Lastly, some auto driveaway companies also will transport people. Basically, it generally complained about the job the drivers were doing. You know, I like this site but, so often there are people who reply to posts with an attitude. I soon learned that they had no intention of changing anything, in fact, it actually got worse. But, what they don't tell you is that, many times these drivers stay longer, because they are close friends with, or related to someone within the company, and they are treated a little better than other drivers. Management doesn't want to be bothered. It comes out of your pocket! So what do you do about that, you go to a McDonald's, Taco Bell or the truckers mainstay, Denny's'.
In addition to offering a wealth of specialized knowledge and experience, Bennett DriveAway also leverages the skills and assets of several affiliated associations to gain access to the latest industry practices and advancements. Doing that keeps the drive-a-way company in good with the customer, which is best for the company. I think it takes a certain type of person to do driveaway. I have contracted with TruckMovers for over 15 years. Let's go over the costs incurred by drivers and really get a feel for this process.
With strategically located offices acroos the country to work out of, we offer more variety to our drivers than most of our competitors. They pay a small stipend fuel allowance, originally about 33% but kept decreasing. Obviously, they must be a good driver. I feel, most problems could be handled if we knew about them in advance. I sometimes felt she was enjoying frustrating us.
You mentioned this is a 1099 job. There is some appeal regarding the drive-a-way business. The drivers that work breifly for these companies, almost always feel as if they are in an adversarial relationship with these companies, rather that a cooperative one. In the end, for me. Every 500 miles dispatched includes 45 dollars for a hotel. Really, they do not take all the terrain and weather into account.
Not one company has the ultimate guide as to what the officials that stop you will look for. However, auto driveaway companies are a little bit different in that they do not ship the car, but they drive the car from one place to another. They realize that shorting drivers on expense money, which causes drivers to have to use the money in their own checking accounts money they have set aside to pay bills , this can cost them drivers. They began shorting my pay, breaking their word concerning reimbursement for tip expenses, and so on. Very often the founders of these drive-a-way companies, are already wealthy. To stay on the company books they ask you drive 600 miles a month. What risk does the company have if you get in a wreck.
Also, some companies allow pets to be shipped in the car as well. If you want to stop and see the sights or visit family after a delivery, you just do it without consulting anyone—remember, you are your own boss! Depending on which auto driveaway company a driver works for, there are other things to keep in mind as well. In fact, if driver turnover was really a problem for them at all, how do they continue to go on operating the same way year after year, while losing driver, after driver? You get to see interesting and not so interesting places. There are a lot of consultants out there who will offer to investigate the causes of driver turnover in a company, and provide some suggestions toward a solution. You are your own boss.
So if you want to reask it feel free but to answer the question as I understand it. Sometimes the person who runs the operation just doesn't really care how many drivers come and go. Our nationwide network of agents and terminals afford our drivers easy access and we have maintenance facilities complete with the necessary tools and resources for drivers. TruckMovers is a family-owned business and one of the largest driveaway companies because they treat their customers, employees, and contractors right. A drive-a-way driver had no benefits to begin with, and likely never will have while working for any drive-a-way company.
First of all the companies mentioned at the beginning of this article pay by the mile. You can get an advance of 275 a day and at the end of each run you submit all receipts for fuel and tolls and approved hotels. We are looking for people that have a good attitude, are professional in how they look and act, have the qualifications for the job and the right equipment to perform their job duties. As a Self Employed Contractor, you are also required to pay Quarterly Estimated Taxes. You pay for all fuel, all your hotel rooms can't sleep in the trucks , and your return trip whether by plane, bus, towed car, hitchhiking. But, the driver only can complain to the dispatcher.
Id like to find out more as im about to start with drive away specalist and work for mamo. As an Independent Contractor with Quality Drive-Away, Inc. We manage our business carefully so that our customers will not get any unpleasant surprises. Their insurance covers them and you pay the deductible. You have the freedom to decide when and where you would like to travel—you just call in when you want to work because we have no 'forced' dispatch. There were dozens of examples of complete lack of consideration for the drivers. They also use them to recruit new drivers, and even pay them to do so.