I get paid by the mile. Basically, that would mean I do not get paid to do inspections, washouts, fueling, checking in and signing bills at pickups and deliveries, sitting in traffic, etc. I DO get paid if I am ready for dispatch but no trips are available so I end up sitting waiting for a load. I get paid detention pay while in customer docks after the first two hours past my appointment time. I do get breakdown pay for every 24 hour period my truck is in the shop. Sometimes I may get shorthaul pay for the trips that are less than 100 miles or so.