Companies To Avoid?

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Dan67's Comment
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It all comes down to whom is making the lease payments. Company pays then its still wrong.

And there is a big difference between short/long term disability vs workmans compensation insurance. I'll give you an example, last year my daughter was working at the local Burger King and she dislocated her left knee. Workmans comp paid all the medical bills for her care and recovery. They paid for the ambulance. They paid for all the medications. They paid millage for all her doctor and rehab visits. They paid her a percentage of her wages for the entire period she was recovering. And when it was all over they paid her a injury settlement to close it all out.

Now imagine if you had the same injury but without Workmans compensation and only company medical insurance plus short/long term disability. All of the bills would have to be filed under your health insurance. And you would be stuck paying co-pays and deductibles on everything. You would still get paid a portion but not for the first 2 weeks. You would not get a final payout either. Just too much to risk, and they are still screwing you over, you just don't know it.


If the company owns the tools (truck and trailer) and tells you where to go and where to get fuel and where to get things repaired, then your job does not meet the IRS rules as a contract employee. You are controlled directly by the company and therefor you must get paid as w2. 1099 companies do not pay their portion of employer taxes nor do they deduct employee payroll taxes federal, state, and SS. Your are not eligible for workman compensation insurance. Time employed will also not count towards unemployment benefits in most states either. The risk is just too high.

What those 1099 companies do is pass the burdens onto the employee to reduce their costs. They say all those wonderful things like high cpm and other stuff, buts its all a smoke screen to screw you over.

Remember to run from 1099, unless you own the truck and trailer..


I can understand how some of them may not be on the up and up. I’m sure there may be some gray areas but there are loop holes. The company I work for does not own their equipment. They lease everything. If the irs were to snoop around they may not like it. I don’t know. As far as workers comp goes I’m not worried about that as they pay 100 percent of my short term and long term disability insurance. They spend 28k on my insurance alone. I’m guaranteed 88k this year in pay for my first year plus the benefits. I would have to find a job paying over 100k to consider leaving. Even then I don’t know if I would as I really like where I’m at. Not all 1099 companies are bad. Especially when you agree just starting out as the bigger companies who take new drivers pay like crap.


Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Eh, well Joel, I was taking home $1,500+ a month as W-2 employee, and not having to worry bout the details/taxes.....Retired, now so again, done with IRS/FTB in Calif. and the US of A soon hahahaha

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Typo error, was $1,500+, a WEEk not a month haha....dang no edits in here

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