Proud American trucker is a scam

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by Joe2276, Mar 27, 2024.

  1. Joe2276

    Joe2276 Bobtail Member

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    I worked for proud American trucker for three weeks and they never paid me. The last day I worked for them the truck would not start so they came down to fix it told me to go inside to the customer and check in. Meanwhile, they took off with a truck and my stuff in it. so when you see them posting on Facebook or anywhere else realize it is a scam and you will never get paid. And if they can get away with it, they will steal your stuff along with it.
     
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  3. Crude Truckin'

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    Where they out of? Is that the name of the company? What was the reason they came and got the truck? Were you W2 or 1099?
     
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  4. Joe2276

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    They claim to be out of Indiana but they’re actually out of Chicago. They give you the choice to be W-2 or 1099. On Sunday I could not start the truck so I requested a mechanic. Monday afternoon at 3 PM they showed up and told me to go inside and check in and when I came out, the truck would probably be running and I could get loaded. When I came back out, I saw them driving away in the truck, and they never came back. And then they blocked me on all their forums and ghosted me.
     
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  5. Antinomian

    Antinomian Road Train Member

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    Sounds like a remote kill feature. Did you have an argument with them before the truck quit running?
     
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  6. Joe2276

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    No. Everything was going great. My load was supposed to bring me home to get the rest of my things so I could spend more time on the road before going home. There is another review on google maps posted the Monday before where the driver said the company told him they could not pay him because they were going bankrupt. Since then, they seem to have removed their company off of google maps.
     
  7. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    Did you file a police report? While it is their truck that does not entitle them to take your stuff, especially if you got something in there like a laptop, phone etc etc it is your stuff surprised you did not call the police that would be my first option. You'll of course need to prove you owned things which is why it is good to have proof like credit receipts. Its like if you lease an apartment, the owner of that apartment just can't toss out or dump your stuff you own this and are entitled to have this either returned back to you or compensated for it. The Judge Judy show has lots of people coming on all the time and interesting enough one of the most common cases she hears are about tenants asking for compensation/ and or their items returned.
     
  8. Joe2276

    Joe2276 Bobtail Member

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    I was able to get my stuff back. But they left it at a nearby truckstop. I had to walk 40 minutes in the cold wind of Chicago to get it back. But yeah, they stranded me there. I’m working with my local wage commission to get the money they owe me. Over $6000
     
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  9. REO6205

    REO6205 Road Train Member

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    Be sure to let us know how this turns out for you. Just a thought...How did you know they left your stuff at the truck stop and how did you know which one it was?
     
  10. Joe2276

    Joe2276 Bobtail Member

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    They texted me and told me where they left it. They ghosted me after that.
     
  11. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Wow....this is a new low. I've never heard of anything like this in my life.
     
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