$1500 wk on 1099, good pay? I need money bad.

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by Express12$, Jan 10, 2018.

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  1. mover man

    mover man Heavy Load Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    Being in the moving business since 1987. Ive OWNED my truck and trailed and have always gotten a 1099
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  2. Pumpkin Oval Head

    Pumpkin Oval Head Road Train Member

    Jun 24, 2010
    Scranton PA
    That’s the difference...you own your truck and trailer. You are truly in business for yourself. Vs. the guys driving a company tractor for xx cents per mile....such as the white Volvo companies in Chicago.
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  3. mover man

    mover man Heavy Load Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    (Sorry hit send button by accident) Yes as a 1099 guy you have to pay all of your self employment taxes. Also have had to carry my own WORKERS COMP, (not that crap oac that doesnt pay #### if your hurt) Wont argue about the accident part. But that is part of the reason movers carry a 5 million umbrella insurance policy. All that is part of the reason why I make over double the "w2 on the clock guys) Would i reccomend it? NO it is not for everybody. Especially not for people who cant manage their money, or who dont no how to research and plan. If I cold do it all over again. Would I go 1099 or w2? I cannot honestly say either way. Being a 1099 guy has its own share of headaches and rewards. Not for everybody. But I have and always will do whatever it takes to keep a roof over our head and food on the table.
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  4. Express12$

    Express12$ Medium Load Member

    Mar 11, 2017
    One of the 1099 driver recently got cut off by 4wheelers accident happen and the guy ended up using the company's insurance , he actually end up getting medical treatment and the pain and suffering yeah you got a lawyer.but the company insurance have to pay for him because at the end of the day is their equipment. But the interesting thing about this accident initially the company refused to talk to the 1099 guy ignore him totally for a couple months he went to treatment but the company refused to acknowledge or pay his medical bills, Soon as 1099 got lawyer involved the company also have to get a lawyer them self they end up covering the guys pain and suffering , medical bills and lost wage.
  5. Tramlaw

    Tramlaw Bobtail Member

    Mar 24, 2018
    Don’t hook up with any company based out of Chicago, or the suburbs. Most are run by underhanded foreigners, operating off government money. Ours!
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  6. Anonymousproxy

    Anonymousproxy Road Train Member

    Mar 2, 2015
    I ran into a similar situation at a place I worked years ago(well before this driving career started). The hired me on but said I would be paid as a “contractor”. Being young and a bit too nieve I accepted since it was good hourly pay, and unfortunately the thought of questioning why I wasn’t filling out a w4 and NYS withholding forms didn’t occur to me... it was only for the first 90 days or so, and it didn’t matter since it was finally my first “professional” job after getting my 2 year electronics degree. Unfortunately it didn’t last long, not only was it the worst neighborhood in buffalo, but the rest of the people in there were drug addicts as well as dropouts, I was the only one with a HS diploma, let alone a degree in something, and not all all was it an electronics place like the placement dept at the “college” said. The fact I was just a country bumkin from out in the sticks didn’t help either. I left for a job with a place where my uncle works. Better pay, etc.

    Anyways the next year I get a questionnaire from the irs after informing my accountant that a previous employer only paid me as an accountant but had me on as an employee. I filled out the questionnaire and found out what that employer did was ILLEGAL. Luckily they went after that place for the money. (Fortunately that place has long gone under and closed up).

    Like I said, beware of those 1099 outfits. If that’s how they are paying you but working you as an employee that’s a lot of trouble you can get into.
  7. Sandman 660

    Sandman 660 Light Load Member

    Jul 15, 2017
    New Mexico
    LOL you looked for trucking jobs on Craig's list?!
  8. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    The answer for 99.999% of people is that there are no high paying 1099 jobs.. They entice suckers to pay for everything that they'd have to pay an actual employee... while they let them pretend that they are a "valued employee".. its a scam in almost every case.
  9. Rugerfan

    Rugerfan Road Train Member

    May 3, 2011
    Is there a problem with Craigslist? I’ve seen good jobs posted there.
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  10. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    While true, at least around here, for every decirnt job there are 100 ads for megas and 1099 crap. Never seen what I would term as a good job on cl. Not saying they don't exist, just haven't seen one myself.
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