I have worked for drive star for some time now. at first I wasnt sure what I got myself into this whole independent stuff. I spoke to my lawyer and he explained everything to me and I was happy with his answer. if i'm going to become an independent i would be working for myself and i can not be treated as an employee. So no benifits. they do pay the WSIB because in Canada they have to take care of that, but the taxes are all me. I can pick my schedule when i work and when i don't if I was an employee they would tell me when i work and when i don't. as far as everything else they do have strict parking rules but once I got the hang of it that was fine. They have to treat you like an independent because you are your own business. I worked for other trucking companies in the past and I enjoy it here. lots of miles and good mileage rate I never know where I'll be from one week to the next. I read someones comment that the recruiter lies. I didn't get that, in fact he told me to do my research and get back to him. if he had anything to hide he wouldn't have done that. I hope I will be here for a long time.