I'll Be Driving Your Brand-new Truck Before You Do!

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I have been seeing these deliveries all around Buffalo lately.

How is everything going?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Errol V, I got a big chuckle from your posting title. Every truck has to be delivered somewhere by someone. Car drivers have spare tires, you have spare trucks! (Although I know you can't use them.)

PJ's Comment
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Congratulations Errol being a 1099'we isn't all bad!!!!

Errol V.'s Comment
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Congratulations Errol being a 1099'we isn't all bad!!!!

No it's not. You just have to remember to manage your own "withholding taxes" so you don't get into trouble on April 15. And you need to get your own workmen's comp. Don't forget to buy your own (no company subsidy) health instance.

Also on the kind of job you can't sleep in the sleeper. (I can drive your truck before you do, but you get to break in the mattress!) So I must buy hotel rooms.

Some of the transportation between assignments is on my dime. I pay for State permits, but the company covers the overweight fees.

In the Laredo terminal yesterday one driver was complaining that he lost two day's driving and had to buy two days hotel because of a truck breakdown.

Ahhhh.... The "freedom" of being your item boss.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PJ's Comment
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Yes indeed sir, but for me in my situation I love it. My hand does shake a little 4 times a year though, lol. (When I write the tax checks). As you, OS, and a few others know running your own business is much harder than being a company driver. It’s all a matter of choice. I’m kinda suprised you have to cover your permits though. But it is what it is I reckon.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Yes indeed sir, but for me in my situation I love it. My hand does shake a little 4 times a year though, lol. (When I write the tax checks). As you, OS, and a few others know running your own business is much harder than being a company driver. It’s all a matter of choice. I’m kinda suprised you have to cover your permits though. But it is what it is I reckon.

Crap! Thanks for reminding me! I have sales tax due!

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