FreightStar West Chicago IL

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  1. cam512014

    cam512014 Bobtail Member

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    This company is ran out of Bulgaria by socialist, communist and narcissist people who treat the American Truck Drivers with like dirt. They lie and cheat you out of your money. Like for example. The last week I worked there I said enough is enough I was dispatched from Wilmington IL to Alabama with 3 stops but in reality I had 4 stops. She sends my load assignment and it read 1) Birmingham Al Associated Grocers 2) Walmart DC Brundidge Al 3) Aldi DC Loxley Al. In reality it was 1) Associated Grocers Birmingham Al. 2) Military Birmingham Al. 3) Walmart DC Brundidge Al and last stop 4) Aldi DC Loxley Al. She hide Loxley Al because my pre-load was out of Birmingham and by creating this disgusting and dishonest act she thought I was going to be the most stupid driver of the world and never realize her actions. She hide Military Warehouse in Birmingham Al. to avoid paying 255 miles from Loxley Al. back to Birmingham Al. I deliver Military picked up my next load assignment to Minnesota and pick up my last load assignments in Minnesota to Ilinois and quit. So the owner of FreightStar and his terminal manager in West Chicago are part of this scheme and will claim that they had no control of their dispatch and all their dishonest and disgusting acts of cheating their own drivers out of their money and their honest earnings is a team effort. DO NOT WORK FOR FREIGHTSTAR YOU WILL REGRET YOUR DECISION. Whether you believe or not their real objective is to provoke you out in the road to the point of you losing your controls to draw you to abandon your truck so they can keep your money.
     
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  3. Metalicious

    Metalicious Road Train Member

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    The vast majority of us wouldn't even want to throw poo in the direction of any company in Chicago.
     
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  4. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    What? I'm surprised. Usually those companies owned by the Russians and Eastern Europeans are honest and pay for all miles. They have to, so they can make sure to get that escrow.
     
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  5. Metalicious

    Metalicious Road Train Member

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    I have worked for one Russian, run out of Texas. He is the only guy I think I would want to drive as a company driver for again over the road period. Not that we didn't ever have our issues, he did short my pay a few times but because his dispatchers never told him about my detention. Once he knew I was shorted he corrected it right away. He didn't do none of that escrow junk either. You'd thought he was a Texan, though he wasn't.
     
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  6. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    I worked for a fella from Eastern Europe, and while he did do all that shady stuff, it wasn't all bad. I never had a short check and he did do right by me. The way they lie to brokers and get money from drivers, yes that can be annoying and I knew I'd be screwed. As a temporary solution, it worked nicely
     
  7. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    I agree. I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked, by the inferrence of dishonesty in the Chicago market.
     
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  8. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Right.....keep these drivers coming.
    FOR FUTURE DRIVERS THINKING OF SIGNING ON TO A 1099 COMPANY IN CHICAGO: if you go up to work in Chicago, make sure you don't leave empty handed. Get an Italian beef sandwich.
     
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  9. kidz bop

    kidz bop Medium Load Member

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    pay and miles affects escrow? what is escrow used for in a trucking company to buy new trucks or something?
     
  10. mwonch

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    It's a fleece-purchase tactic. It's supposed to help pay for the low weeks and emergency repairs. Anymore, it's just a down payment that no one ever gets back for a truck the driver will never own. Megas do this, too. Only they use legal cover. If a truck is turned in (even if switching to another at end of lease), every scratch, dent, and loose bolt comes out of the escrow. Need cleaning? That, too. Anything left (and there never is) is either given back to the driver or applied to the new lease. You know, for that huge but always elusive balloon payment if ya wanna "buy" the truck.

    Before anyone says that's what the maintenence fund is for....what maintenance fund? Tires and PMs use all that nearly as soon as it accumulates. Ain't any cheaper to do it at a terminal than at TA or Love's. Breakdown on the road and need a tow? Got supers so it's a road call rather than limping to the next shop? Lights start flickering or burnt out? Red lines leaking in the AM at a mountaintop rest area? All gone! And then some. Need more cash to cover in a pinch? Escrow. Maybe. If they're nice that day.

    Big and small companies know most will never complete a lease OR never complete the 3 or 4 leases required to actually buy a tractor. So these days, it's a huge income boost, nothing more.
     
  11. Last Call

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    His right ya know ... I highly recommend ...Portilo's... hands down the best Italian Beef in the entire USA .. oh and make sure you put the peppers on.it too
    Thanks @bryan21384 .. now you got my mouth watering for one of them Italian beefs
     
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