From Eloggs And W-2... To 1099 And Paper...

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SafeKing's Comment
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hello everyone, I havent really posted on here since I was really new and green...and well ignorant. Now I have a better understanding of the basics at least yet still very ignorant of the industry. I've been solo driving for over a year. I found a good company w/eloggs and w-2 good pay but they almost shut down during the winter so I've found an OTR company to run regional with the problem is they are a very small private company maybe 20 trucks they use paper loggs and 1099 ... since the busy season is ending they are allowing me to leave and return if needed. assuming they dont get a sudden rush of loads. with this new company what kinds of things should I get in writing? any sugg? things to be aware of? so far all I can come up with is having them sign a paper with my pay loaded detent brkdowns ..confirming no out of pocket expenses for truck gas tolls scale permits lumper fees if covered honestly I dont know if that is even a good idea please help ty im open to any suggestions


Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.


Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.


Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.


Operating While Intoxicated

Errol V.'s Comment
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SafeKing says a bad word:


Answer these questions:
1. Does the company own the truck?
2. Does the company pay the fuel?
3. Do you work, act and think like an employee while you work with this company?

If you have three "yes"es, this could easily be an illegal situation (on the company's part) and you will probably have a serious income tax problem in April.

Do a search on 1099 in the search box above.

SafeKing's Comment
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I agree with you 1099 is scary but I need hometime for the family and decent pay so somthing dedicated is ideal but trying to find something dedicated with w-2 less than 2yrs xp and a less than perfect h6 in my location (good ole nor cal) is ruff unless I want to haul flatbeds for percentage or somthing AG but im leading towards a career driver so I'm trying to stay in front of a 53ft min either reefer dry van. tomorrow we are supposed to complete everything paperwork wise... guess i wont know how good they are until pay day smile.gif as a trucker i always use a good tax guy tho

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.


A refrigerated trailer.

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