of a trip. 

For Example: Drivers will be paid for all routed stops in transit to exclude the origin and destination of a trip. Drivers may be asked to go out of route by dispatch, should this happen the driver will be compensated according to the pay rules. 

How PTP Transport pays: We pay all stops in transit per stop to exclude the origin and destination.

Mileage Pay

Definition: Mileage is defined as the trip miles calculated by the TMS system.

For Example: Drivers are paid all miles on a trip, per the billed miles. If the driver is dispatched additional miles outside the trip miles the driver will be paid for them. Drivers are paid miles between loads as well. 

How PTP Transport pays: Drivers are all miles at the agreed upon rate, using PC miler street level.

Hourly Pay

Definition: Hourly pay is the rate the driver will be paid for all items that require an hourly rate.

For Example: Any situation the driver is in that requires an hourly rate, detention, breakdown, any agreed upon extra time between dispatcher/manager and the driver. 

How PTP Transport pays: The rate is paid per hour and is to the minute.

Minimum pay:

Definition: A guaranteed amount the driver will receive if certain criteria are met on a load. Typically used for loads that the mileage pay is low, shorter haul loads. Trips that are under 100 miles is the standard.

For Example: On occasion a customer may request us to do a load that is not long enough for the driver to make decent money. In these cases, we will pay the driver a minimum. 

How PTP Transport pays: Minimum is paid at the agreed upon rate.

Bonuses

Definition: An amount of money or other compensation added to wages, especially as a reward for good performance or meeting defined criteria. 

For Example: We offer several types of bonuses that are based on different criteria. Examples include; safety/performance bonus, referral bonus, and onboarding bonus. 

How PTP Transport pays: We pay according to the guidelines of the bonus.

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