Thanks so much, G - really appreciate your help!
I straightened out the verification by removing the two URLs that were showing not verified and resubmitting https://robstrucking.net for verification. Success! I have now connected the Rob's Trucking analytics account to the google console. Then I manually requested reindexing of each URL in the site (only about 10). I do notice that the Rob's Trucking contact page now is on page three of the google search. The home page has dropped off results entirely.
Perhaps changes I made to page titles are at the core of the search visibility issues? I took the Squarespace demo site, changed page names, updated URL suffixes. The home page was originally titled '/work', I changed this to /home. Could this be the issue?
I'm very disappointed with SquareSpace support - no actionable advice has been given related to my request to confirm the accuracy of the xml sitemap, if the sites were verified properly, or if the URL structure was causing any trouble. I was advised to hire an SEO expert 😐 - whom I could pay to ask Squarespace the same questions before they could move on with real SEO.
Anyone else having similar issues