Drove off and on over 40 years. Son drives too. Medical cut me off of driving and soon my son too. We were looking into remote work as load agent or brokers, but all I am seeing is 1099 employees where I take all the risk, responsibilities and work while others make money off me. 1099 is not a great way to build credentials.
What options or firms can we sit with to make livable wages while building a reputation? I cannot tell you how upsetting it is to hear the one sided stories of poor contracts, slow to pay and lost loads. I have lost many days from sitting on a dock from what was supposed to be Drop-N-Hook. I would love to be that guy that can give a good load to a deserving driver. Sorting thru the crap is not easy, and from what I have seen so far, only the oldtimers get the sweet loads to assign or manage. Same as the senior drivers get the docks that are faster and pay more.
Any advice is great. We are both in SW Missouri.