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Per Diem Program Explained

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Attention Drivers: Want to earn a 10% raise while driving no added miles? Check out our Per Diem program! One benefit offered to drivers at Merx Global that seems to fly under the radar is our Per Diem program. Offered to any employee who travels out of town overnight (i.e. most of our OTR truck drivers), the program allows for employees to increase their take-home pay by roughly 10%(or the equivalent of an added $0.03 to $0.04/per mile) on a weekly basis.

What the Per Diem program offers is a reimbursement allowance for employees when a driver incurs expenses while spending time away from their home. This accounts for things such as meals and incidental expenses.

Now, you may already be thinking, “Ahh forget it… this is going to get super complicated and it’s not even worth the hassle.”

Wait! You’ve got it all wrong. This program is actually very simple and straightforward.

Rather than going through the trouble of processing receipts and requiring drivers to track every meal that the…

Are you prepared for the shift to ELD’s?

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Are you prepared for the shift to ELD’s? After three years of preparation, the FMCSA mandated deadline for drivers to transition from AOBRD’s to ELD’s is approaching on December 16, 2019. This will mark the end of a process that began with many drivers using antiqued paper logs to record their miles and will culminate with ELD’s automatically recording everything from engine power and vehicle motion, to miles driven and driver identification. Even if you have been proactive in preparing for this transition, it is completely understandable if you are a little bit nervous about the microscope that drivers with ELD’s active in their trucks will be under as seemingly every move they make will be tracked and recorded. Despite many news sources highlighting drivers who have been outspoken in their displeasure for the move to ELD’s (citing the loss of privacy and the lack of log editing ability, in addition to the added costs), ELD’s are inevitable and nearly every truck on the road will be req…