Practical miles: The miles on the most practical route (what most co now pay)
Hub : All miles driven even if you get lost miss turn lap around truckstop.
HHG: hosehold movers guide, zip code to zip code , usually 10% or more less miles than practical
Wait, i thought that's what practical miles are: getting paid for every mile you drive.
Nope that would be Hub miles
Practical mile is calculated on a practical route that is all truck routes from origin to destination and is usually pre determined by your company or broker.
Hub miles you turn in the miles you drove and they pay on those miles.
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You have a good gig there I haven't been paid Hub since the late 80s
hang on to that one
Practical miles: The miles on the most practical route (what most co now pay)
Hub : All miles driven even if you get lost miss turn lap around truckstop.
HHG: hosehold movers guide, zip code to zip code , usually 10% or more less miles than practical
And of course, their is the BIG company discount. That usually means what ever miles your company quotes the customer as paid miles, that the amount you get paid. Be sure to ask certain companies about the 10% varience......I won't name any companies shaving miles, but I did find a few runs past that 10%. Something to think about.
Anyone can learn to drive a truck. Few become truck drivers.
Deja moo. It's when you feel you have heard this BS before.
And of course, their is the BIG company discount. That usually means what ever miles your company quotes the customer as paid miles, that the amount you get paid. Be sure to ask certain companies about the 10% varience......I won't name any companies shaving miles, but I did find a few runs past that 10%. Something to think about.
So true I guess thats the only discount we get out here
Practical Miles or Practical routed miles= The distance from post office to post office by the most practical truck route.
HHG or Household Guide= The distance from post office to post office by the absolute shortest route available regardless if it is a truck route.
Hub Miles= The actual miles a truck travels between destinations.
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Here is a FYI: Just because a company says they pay by PC Miler or Rand Mcnally miles, etc does not mean much of anything by itself. All it means is that they are using a computer program to determine the milage between destinations. They can still be paying you off of HHG miles.
Finding the right trucking company is like finding the right person to marry. I really comes down to finding one whose BS you can put up with and who can put up wih yours.
Sadly I worked for one company that paid HHG miles to the driver but charged Practical routed miles to their customers.
I did not stay there long once I found that out. Talk about the big rip.
Finding the right trucking company is like finding the right person to marry. I really comes down to finding one whose BS you can put up with and who can put up wih yours.
Be sure to ask certain companies about the 10% varience......I won't name any companies shaving miles, but I did find a few runs past that 10%. Something to think about.
The 10% is a rule of thumb only. It is by no means scientific.
I have found the greater distance your trip is and the more the interstates or primary highways are along your route the more accurate HHG will be.
The more irregular you route, away from the interstates, the more inaccurate the trip will be, if you drive the interstate or primary state routes, on your trip.
Much of the time it is faster to travel major 4 lane limited access roads even though it may be longer in distance from paid miles.
Some of my trips from Post Office A to Post Office B have been alot less that the 10% rule of thumb. Others may be a little more, just depends on where A and B are in relation to one another. Even had the occassional (rare) trip where my miles driven was less than HHG.
HHG and Practical are just means of determining the way to pay a driver. Since a company really doesnt know how well to trust a driver to drive the shortest or most practical route on a trip, I can understand why most do not pay hub miles. It would come down to trusting the driver to do the right thing. I do wish they would all switch to practical. Much more appropriate with todays highway system
Do to many laps around the T/S or get "Lost" to many times you will soon find out how much longer that company will continue to pay you Hub miles.
I get paid Hub Miles, but I am very honest with my employer. I have gone out of the way to meet a friend and told them to subtract the miles, I will note if there is an out of route due to accidents or construction, and I will run the shortest practical route.
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Sadly I worked for one company that paid HHG miles to the driver but charged Practical routed miles to their customers.
I did not stay there long once I found that out. Talk about the big rip.
We get routed by P C Miler (pratical miles), but get paid hhg. So even if we do exactly what the route says, we still get paid for less miles. When I get a load while at the terminal, they give me a trip sheet with the load info, has the first stop, last stop, directions, pick up and delivery times, even the total number of miles. And the total miles will be very close to what I actually drive, but when I get paid, it is usually about 5% less than than what is on the trip sheet!. I always feel ripped off.