Needing advice

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by barebear91, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    You already know the answer to that one...
     
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  3. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Double cross em. Take back the 2 week notice, run for them until you get to Chicago, all the while cleaning out your truck. Eventually you will get a load that delivers in Chicago. Give them their truck, uber to greyhound, and get out of dodge. Pretty simple huh
     
  4. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    except the company is on notice that this driver is ready to depart.
     
  5. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Hence the take back the 2 week notice part of my post.......OP needs to become a good actor. Make them think he wants to stay
     
  6. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    What "company" holds a security/escrow deposit for company driver positions?
     
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  7. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Most of the Chicago 1009 companies that have drivers come on here complaining have escrows. That they don't have any intention of ever giving back to to drivers.
     
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  8. Colt6920

    Colt6920 Light Load Member

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    Start documenting everything. And lawyer up.
    Get copies of your contract. If they are not allowing you to move the truck, or if you do, and they penalize you that can be used as evidence that you were an employee, not a contractor. I'm sure the IRS and labor board would love to hear about that.
     
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  9. Ridgeline

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    Two questions and they are important,

    Do you have an active fuel card or card with money on it from the company?

    Do you have fuel in your tanks?

    I would have fueled up the truck as a habit and ignoring their "orders", drive it back to their location.

    You put in your notice which as a 1099 driver, you don't have to do.

    You are an independent contractor, you can refuse loads, drive the truck back to their place and pretty much make decisions independently without their permission.

    Take a hell of a lot of pictures of the truck, clean it as clean as you can get it, even wipe down the mats and polish it all up, protect yourself from these scum owners,

    You being ordered to stay put makes you an employee, so when that truck is parked and your junk is out of it, the first call you need to make is to the IRS and state of Illinois to file a complaint against that owner, they are liable for the taxes that they didn't collect from you and paying their share.

    Be prepared to see them act childish.


    Oh and you may have to sue them to get the escrow back.

    And please please never work as a 1099 driver again.
     
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  10. barebear91

    barebear91 Bobtail Member

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    Definitely wont be making that mistake again
     
  11. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    One thing to consider....if they're the typical Chicago 1099 company they probably don't use DAC so that's one less thing for you to worry about.
     
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