The Historical Reason Why We Are Paid Cents Per Mile
Have you ever stopped to think why you are paid Cents per Mile instead of a set wage? Turns out that reason goes all the way back to the 1930s, around the birth of the trucking industry.
For a very long time this was a winning strategy for both the Drivers and their clients.
One of the biggest challenges Drivers have been forced to reckon with is how the most recent Hours of Services changes and use of ELDs have impacted their wage.
Seeing the writing on the wall, in 2015 that ShipEX found the key to delivering what mattered most to Drivers: providing financial stability.
Any Driver with at least a year’s worth of experience knows that being paid per mile these days can be incredibly frustrating.
All these factors play into the paycheck roller coaster that most Drivers are forced to live with.
The financial stability that ShipEX provides comes in the form of our Salary Pay.
Salary is defined as “a fixed regular payment, typically paid on a monthly or biweekly basis but often expressed as an annual sum, made by an employer to an employee, especially a professional or white-collar worker.”
But say you run into a few days where you really manage some great miles and at the end of the month you’ve driven for 14,000 miles, what happens then? Not only are you still paid your salary, but you will also earn a HEFTY bonus for every extra mile you drive.