• Report: #548287

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  • Submitted: Thu, December 31, 2009
  • Updated: Mon, May 12, 2014

  • Reported By: RJ — CAPE CORAL Florida United States of America
Network Express
7182 123rd Circle North Internet United States of America

Network Express Scriptfleet contract courier service Internet

*Author of original report: yes i looked and aware of all

*General Comment: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

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Contract courier co.like this one and others market to other companies that they should fire there current employees and contract with them. They give a low price and the companies think its a great deal.
Then they try to hire replacement drivers with there own cars and small trucks the pitch is they have a lot of work and you start at a price (in my case it was a few dollars more than I made gross) the say here is all the deduction you can take off of income then they charge you for the communication device that can only be used in there business no personal use. then the uniform fee and you are required to check in before scheduled and you sign a waver so you have no workers comp insurance.

You have to get a higher coverage commercial auto insurance.

you have no vacation, medical insurance,no paid days off,no pay on holidays unless you work, no guarantee of any work at all.

All vehicle expenses are paid by the driver tolls gas repairs if you break down the send another courier and you do not get paid if you have to rent a truck and work you work for almost nothing. If the vehicle is stolen or damaged by others your out of luck.

Ad this all up I realized I would make less than $6.00 an hour for a 8 hr. day I often worked 9 or 10. And that would only happen because i already had a 4cyl paid for truck no way if i had to buy a new one.

I have seen contract couriers using 10 yr old vehicles smoking exhaust damaged body and glass trying to break even then to buy health insurance????

The claim is your an independent businessman but they tell you how much what time and how you have to do the job because it is a job by any other name.



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#1 Author of original report

yes i looked and aware of all

AUTHOR: RJ - ()

i had over 30 years experence driving and delivery type work and over 3 million miles of driving

i have owned a franchise a contract position, completly self employeed and as a emp;oyee 15 years on 1 and 10 on another both were eliminated and taken by contract courier co

interviewed both did the fiqures and declined both the first company lost there operating rights several yrs later the seconf lost the contract 6 months later and was sold.

the big probllem the 2nd time was the rates were almost the same in 2007 as they were paying in 1992 but the expences are much higher now. and the loability risk for an accident is 10x what it used to be 300k used to be enough now you better carry an aditional 1 million unbrella policy and remember you will have to insure yourself for medical bad enough but working contract you have no workmans comp so you trip making a delivery your income stops till you can work again or buy aflact type ins mor costs and also if you supposed to be independanr try to negociate rates there might be a little range but its useall take it or leave it

if you are unemp;oyeed and own a truck or car that will serve try it its ok for temp but remember they wear out fast when i worked for companys the vheicles at best lasted 3 years 150 175k and average 2.5 to 3 years remember you cannot have breaksowns theres no margen for a spare  and remember theres always exceptions the occasional guy makes it many do fair and a lot fail there never an absolute and with driving you can only do so much and falling asleep at the wheel is a chargable offence in many places good luck 

 

 

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

AUTHOR: nmd122 - ()

I do not work for this company,

 

 

but I did interview and am considering this opportunity. What I do not understand with your post is the following>>>>>>

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Contract courier co.like this one and others market to other companies that they should fire there current employees and contract with them. They give a low price and the companies think its a great deal.

Then they try to hire replacement drivers with there own cars and small trucks the pitch is they have a lot of work and you start at a price (in my case it was a few dollars more than I made gross) the say here is all the deduction you can take off of income then they charge you for the communication device that can only be used in there business no personal use. then the uniform fee and you are required to check in before scheduled and you sign a waver so you have no workers comp insurance.

 

You have to get a higher coverage commercial auto insurance.

 

you have no vacation, medical insurance,no paid days off,no pay on holidays unless you work, no guarantee of any work at all.

 

All vehicle expenses are paid by the driver tolls gas repairs if you break down the send another courier and you do not get paid if you have to rent a truck and work you work for almost nothing. If the vehicle is stolen or damaged by others your out of luck.
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what you described above is what a independent contractor is.............. didn"t they tell you all this stuff before you chose to work for them??? I had a 2 hour interview and the person I met with told me pretty much what you state in your rip off issue.... all those complaints you made here are  EXACTLY WHAT A INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR  does and is responsible for. Were you under the impression that you were "" hired as a employee?"" if so then you have  A VERY LEGITIMATE complaint. BUT............... if you want to be a independent with them I am suprised the issues you mentioned here are legitimate.
 
I am glad the manager I interviewed with told me everything you mentioned here. I do not feel they ripped you off unless you thought you were a "EMPLOYEE" with all you wrote I still may consider it. I know what you wrote is all to be expected. 
 
what you described above was fully explained to me and I am considering working for them   didn"t they tell you all that stuff?? They did me and made sure I fully understand what I am to expect....
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