Question / Observation On Self-employment Verification...

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Curious... any idea why the big difference here...

J.B. Hunt required 3-years of tax returns to verify my self-employment. Schneider never even asked!

Kind of thing that makes you say... HMMmm!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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They may ask when you get to orientation so be prepared

Marc Lee's Comment
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They may ask when you get to orientation so be prepared

Yeah, thanks. Had that thought too!

(I probably have last 5 years or so as .pdf files on my laptop which would be in my room or my car (back at the hotel) at that point). Perhaps I should email them to myself or put them on a cloud drive. As I was a complete noob @ Hunt, they only needed 3 years. Technically now they could want 10. That would not be quite so simple!

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Marc, I was self employed for many years. Schneider had me fill out a questionnaire before I was invited to the training academy. Never came up after I started training. Since they vetted you and you are starting training, it won't be an issue. They don't care if you were self employed. They only care about what happens after you get there and start training.

Turtle's Comment
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Perhaps I should email them to myself or put them on a cloud drive.

That's what I would do. Be prepared. Takes a second, and where's the harm?

Rick S.'s Comment
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Absolutely be prepared.

Since you are technically "already a driver" - regs (technically) require TEN YEARS of employment history. This may be overlooked because of your short history - but it is a reg.

I've been self employed (with a Sub-S Corp) for some 37 years now (legal Sub-S for 19 of them). I've got both corp and personal returns as well as W-2's going back to '04 on 2 cloud accounts. I spent like a week scanning a file cabinet of (cough cough) "important documents", then shredding them after putting them on a portable drive and icloud/google drive/onedrive accounts. Google gives you 15GB, Icloud gives you 5GB free (and I give them $10 a year for 50GB), and my OneDrive account (linked to my Office365 subscription) gives me 1TB - so I have a lot of cloud storage to stick stuff.

Since the IRS wants 7 years in case of audit/etc. - it's always smart to have AT LEAST THAT accessible just in case.

Rick

Marc Lee's Comment
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Marc, I was self employed for many years. Schneider had me fill out a questionnaire before I was invited to the training academy. Never came up after I started training. Since they vetted you and you are starting training, it won't be an issue. They don't care if you were self employed. They only care about what happens after you get there and start training.

Thanks Rick, Turtle and Bruce.

I will upload what I have just in case. It's probably 4-5 years. Before that I was still doing IT PM stuff as well. Just really complicates things as some gigs were actually W2 employment while most were contract... still mostly W2. Makes me look like a "job hopper" to people who don't understand IT consulting world. Easier to just show it as self-employment and single industry. I can always say IT was a "side business". Actually took several years before I was ready to admit I was a handyman occasionally doing IT work rather than and IT guy doing handyman work!

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Now I just wanna drive a truck!

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Steve L.'s Comment
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I honestly don’t think Schneider would waste money to bring you in if they weren’t satisfied with your already supplied work history. Unless someone screwed up.

I went to Schneider but provided tax returns since I’d been self-employed over ten years. They might not care since you already had CDL experience.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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I honestly don’t think Schneider would waste money to bring you in if they weren’t satisfied with your already supplied work history. Unless someone screwed up.

I went to Schneider but provided tax returns since I’d been self-employed over ten years. They might not care since you already had CDL experience.

I'll back up what Steve L said. Schneider never asked me for my tax returns. Now , if I could just get the dern Government to stop asking me for tax returns every year, I'd be happy.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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