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    johnsrud transport

    I drove for johnsrud transport for 3 years 06-09 busted my but for this company and in the end they really screwed me over. Dispatch will consistently dispatch you on loads that cannot be logged legally one example, they get you loaded 11:00 am cst in des moines and want you to be in willard ohio to deliver at 7:00 am est the next day impossible to log legally and they have 3 loads a week that go into this customer. if you complain dispatch will cut your hours for the week or make you sit alot. The owner of the company Leon Johnsrud has retired and his daughter Jackie is completely clueless on what dispatch is having drivers do. Friends of mine are still telling me that they have to falsify logs all the time with this company, and with CSA2010 comming alot of johnsrud drivers are not happy with the way this company opperates. In my case I was dispatched on a load to canada and didn't have the hours to get the load to the customer on time, I told dispatch and was told I was the only driver available to do the load and that I would have to take it so I called the safety director and was told pretty much the same thing and he added that if ran out of hours ( on my 70) that I would have to reset in canada. This customer required a 6 hour test be done on the sample, dispatch told me I could log the test time as off duty wich i did that left me time to get home after i was unloaded ( this was a friday) well on monday they brought me into des moines and i was terminated for what safty called falsifying my logs for logging the 6 hrs off duty. safety said it should of been logged as on duty not driving. so not only did they terminate me unjustly wich the Iowa dept of unemployment agreed and gave me unemployment but they also gave me a bad DAC report wich has made it almost impossible to get another job. I hauled gas for 8 years before johnsrud with no problems I have a clean driving record with no accidents and because of the DAC report i can't get another job the whole situation is crazy. So if anyone is thinking about working for them be careful cause they will stick it to you in the end. and if you want to talk to some current drivers email me and i will get you in contact with them. if anyone can give me some advice on what to do about my DAC I would appreciate it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac jack View Post
    I drove for johnsrud transport for 3 years 06-09 busted my but for this company and in the end they really screwed me over. Dispatch will consistently dispatch you on loads that cannot be logged legally one example, they get you loaded 11:00 am cst in des moines and want you to be in willard ohio to deliver at 7:00 am est the next day impossible to log legally and they have 3 loads a week that go into this customer. if you complain dispatch will cut your hours for the week or make you sit alot. The owner of the company Leon Johnsrud has retired and his daughter Jackie is completely clueless on what dispatch is having drivers do. Friends of mine are still telling me that they have to falsify logs all the time with this company, and with CSA2010 comming alot of johnsrud drivers are not happy with the way this company opperates. In my case I was dispatched on a load to canada and didn't have the hours to get the load to the customer on time, I told dispatch and was told I was the only driver available to do the load and that I would have to take it so I called the safety director and was told pretty much the same thing and he added that if ran out of hours ( on my 70) that I would have to reset in canada. This customer required a 6 hour test be done on the sample, dispatch told me I could log the test time as off duty wich i did that left me time to get home after i was unloaded ( this was a friday) well on monday they brought me into des moines and i was terminated for what safty called falsifying my logs for logging the 6 hrs off duty. safety said it should of been logged as on duty not driving. so not only did they terminate me unjustly wich the Iowa dept of unemployment agreed and gave me unemployment but they also gave me a bad DAC report wich has made it almost impossible to get another job. I hauled gas for 8 years before johnsrud with no problems I have a clean driving record with no accidents and because of the DAC report i can't get another job the whole situation is crazy. So if anyone is thinking about working for them be careful cause they will stick it to you in the end. and if you want to talk to some current drivers email me and i will get you in contact with them. if anyone can give me some advice on what to do about my DAC I would appreciate it.

    The department of employment gave you a paper where they found in favor of you. Go to Hireright.com and look for the dispute form and download it , fill it out but spell check and make sure you proof read the thing enclose that copy from the DOE and send it in. Those bottom feeders will have to make it right! OR get a GOOD lawyer and sic his arse on them!

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    Thanks for the advice ! I'm going to do that tommorrow

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    Their equipment is junk. I ran a >600K '03 KW T800 with a flattop box sleeper for seven months. When it broke down on me 5 times in a month, I raised hell and was issued a used Transport America truck--underpowered and overgeared. (On the day I quit, the throttle sensor went out.)

    And they can't decide whether they're air or pump--some trucks are one, some are the other, and there's a few bisexual trucks. And they have some used trailers that can only be pumped off by 10 trucks in the fleet--DAMHIK.

    If you want to get home and you don't live in DM, good luck with that--their speech about how they 'care about your home time' is a lie. I was trying to get home on Sunday night, and they tried sticking me with a load to BC Canada with a Friday morning delivery. I live in Arizona. Anyone want to tell me how I could have gotten home on time in a 64mph truck? Once I went , they switched me out with a guy in SLC. The trailer I received froze up a landing leg so bad they had to cut it off. Then, once I got to the customer, I sat for two and a half days...then had to get the trailer washed out, then had to get the landing legs replaced, and then I finally got home. (Admittedly, the customer had a hand in this, but this isn't the first time they jacked me on my home time--just the worst.) Their payroll is absolutely Byzantine, and you won't get miles if you don't run outlaw.

    I'll admit, they're nice folks, to a point. I never had any abusive behavior like many other companies give you. And Leon's a good guy. Really. Problem is, his company has gone to absolute crap. I didn't mind tanker driving as such, but I'll never go back there without serious changes in their equipment and operations.

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    your 100% correct penguin people are nice at johnsrud but the fact that dispatch has the drivers running illigally all the time and the saftey director is blind to it, he's to worried about getting to the casino in des moines. they are really screwing the mileage drivers some of those guys have been with johnsrud a long time and are making peanuts. they hire new drivers and pay them hourly 17.00 - 19.00 an hour for all logged hours worked thats about $60,000 to 65,000 a year and i bet some of those guys that have been there 20-30 years are not making anything close to that. than all detention time is paid at your hourly wage where as the mileage drivers get like 10.00 an hr for detention. those drivers should be throwing a fit cause thats just plain wrong.

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    Caddilac Jack's Termination

    Most of what's been said is true but at least they [Johnsrud Tramsport] ARE nice people and family operated so you get a little KY and a kiss while you are being screwed, which by the way is more than you get from the rest of the industry. The story about not having time to go from Des Moines, Ia to Willard, Oh is wrong. A third of that trip is thru Illinois where you'd better be glad you can only go 64 mph. You load at 11am, leave DsM at 1pm and you. got 10 hrs drive time to Willard [about 500 mls]. You take your break at 11pm and tell dispatch you won't unload til 9am so you get your full 10. You are at the receiver on time so there's no problem. These guys aren't bottom feeders. We should be careful about our labels or we make them meaningless. The Canada situation which you [Caddilac Jack] happened, (I was told) because you DIDN'T stay in Canada and take your break, but crossed into the states, and THEN turned in a toll receipt for reimbursement. Meanwhile logging it as though you DID stay in Canada. I'd have eaten that toll receipt. You left the company no choice. Let's get the facts straight.

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    my post from april 2010

    I would like to take this time to set the record straight back in april 2010 I posted some comments about Johnsrud transport that were made at a time when I was mad at myself for getting terminated and was blaming everyone but myself. Johnsrud Transport insist that their drivers run legally and I was warned a few times about running over on hours and the company had no choice but to let me go. The company from the owner down have nothing but the safty of their drivers in mind insisting that drivers run legal. The company will bend over backwards to help drivers out with any problems they may have, it truly has a family atmosphere at Johnsrud and the company really dose care about the safety of their drivers. I would like to apologize to Johnsrud Transport for any misleading statements I have made in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac jack View Post
    I would like to take this time to set the record straight back in april 2010 I posted some comments about Johnsrud transport that were made at a time when I was mad at myself for getting terminated and was blaming everyone but myself. Johnsrud Transport insist that their drivers run legally and I was warned a few times about running over on hours and the company had no choice but to let me go. The company from the owner down have nothing but the safty of their drivers in mind insisting that drivers run legal. The company will bend over backwards to help drivers out with any problems they may have, it truly has a family atmosphere at Johnsrud and the company really dose care about the safety of their drivers. I would like to apologize to Johnsrud Transport for any misleading statements I have made in the past.
    What, did they threaten to sue you

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    what,,,,apologize,,,,what....can believe this ####.

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    So let me guest,now this is your first post over a year and now you claim its all your fault which makes me think you where told to apologize or your being sue by the company for slander.So which is it?

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