The driver pay system is able to pay a driver by percentage (of customer invoice amount), mileage, weight, pieces or by hour. We also have a Flat rate option where users enter the pay for that load manually.
Driver pay must be first turned on in the System > Settings > Trucking Preferences menu.
Once it is enabled, then you simply setup each DRIVERS pay parameters via the driver tab in truck Dispatch.
Once it is enabled and setup, a payroll record for the assigned Driver will be created when you mark a load as "Empty" by changing the loads status on each load.
A feature our advanced users like is using the 'Driver Pay' button (under 'Gross pay'). Turn it on here <--(see item # 14). Click here <--(item #7) to see where it is on Dispatch screen. Once turned on, you can simply press that button and instantly get payroll calculated on that load.
BEWARE: It will not have stops and other info in that driver pay record IF you press the button and there is missing data!
If you need to DELETE that pay record and recalculate it, press the 'Driver Pay' button, then press the 'Clear Payroll' button to delete. This is an easy way to use a driver and single load to practice with using driver pay.
Remember: The simplicity is the marking a load empty, automatically creates a driver pay record.
Then usually one day a week you will open the 'Driver payroll' program and select each driver, one at a time. Select and advances to deduct or expenses to be paid back to the driver and figure his entire paysheet in one swoop pass.
Print the settlement sheet->press YES to finish processing and all those loads, advances and paybacks are gone and paid. Leaving only what has not been paid to driver in system.
1099 contractors, we can export their settlement amount to QuickBooks at the end. (no W2 drivers can export).
Here is a video on the basics of driver pay.