Bought my 2nd truck!

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by dztruck, Nov 29, 2021.

  1. dztruck

    dztruck Light Load Member

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    Hey guys, i saved up and got my 2nd truck. Now im lookin for a driver. No pressure, the trucks paid off. Any tips you guys can give me in regards to hiring and tax tips etc. Ive been flirting with the idea for awhile if u look at my posts history and i finally did it.

    im planning to pay the driver a flat salary of $1500 a week for 5-6 days otr and reset at home.

    Any tips and tricks will help. Thanks!
     
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  3. Samarquis

    Samarquis Light Load Member

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    Gonna be hard to find a driver to work for that... unless youre offering a killer benefits package to go with it.
     
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  4. MacLean

    MacLean Medium Load Member

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    I’d work for $1500 a week max 50 hours a week.
     
  5. dztruck

    dztruck Light Load Member

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    I mean, thats my starting rate. If i can’t find someone to do it for that. I’d bump up the pay. Im only paying medical ins
     
  6. dztruck

    dztruck Light Load Member

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    Thats the thing. Its trucking. We can’t guarantee hours. Get the job done n u get the check.
     
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  7. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Are you paying 1099 or W-2?
     
  8. dztruck

    dztruck Light Load Member

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    W-2 is the plan.
     
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  9. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Medium Load Member

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    Ive had my ad up looking for a driver for 8 months now. I've been offering $2000 a week. 1 reply.
     
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  10. dztruck

    dztruck Light Load Member

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    Also, can you explain the benefits and drawbacks of each. I never worked as a 1099, it seems drivers prefer being paid w-2
     
  11. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Medium Load Member

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    Pay your own taxes, so you end up with less money at the end of the year.
     
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