Work a year, take a year off, work a year, take a year off. Is company driving best?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by web9204, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. MYSTYKRACER

    MYSTYKRACER Medium Load Member

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    When you work for a temp agency though isn't it essentially like 1099 contract work where you don't get benefits or any kind of retirement contribution ( 401k, etc )? That's essentially why your pay is higher b/c you're getting straight cash in lieu of those other benefits?

    I'm heartened to see the responses to this question, I figured it would be the sort of thing that would be met w/ a lot of opposition and accusations of laziness by all of the hard-core super truckers. I have a similar goal to drive for the next three - four years, save up as much as possible and then take 1-2 years off to go back to school full time.

    The one hurdle I haven't figured out though is how to have medical insurance when I'm not working? My wife and I both have insurance through my job now and even though she works full time it's at a small company that only employs about eight people and doesn't offer insurance. I'm thinking I might have to tell my wife that she needs to find a better job in order to make my dreams come true! LOL!!!
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    @MYSTYKRACER - Temp companies are W-2 and some do have benefits. The trucking company pays the temp service and the temp service pays the driver.
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    If you're a military vet or the wife is, check with www.USAA.com for medical insurance.
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    Medi-Share also has health insurance that's supposed to be cheaper than with the traditional companies.
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    Medi-Share | Christian Health Sharing
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    Here's another one to check:
    Christian Health Official Site | Christian Healthcare Ministry
    https://my.onesharehealth.com/christian/healthcare
    OneShare - Catastrophic - From $115.00/month · OneShare - Classic - From $185.00/month
     
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  4. MYSTYKRACER

    MYSTYKRACER Medium Load Member

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    Thanks! I'll look into those!
     
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  5. jraulpilot1998

    jraulpilot1998 Medium Load Member

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    Thank you.......
    Just had a great Life so far......and made it to 63 with just half a dozen scars..!!LOL
     
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  6. 91B20H8

    91B20H8 Road Train Member

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    I think most Amerigas gets delivered by PTI, Rasmussen and maybe DHT. Scotland might also.
     
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  7. 88228822

    88228822 Heavy Load Member

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    get to 2 years OTR first imo
     
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