Our platform provides full-time, part-time, seasonal, and even casual opportunities to Freelance Commercial Drivers in real-time and on a per trip basis. You will be a part of a never before seen database of Class A Freelance Commercial Driver profiles if you choose to join us. Take the Readiness Assessment for Freelance Commercial Drivers and see where you stand!
You will have the ability to:
- Share your contact information
- Control amount of Supplemental Income
- Decide long-term employment status: full-time, part-time, casual, or seasonal
- Build a professional profile
- Negotiate your rate of pay per hour, per mile, or by day
- Control information Carriers report to DAC
- Post your daily work status: available or not available
- Negotiate rates with Carriers, Brokers, and Shippers
- Download Driver Service Contracts, Expense Reports, and Customer Invoices
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I have to pay a subscription?
Your subscription provides you with a traditional commercial driver account. Our platform, marketing concepts, and business tools will assist you in developing your professional and personal skills as a Freelance Commercial Driver.
How do Carriers and Brokers find me?
Carrier, Brokers, Freight Forwarders, and Shippers posting on our website primarily search for drivers meeting certain criteria or experiences. Examples of these experiences would be: endorsements, geographical addresses (your availability location), radius of travel and much more.
The importance of having a full, complete, and updated profile illustrates professionalism, integrity, and availability. This is paramount to operating successfully as a Rescue18Wheeler Freelance Commercial Driver.
Why do I need a contract to do business?
A Driver and Carrier contract is a business tool used to prevent clients from developing temporary amnesia as it relates to Driver or Carrier responsibilities. Contracts regarding business rates or project proposals are necessary to becoming a successful Freelance Commercial Driver and is highly recommended by our staff. This is a crucial step for new Freelance Commercial Drivers and must not be ignored or forgotten when developing new and existing business relationships and keeping them from going astray.
Visit the 'Forms' section of the website and download the necessary documents needed to be a professional and effective Freelance Commercial Driver.
What's the difference between freelance driving, company driving, or driving as an Independent Owner Operator?
Freelance Commercial Drivers are independently operating as 1099 contract workers with the flexibility of choosing their own schedules, operating times, rate of pay, radius traveled, and availability.
Freelance Commercial Drivers can also choose their employment status: seasonal, casual, part-time, or full-time work. More importantly, by leveraging a your Class A driver status (without obtaining an ICC authority, liability or cargo insurances, and/or commercial equipment) as a negotiating tool, freelancers can work freely, professionally, and with a regard for integrity and rules - without huge upfront costs or backlash from government to operate.
Do I need liability insurance to be a Freelance Commercial Driver?
Establishing liability insurance is always necessary in the transportation industry. It is customary and shouldn't be problematic for Carriers operating as asset based companies to add Freelance Commercial Drivers, (on a per trip basis) to their liability insurance policies.
The cost for this service is usually $100 per occurrence or trip. Depending on discounts Carriers may receive from insurance providers. It is not unheard of to see costs per trip occurrence reduced down to 5, 10, or perhaps 20% in some cases. So, be sure to negotiate who pays for this addition to the Carrier's insurance policy.
How can Rescue18Wheeler.com help me if I don’t have an ICC authority or my own equipment?
Take Readiness Assessment for Drivers, create free Driver Account (paid monthly or yearly subscription), and post your profile and your availability status. It’s just that simple.
Note: Postings are only allowed through paid subscriptions.
Can I be an Freeance Commercial Driver and maintain my current employment?
Maintaining active employment with a current employer is highly recommended by Rescue18Wheeler.com. To test the waters, or to get a feel for our online business environment, it is best to freelance casually (during off or vacation times) or work part-time periodically until your successful professional business acumen is developed with contracting parties.
Retirees, and those who have simply washed their hands with the trucking industry and are looking for a fresh start, are encouraged to take the Readiness Assessment for Drivers. Ultimately, the decision to be a full-time, part-time, or casual Freelance Commercial driver is totally yours. Our staff and founding partners will proudly assist you in whatever status you decide to accept.
How do I determine what rate to charge a Carrier or Broker?
The average rate, depending on experience and expertise, is usually calculated at $100 to $120 an hour and/or one flat rate for city work (e.g. $400 – $500) and/or one flat rate for overnights (e.g. $800 – $1,000) for all miles operated within a 0 – 500 radius.
To exercise more creativity, calculating trips on a per mile basis (e.g. .90 – 1.00 a mile for a 1,000 or more operated miles) or on a smaller per hour scale like: $26 - $40 per hour will provide more flexibility for you and the client contracting Rescue18Wheeler Freelance Services.
What are the most effective ways to receive prompt and accurate payment from my customers?
Rescue18Wheeler.com encourages the use of professional and accurate invoicing for client(s) with whom you contract. A sample invoice for billing related issues is located in the 'Driver Tools' section of the platform and can be immediately downloaded (in an editable version) to any PC or flash drive.
Why do I need an accurate expense report with valid receipts?
Don’t forget. As a Rescue18Wheeler Freelance Commercial driver, you are a 1099 status contractor and are responsible for reporting accurate income amounts to the IRS. Expense reports and/or valid receipts will assist in organizing reporting processes and easily identify loss and profit segments of your business. View the Judd Miller (founder of Meta Human Institute) videos in the driver tool section for more information concerning wealth building and creating profit and loss statements.
How do I register for a Freelance Commercial Driver’s account?
Take Readiness Assessment for Drivers and submit the assessment when finished. Then, create a free Carrier Account.
Note: You may have to check your mail inbox to retrieve the link in order to create a free account.
Otherwise, you can select a paid subscription package by clicking the SIGN Up button on the navigation menu. You will be directed to a form labeled "Become Our Member!" Fill out the fields, submit the form, and then look for further instructions in your email account.
Make sure that the toggle button is set to the “Work” position if you are creating a Driver's Account. Fill out the other fields and submit the form. Make sure the field for 'Terms and Conditions" is checked and then go to your email account for further instructions.
How do I apply for a job?
On the 'Home Screen' there's a list of projects profiled by column, by list, and by page. To the right of the title of the posted project is an 'Apply' button. Click this button and follow the instruction to submit your bid on the open project.
Free Subscribers access may be limited, but if there's a project you would like to apply for, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request for a subscription upgrade.
How do I check my notifications?
In order to check notifications, you need to be logged into your account. Select the down arrow button that is located under your profile image or the profile image itself. This will open up a drop down menu. Select 'Notifications' from the list.
How do I cancel my account?
To cancel your account, please email a request to email@example.com.
How can I change my password?
After you login, you will see “Change Password” on the right hand side. Click it and it will take you to a form that will ask for your old and new password. Click Change Password to finish.
I forgot my password?
Click Login from the navigation menu. This will bring you to the “Welcome back!” form. Click Forgot Password? Enter your e-mail address and then click Send. A password reset email will be sent to you.
How do I post a profile for hire?
Login to your account and visit Your Profile by clicking your profile image. If you never attempted create your profile before, under the second tab 'Profile Details' you will see a link prompting you to active your profile.
Click this link and the page will automatically refresh. At this point you should be able to view the fields of your profile. After these fields are complete, they will post to the front-end of the website.
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