Beware crooked Mercer!

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  1. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Guess I'm special. They always got me a copy with in a couple minutes whenever I spot checked them.
     
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  3. sealevel

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    Lol. I like how they capitalized "SEE". You can already tell they are pissed.
     
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  4. texasmorrell

    texasmorrell Medium Load Member

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    Yes I noticed that SEE also. Meow!
     
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    texasmorrell Medium Load Member

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    Yes. You asked to see an invoice to make sure it would match your settlement report so they gave you an invoice that matched your settlement report. What you should’ve been asking for was a copy of the contract from the shipper. The invoice is generated in house by Mercer and is easily manipulated to reflect any figure Mercer wants. So as long as the contractor gets an invoice that matches his settlement report he’s got no reason to investigate any further. This is why Mercer was fighting me so hard. It’s one thing to provide a falsified invoice to a contractor and quite another to provide a falsified invoice in a court proceeding. One is morally reprehensible. The other is a criminal act.
     
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  6. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    The law allows me access to a copy of the original freight invoice. Which has been supplied every time I've requested it. The law does not allow me access to copies of freight contacts. And it shouldn't. Freight contracts have information that can be used to steal customers.
     
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  7. sealevel

    sealevel Road Train Member

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    I think what your doing is important. Win, lose, or draw.
    Impressive the way you are learning and representing yourself.
    When you ask for freight bills, it's divorce time.
    I won't bash any carrier I have never worked for, but have always felt this practice is more wide spread than what some would want to believe. 1 out of 10,000 would fight it. Just glad you are sharing it.
    Good luck, no matter the outcome.
     
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  8. texasmorrell

    texasmorrell Medium Load Member

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    My point is still valid. They provided you with invoices that you have no way of verifying if they are accurate absent a civil lawsuit of your own with which you can request the contracts in the discovery process like I did. The law in this respect is weak. The carriers are only required to provide easily manipulated invoices with no documentation to verify their accuracy. You are exactly the kind of contractor that trucking companies want. You are ready willing and able to easily accept anything they tell you as being the gospel and then you quickly go away.
     
  9. texasmorrell

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    You are correct. If you have to ask to see proof that they’re complying with the contract it is time to go. I was only with Mercer for the trailer. I have always operated under my own authority. I don’t like anybody looking over my shoulder or critiquing my driving. And I really don’t like being at the mercy of any carrier who can screw with my loads if they want to. Like I said in my previous post I was going to be a memory the day after I paid off my trailer.
     
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  10. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    No I don't accept everything as gospel. However im not prone to jump to big conspiracy thinking either. I dont believe they doctor up phony invoices to have on hand in case some one asks to see one. And the time frame in which I was supplied mine did not allow time to doctor anything, so it would of had to have been done before hand. They just aren't going to pay an employee to make fake copies of invoices in order to cheat folks out of a few dollars.
     
  11. spyder7723

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    Wait a second. Did you really just say you have always operated under your own authority and only leased to Mercer to get a trailer? Seriously?
     
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