You are an independent contractor, contracted to operate the vehicle for him. You do have a contract, dont you?That said, what is my official title/role?
He could be, but not necessary. Does he find the load? Is he leased to another company?Is he (owner) considered the carrier in this case?
First things first.... Get a contract spelling out what you are responsible for and what the van owner is responsible for.At this time we do not have a contract in place, no. Rather, a firm handshake.
He, a veteran of expediting, will find the loads, yes. He will in fact do all the things I wouldn't want to do. I will drive, only. We will work in symbiotic harmony to corral the coin.
I do not believe he is leased to another company, but this is not something I even considered. Can you elaborate on this please?
Shotcallerj touched on the topic, here: How do Expeditors get paid as contractors LEGALLY???
As not to get too far off topic, I will perhaps create a different thread addressing the pros and cons of a contract.
Is it then safe to say, for now, that the family tree is:
Carrier (owner of vehicle)
Contractor w/out a contract (me)
Until you have a contract, you are a driver.Hence the mention of my making a separate thread touching on the pros and cons of having a contractual agreement.
Here in this thread, based on the information I've provided, I simply needed to know my title, and where I sit in the equation. I believe I am a contractor of sorts (without a contract), who is being allowed to use a carrier's vehicle to earn money for the both of us.
I'll just post this link here again: How do Expeditors get paid as contractors LEGALLY???Not necessarily..... come tax time you could be classified as an employee.
Quit trying to reinvent the wheel.
Get a contract.
Yes my response was sarcastic asking for drivers. I'm an owner opHello, I'm one 1 of 75. Not sure if the remaining 74 have resources or not, but I do. Enough so that I can afford to make a calculated risk, since, if it does pan out, the pros far outweigh the cons, for both parties.
The only con I've seen thus far is the owner being a... con. I don't imagine they'd last very long doing folks bad like that.
I give everyone a chance. I'll report back here in 6 months time, with play-by-play.
That's a HORRIBLE story and I'm sorry it happened to you. Was hoping it was at least a little funny.Had a "handshake" contract with who I thought was an honorable person. They disappeared to Georgia or somewhere. Lost about $30k on a default buy while driving after repairs etc.