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Paying employees per mile

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Ocutter, Feb 9, 2001.

  1. Ocutter

    Ocutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 314

    Say you have a job to do. Your worker, for this example, has a truck that you think can be used for a quick pickup for mulch, stone, whatever. Would you or do you pay them their
    A- regular hourly rate only
    B- hourly rate plus x cents per mile.
    Just curious to see how this worked. Thanks.
  2. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662


    You want to know how I would compensate one of my workers for using his own vehicle??

    What would he be using it for?? pulling trailers for maintenance route, hauling fert, picking up plant stock or other materials??

  3. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    Just put some gas in his truck, it's being used for you so you can claim the expense. I've done this before and they never used all that I put in for business so they were happy and all was well in Homerland.
  4. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    his hourly wage plus 31 cents a mile

  5. MTS Services

    MTS Services LawnSite Member
    from utah
    Posts: 17

    I would pay regular hourly rate plus 34.5 cents per mile because that is what you get to claim on you're taxes.
  6. rdh

    rdh LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 394

    what if he wrecks no workers comp.could he sue you or would workers cmp. pay?
  7. Ocutter

    Ocutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 314

    RDH- Insurance covers that in case they wreck.
  8. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    Ask the worker. Maybe he doesnt want his truck used as the company mule.

    I think that a bad precedent to be starting.

    If I had a nice clean sport truck and my boss told me to pick up some mulch stone whatever, Id say fine let me take the co. truck home tonight and Ill pick it up in the am on my way in.
  9. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 469

    If it's just "clean up", and he doesn't use ant of your equipment, and he wants to do it, sub it to him (and pay him as you would a sub-contractor), that way he's off all of your insurance and off your responsiblity. Be sure to make that clear to him. I think that would cover it, what about it guys?
  10. Jet boater

    Jet boater LawnSite Member
    Posts: 113

    How does Domino's Pizza do it?

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