New to O/O

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by Countrylivingtrucking, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    That does suck...:(
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  2. Edge540

    Edge540 Bobtail Member

    Sep 12, 2019
    Sorry to hear that ... I’m looking for a driver in Manitoba, I would have probably hired him seeing he was known to you.
  3. Garththomas

    Garththomas Light Load Member

    Feb 10, 2017
    Our economy is tied directly to the US, lots of trucking companies struggling there. Trucking is slowing down everywhere because manufacturing isnt getting better, here or in the US.
  4. 6rider

    6rider Light Load Member

    Oct 24, 2016
    So are you saying to incorporate if going O/O no exceptions?
  5. BigHossCummins

    BigHossCummins Heavy Load Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta
    Yes, Sole Proprietor is just that, everything is on YOU!

    I incorporated as a consultant in 2004 (Ltd) and transferred that to trucking in 2016. It doesn’t absolve you of everything, when things go bad. But Atleast you have a chance to recover, and start again should the worst happen. Sole Proprietor, you’re on the hook for life.
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  6. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

    Jun 11, 2011
    st malo mb canada
    If your incorporated they go after owner of company who just happens to be you.. liability isn’t the best reason to incorporate unless your a multi million dollar company .
  7. My Back Hurts

    My Back Hurts Bobtail Member

    Feb 20, 2020
    You MUST incorporate, even if you own just one truck. The risks are too high if you don't, and something, anything, happens.

    If your job is just painting a house, sole proprietorship may work well for you. If you operate heavy vehicles on a highway, you have to keep business separate from personal.

    Mistakes can and do happen, even with the best owners, and the best operators.

    I know we all think we can operate flawlessly, and some can... until there's a problem completely out of your control.

    You can easily become homeless with a false claim... Maybe you bumped into someone, or maybe they bumped into you! On purpose!

    Trust me... I have seen it. People see a big truck, they often see $$$.

    Seperate your personal from the business, as it's only a matter of time before some leech comes after you for a few bucks...
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  8. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Medium Load Member

    Oct 11, 2010
    If you own the truck and drive it your 're still on the hook and liable in the case of a crash.
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  9. BigHossCummins

    BigHossCummins Heavy Load Member

    Dec 15, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta
    Of course,

    But the CRA can’t personally destroy you for life Ltd. You also can’t have your personal credit destroyed, over business credit issues.

    Its not a “get out of jail free” card, but it’s a much better way to do business. If nothing else, it simply increases your options.
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  10. dunchues

    dunchues Medium Load Member

    Mar 23, 2012
    new brunswick
    You're thinking of incorporating to gain from limited liability. Trouble is when you buy your first few trucks you'll have to sign directors guarantees for the goods so you cant get off the hook that easily sadly ! And as an earlier poster mentioned should you be involved in a big claim, no corporate status gets you off even if your name is Madoff or Enron CEO.

    Incorporating may or may not be of benefit to the owner op for tax reasons, and that's not a one size fits all answer at all.
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