Advice for soon to be flatbedder

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Drpparker95, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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    Aren’t these 1099 things illegal if your classified an employee?
     
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  3. Zeviander

    Zeviander Road Train Member

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    Do you have any driving experience? If not, a 1099 is a good way to fast track yourself out of the industry.
     
  4. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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    Yeah I missed that, first .45 isn’t decent and .35 is worse especially on a 1099.
     
  5. SoCalRed

    SoCalRed Medium Load Member

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    Why don't you tell us what is the problem with your past history. Someone will point you in the right direction or help us understand why you are selling yourself short.
     
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  6. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Get everything in writing. Who pays what.
    This is important. It could be that you are actually an employee, not a contractor. This could turn into a problem in the future.
     
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  7. Drpparker95

    Drpparker95 Road Train Member

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    Had a few issues with my last company. I went to swift walmart account and received bad training. Got terminated from them. Now my options are limited, i have about 2 months tractor trailer experience thats it. This guy is one of the only ones thatll give me a chance. Ive already talked to chinatown and due to my past and my age im kind of screwed out of most options
     
  8. Long FLD

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    .35 at a W-2 company is low these days, .35 on 1099 is absurd. By the time you figure in taxes and about $150 a month for an occupational accident policy on yourself you’d be better off working at McD’s.

    You’re being taken advantage of, plain and simple. If they don’t pay their employees correctly what else do they cut corners on?
     
  9. 4mer trucker

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    Burger Flipping is often advised within the Forum when there's a BAD Job opportunity, in this situation it may be excellent advice
     
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  10. SoCalRed

    SoCalRed Medium Load Member

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    Some times you have to bite the bullet.
    Get some experience and get the hell out of there as soon as you can.
     
  11. Drpparker95

    Drpparker95 Road Train Member

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    Its two options on pay. First option is percentage he said standard rate is 20% then increase to 25% when you show him you're dependable. Cpm pay is usually 45 starting out then 50 once proven. Hes taking a big chance on me and even though his insurance company approved me it didn't come without a cost 6500 a year. We agreed hed pay me less for now until i get some experience
     
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