General Pay Structures For Operating Authority

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Running Your Own Authority is pretty simple for how you are paid in most cases.

Mostly you'll find a shipper's load, a brokered load or a combination of both; that is the shippers load going out and a brokered load coming in or both a shippers load going and coming or a brokered load.

Primarily Trucking companies/Independent's are paid a flat rate "all in" meaning loaded miles and fuel surcharge, even so its still a good habit to ask if the fuel surcharge is paid in addition to the agreed rate, occasionally you'll find it may be available, but if you never ask, guess what, it never just jumps itself onto your rate confirmation.

Most truckers that have something worked out with a shipper to do regular loads do get a fuel surcharge included.