Quitting JCT - can you share some info please?

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by Sierra, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Sierra

    Sierra Bobtail Member

    Dec 22, 2011
    Hello there...I have been with John Christner Trucking or JCT, for a couple of years in the lease purchase deal. Since they decided to use e-logs, my miles have dropped off badly. The pure aggravation of the dispatchers arguing with me is making me bonkers. You can't plan because by the time you get empty or loaded you are already not going to make the next appointment. I have not been a driver very long - a little under 10 years, but never have I been treated like such a child. Once you get on their bad side, look out! I say all of this so others can be advised!

    I am wondering if I go to the yard and terminate my lease what happens to the performance money and maintenance money I have in my account. It is a sizeable amount. Will they hassle me over it or will they just cut me a check? My truck is in great shape. Can anyone share their stories? Thanks a million.

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  3. cpttuttle

    cpttuttle Medium Load Member

    Oct 20, 2011
    as far as i know it's a walk away lease.as long as no damages to truck,i think u should be able to keep it.sounds like your in better shape than when i left.i was 18,000 in the hole.but they didn't report it to credit agencys and havn't come after me.
  4. cpttuttle

    cpttuttle Medium Load Member

    Oct 20, 2011
    better get used to e-logs.they r going to b mandatory
  5. losttrucker

    losttrucker Road Train Member

    Mar 9, 2008
    Step 1) Photograph EVERY inch of the truck including tires!!
    Step 2) Have them sign off on a visual inspection sheet (no dents, scrathes etc)
    Step 3) Make sure they know you took photo's of every inch of the truck
    Step 4) Turn in all company issued items and have them sign off that they received items in good working condition
    Now that all that is done, clean the inside to near spotless and have them sign off on that.

    The reason I say do all this?? Because they will try to nickel and dime you out of every penny left in your performance money and maintenance money accounts.
    And if I'm not mistaken by law they have 45 days to issue you a check for any kind of escrow or bonds, which all that information is suppose to be in your lease tthat you signed.

    If they do have to repair the truck after you turn it in, you are entitled to the work orders of the parts they replaced, all though they could just make stuff up since it is their shop.
    cuco Thanks this.
  6. Rollover the Original

    Rollover the Original Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2009

    Not anytime soon as the court ruled they are believe it or not unconstitutional!

    Now OP do NOT just go in and quit! GO HOME!
    unload the truck
    clean it out completely and scrub it from top to bottom then take pictures of the interior with the date stamp on it then put just enough clothes in the tuck for 1 bag that will either fit in a cargo hold and one carry on.

    write a very concise Voluntary termination letter giving them 2 weeks notice to the HR department and send it return receipt requested or just track it through the USPS. When it is delivered and you will know it when you are notified by email then send a I'm giving you a 2 week notice on Q-Comm or People net. Take pictures of all screens concerning this and remember you can get copies of this through the carriers offices with a subpena. It doesn't matter if the idiots in your office delete them they stay of the owners of the satellites servers for in case of some legal matters! Then wait for a few minutes and then call them and record the call if you want just for proof and tell them NICELY that you are giving them a 2 week notice.

    IF they bring you to the yard TAKE MORE PICTURES with the geo tracking turned on in the cell phone or camera but be sure that you get one with the mechanic inspecting the truck and another one in front of the building with the name in it or a sign on the property. Also do a few more picture of all the tire wear, the complete body and the engine space so that you don't receive some stupid bill for tires of sme bull crapola most BFIs try to do!

    Also come out with a SIGNED inspection report from the company BUT when you call in ask them if they will give you a signed inspection report. If they say no then stop at the nearest truck inspection shop NOT a scale house and pay for a complete inspection. It's cheaper that way over some moron collection agency looking for the cost of a full set of tires or some fake body work!

    IF they tell you to drop it at some far away place tell them to either email that to you private email address OR fax it to you! DO NOT TAKE THEIR WORD! They WILL screw you with an abandonment! Seen it done too many times! If they refuse that then tell them you're taking it to a wrecker impound yard that will charge them big bucks to get out and tell them it's cheaper to fax those directions to you because you will not fall for some BS claims and a bad DAC.

    Make then prove that you abandoned or trashed out or tore up the truck!Picture ARE worth a thousand words when it comes to that BFI DAC report! CYA!
  7. JimDucan

    JimDucan Medium Load Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Jesus H Christ, cpttuttle, Infrared61ranger, please type correctly and don't use texting slang. Use capital letters at the start of your sentences and periods at the end!

    Thank you.
    JRTBud87, mgfg and Rick_C Thank this.
  8. TB John

    TB John Company Shill of BYOB & CBD

    Dec 28, 2008
    Isn't what happens to the money spelled out in the lease agreement?
  9. 1026

    1026 Light Load Member

    Sep 11, 2010
    Northwest Georgia
    I was thinking the same. I'm sure it is. If you can't read it. spend a couple hundred for an attorney to decipher. That'd be worth the investment anyway if you've a couple K's tied up in their accounting.
  10. girlsplayinc

    girlsplayinc Bobtail Member

    Feb 20, 2012
    the r not mandatory they r only voluntary they haven't even passed congress,u all need to learn to listen and read its in land line mag. if any thing your 4th amendment right has been violated. its just away for company to keep tabs on you.we all need to stand up and stop these companies,congress and fmcsa's in controling us.
  11. mgfg

    mgfg Road Train Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    You would have to be able to READ in order to understand a lease agreement.
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