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Help, we may have lost our minds

By Linda Caffee
Posted Mar 1st 2017 7:09AM

Having two trucks cannot be that big of deal, right? Setting up the truck is not the problem, knowing what we want is not the problem, the problem is implementation. What kind of paperwork is needed, which way to pay, do we keep the truck where it is currently leased, can we find drivers who can handle driving this truck with the skirts or do we pull them off.

I am sure the paperwork will be crazy and what forms are needed? Reminds me of a film saying "Who are you going to call?" Everything always comes down to the paperwork and making sure everyone is on the same page. What all needs to be in the contract so there are no surprises.

Where to turn for answers to the million and one questions running through our minds and in the back of our minds wondering if we are ready for this big step. Anyone with ideas on how to get started would sure be appreciated about now.

Just writing all of this makes my mind go crazy as the cart is in front of the horse as we have the truck; we do not have the knowledge.

Bob & Linda Caffee
Saint Louis MO
Expediters since January 2005

Expediting isn't just trucking, it's a lifestyle;
Expediting isn't just a lifestyle, it's an adventure;
Expediting isn't just an adventure, it's a job;
Expediting isn't just a job, it's a business.


  • - March 5, 2017
    Going from one truck to two trucks is a big step. Knowing all the do's and don't is not easy. Now you have to have a good lease in place that follows the rules set in place by the IRS. Are the drivers contractors or they employees? The other thing you will need to do is check with your state to file the paperwork on becoming a LLC, if you haven't done that already. You have to protect yourself in case of a major accident by your contractors. If your not an LLC and a Sole Proprietor you may be putting your personal things such as your home, cars, and bank account at risk. These are a few things to think about before you jump to the next step. Remember most people don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
  • teamcaffee - March 5, 2017
    Thank You David for your comments! Very helpful info and I appreciate it.

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