What is SlipSeat?
SlipSeat is a freelance marketplace where you can sell your surplus hours of service to carriers that need them.
SlipSeat is not a job board, load board, temp agency or a staffing company. We are the framework that makes it all possible. We provide the magic.
Who can be a SlipSeater?
Any active CDL holder can sell services as a Contract Driver. If you have a truck, you can sell services as a Contract Driver, Owner Operator or both!
Can I charge any rate I want?
Yep, any rate you want. You are in total control of your own destiny.
Am I required to accept a booking request?
No, you are free to accept or refuse any booking request for any reason; however, once you accept it, we expect you to honor it and complete the gig in a professional manner and to the carrier's satisfaction.
When will I get paid?
SlipSeaters get paid within one week of a successful job completion.
How do I get paid?
Once a job request is complete, both you and the carrier confirm the completed job and rate each other. The funds are then transferred into your virtual wallet which you may in turn transfer to an outside source such as a bank or PayPal account.
Can I sell services if I've had accidents and tickets?
Yes, you can, but, carriers will have access to your accident and violation history. In order to attract business, you may need to offer a rate that is below your local market average.
Can I accept full time employment with a carrier that has used me already?
Yes, you are free to come and go as you please. You may however need to repeat the DOT on-boarding process, depending on the circumstances.
Will I receive a 1099 from SlipSeat?
Whether you receive a 1099 will depend on how you’ve withdrawn your funds and how much you’ve withdrawn. If you’ve been paid out over $600 via check over the course of a calendar year, SlipSeat will send you a 1099 tax form. SlipSeat does not handle tax documentation for redemptions made via PayPal, as per IRS rules, the entity that distributes these funds to you is responsible for generating these documents, as appropriate. To learn more, see this IRS document, instructions for Form 1099-MISC. If you redeem your earnings through PayPal, then PayPal will handle your tax documentation in accordance with its own tax reporting practices. For more information, see the PayPal article How does PayPal report my sales to the IRS? Will I receive a 1099 tax statement?