BUT FIRST, driver, you have to do 5000 miles a week yourself.

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  1. ihaveaquestion

    ihaveaquestion Medium Load Member

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    Chicagoland has now left Illinois and is dispersing into other states near Illinois. So can we still call it Chicagoland?

    The way to figure it out is $2800/wk divided by 0.55 cents a mile comes out to over 5,000 miles a week. You have to work 83 hours a week at 60 mph. But drivers are only allowed 70 hour work week federally regulated. Still gotta sleep

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  3. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Sounds like a legitimate long term job working for trustworthy people...lmao
     
  4. Knightcrawler

    Knightcrawler Heavy Load Member

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    1) When they use periods in place of commas ($2.800 a week) - they are European. OR they mean you make $2.80 a week and just added an extra zero.
    2) "Gross per week" = 1099.
    3) 4000-4500 miles a week (yeah, right).
    4) "Latest and automatic equipments" English not their first language.
    5) They supply you with an inventer however. Probably the guy that invented this company.

    Sign me up, I want to be the next contestant on TTRs "DONT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY" game show...
     
  5. ihaveaquestion

    ihaveaquestion Medium Load Member

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    pretty much

    6) every six months “year after year” they purposely open & close trucking companies switch assets from company1 to company2 “but 1 & 2 are the same company” on paper looks different, but in reality they just change decals on the vehicles.

    7) they write off all expenses, and dodge the IRS and USDOT/FMCSA on audits.. government says “oh! considered a failed trucking hobby” they pay zero taxes, even zero ifta taxes, 1099 no payroll taxes etc.

    8) they’re purposely bid cheap freight here in America (Financial terrorism)…manipulating markets… mixing in the foreign money1 & American revenue money2 with gross per week revenues.. money 1 & 2 are the same.. in other words money laundering, also setting up business fronts, inflating cost, fake invoices, fake repairs, simply just cleaning dirty money and then sending it back to Russia/Lithuania/Ukraine.

    Simply put, let’s say they go to casino and place a bet on a sports game, team1 and team2 they put $100,000 on each team $200k total… it doesn’t matter if team1 or team2 wins or loses.. con only be one winner… it doesn’t matter… they still make their money back and just pay the exchange rate. Highway robbery.
     
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  6. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    But yet hundreds of people sign up weekly.....
     
  7. ihaveaquestion

    ihaveaquestion Medium Load Member

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    I honestly think the US government is in on it or there’s a lot of crooked DOT officers out there or something… I don’t understand how the government & agencies let them open the companies up and they don’t catch on this…. As if there’s no verification system or credibility compliance team at the USDOT/FMCSA?

    personally, the best is the “24/7 ELD Monitoring”… where they monitor your ELD and make changes even while you’re driving
     
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  8. Thrasher28

    Thrasher28 Road Train Member

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    I made a mistake and ended up having to go 1099 for a 6 month span to keep the experience going and get back on track. I live in a Eastern European (mostly Bosnian) refuge hotspot and trucking is probably the #1 venture for them. The majority share a couple different drop lots for their truck and trailer storage, so while driving for one, I ran into tons of other 1099 drivers.

    The most common traits:
    1.) No other options. Whether it's job hopping, tickets, wrecks, or just a subconscious self awareness that they can't conform to the rules of more reputable carriers, that seemed to be the most common trait.

    2.) The 'eccentric' drivers. You all know who I'm talking about. The driver with the most insane stories, got out of trucking to go dust refrigerator tops for a few years, got back in the truck, lives in random towns for a couple months, has two phones for obscure reasons, etc., etc.

    3.) Language barrier and/or family members of the owners. Some of these drivers are actually some high quality drivers, but don't have much choice because of their language or they just stay loyal to their family. These drivers do usually receive good treatment, at least eastern Europeans, and most have more mechanical knowledge and ability than lots of us. Lots of them will drive 6 months in the states, and then head back to their homeland for the other 6 months due to the cost of living difference and they have zero interest in dealing with the ethnically American company shenanigans.


    One thing I will say, not all 1099 companies are horrific, but there's so many that are that I'd advise against to pretty much everyone. There are some genuine benefits to them such as faster trucks typically, home more often, no real safety department, less kindergarten BS (like not getting detention because you arrived 2 minutes late after getting stuck in traffic), etc.. Typically the owners are very cut throat, but can be very loyal if they take a liking to a driver. There were a handful that were able to 'pick' their next truck, got home 3+ days a week, got large bonuses, etc., etc., but there were also plenty that were getting fuel costs deducted after they were routed back to get fired.
     
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  9. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    No, the majority of those signing up. read and hear what they want to. "$3500.00 a week after expenses?" "Choice of high paying loads?" "New equipment?" "Sign where?"
    Never think about having someone competent read the contract. Not bother to talk to other drivers, or read about said companies on the internet. They see $$$$ and "independance".

    Then a month down the road, when they have $7500.00 in truck payments, but have taken home $750.00, because of what the contract says are deductions,, they show up here.
     
  10. ihaveaquestion

    ihaveaquestion Medium Load Member

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    Yeah true… and even grimier… also lease/paperwork looks legit, onboarding all masked professionally and then at trucks first service they swap the lease in the books/binders so they can legally retrieve truck anywhere in the country incase of driver abandonment/retaliation. At this point, operation DB cooper completed, shredded the drivers legitimate paperwork/lease (even if they have copies ehh tough case), company also doesn’t pay but more than happy fire 1099 driver, purposely never pay them… CDL driver is out of state contractor, State DOL claim is under $5,000 or $10,000 small business claims. State says upon company research records show driver was never an employee/contractor there, also company is no longer active they shut down couple months ago, sorry driver. We did show truck had a flat tires and other repair (aka drivers payroll tucked into repair). And truth is, they just opened up a brand new company and converted trucks between the old & new companies not even factoring vehicle depreciation correctly scamming the IRS & taxpayers

    Same way they use illegal ELD services to falsify logbooks calling up overseas to adjustments; as well as falsifying inflated invoice for repairs or services (they use only their certain partners/places/services), falsifying mileage production & vehicle depreciation between businesses.
     
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  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I have two phones. One cell, and the other is on the wall in the kitchen. :biggrin_25520:
     
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