They ask someone at the first interview if they know how to cheat on logs?
And he went to work for them?
Nobody can MAKE you do anything illegal, like running over hours, all you have to do is say no, and copy the qualcomm messages. They may screw with you, but they can't MAKE you break the law.
They can't MAKE you buy a truck either.
Come on people, every company has problems, but they all have the same solution, it's called the door, use it.
Rjm Global/cool Express Of Wisconsin
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This is a small rural community with a population of little over 400. This company has flipped through so many name changes, that they have over 100 alias listed on most the lawsuits for judgement of money are using all alias names to be included.
No they can't make you cheat on log books, and they can't make you buy a truck. Most of the drivers that started working for them were new drivers, some of them had never driven for any other company in this area.
What a driver can't do is go out on several runs back and forth to Fort Wayne and Iowa for two weeks hauling trailers for them and then be told he doesn't get paid since they changed the policies on dead head miles while he was out there and they no longer pay anything for dead head. What a driver can't do anything about is all the additives, scales, etc...tolls he paid that he sent receipts in as he always did for 2 years and find out that they also decided not to pay them because he did not get approval for that in advance which they also changed the policies on while he was out there those two weeks.
What a driver can't do when he gets back without a paycheck for two weeks and finds out he owes tolls and other payments normally covered by the usual policies, that all of a sudden changed while he was out there without notice of any kind, is now be told the only way he can keep his job with this company is to buy a truck from them, because they feel that the company drivers are sabatoging their equipment because it's not theres.
The driver can find the door, and in our case, he did, but he was so caught off guard by this that it took some time to find another job, and had to collect unemployment, in our case we were lucky, a week after we left, 10 other drivers found in the same situation were not able to collect unemployment, because the owners said they quit and or were fired, to avoid paying out unemployment benefits.
This company has hurt a small rural community that doesn't have a lot of options for employment and this owner employed a great deal of this community in their office, shops, and on the road drivers. It has left a bad taste in our mouths, many of these people were left without jobs, and are scrambling to get through this.
I believe this is one reason so much is being said about this company and because of the bonds that rural communities share and how many people have truly been hurt and lost money and had to struggle.
We are just now finding out how crooked this company was. The owner moved out here after serving time in prison in Iowa. He has done this kind of crap before, under several name changes, but this community was not that aware of the problems he was to put upon them in his dealings and some of them have paid dearly.
He is not going to stop doing this crap, unless something is done on a criminal basis, so far all his court records are about money judgements, intentional tort, but no criminal. Even then, he served time in prison before he got to Blue River, and still managed to relocate from Iowa and start his business over again.
I think it has to somehow become a criminal offense. just to slow this Wessels down. I don't know. I also believe Darrell Wessels is mentally ill, bipolar something, just too unstable of a person. When the heat is on him he passes that heat onto his son and daughter, wife or other family members, it's just a real dysfunctional family and a very sad and painful as well as emotional and financial bad experience for these new drivers and this rural community that worked for him.
replying to post that they can't make you run illegal..........a lot of the drivers came from out of state, across the country, with little or no money, just their cdl & some personal belongings. the stories they were told to draw them here were promises of big money, nice trucks (which they were not), and the freedom to run where you wanted, the option to purchase a truck with no money down, etc.
i saw more than 1 driver quit a decent job to come to wisconsin & ask where the pete's & kw's were. these weasels even advertized in several trucking magazines (had 2 drivers show me the ads), showing pictures of trucks that did not exist with this company. saw many walk away before they started, but some were not so fortunate.
i saw for myself, darrel, kick several drivers to the curb, no bus ticket home, no money, some were not even allowed to take their personal belongings out of their trucks. other drivers were threatened with their jobs if they gave these guys a ride anywhere. they were stuck out here in the middle of bfe with nothing but their hatred for the weasels. i even saw several bloody fights that darrel or dan would engage with drivers, who just wanted their money and belongings, trying to get out. he had phony cameras set up around the yard, telling drivers they were caught on tape starting these fights and that the law would be on their way. the levels these weasels stoop to are just unbelievable....
it's true a lot of drivers had no previous experience, and couldn't find jobs anywhere else. if you wanted to keep your job you had to do what they wanted you to, hoping it would get better.
i could really go on & on, but i don't think my typing fingers could hold out that long.....
the weasels day is coming!!!! hallelujah!!!!!
If there is anything I can do to help, or need my experties on anything let me know. I will be willing to talk to who ever needs answers, of what I may know. Just leave the info here on who I may need to contact. Like I said these guys really hurt me bad, and my family. They put me in a really bad spot, and it's my turn to repay them the favor the hard way, if there was a way. So count me in if you need the help.
I have also seen alot of things go down when it comes to these so called people. They have hurt so many. I had worked for the wessels on a very close hand for 2 years. I know how they treated their drivers, and I know how they work. I was there, to see it, and it's very, very shameful. I was there when they bought alot of these trucks from auctions. They also used my kids when it came to there bible bus during the summers, and trying to make them look good as very religious people. Also as part of their drivers, I know how they treated them my husband drove for them for over a year, and was one of the drivers that was buying a truck and my husband got screwed. And as part of the inspections for these trucks and trailers. They were false inspections done by the Diane who was ahead of their safety ordeals, and also I, because I worked at the shop. I was even told by Darrel That I was to keep my mouth shut about everything that I had seen or heard, or there would be consiquences, and boy he wasn't joking. Like I said he pulled a good one with me. He made me pay a price. All of these people were so good when it came to falsifying documents. I would love to get sweet revenge and give them all there pay back. I just don't want to have worry anymore when it comes to their next steps. I just want my piece of mind. Llike I said before, if there is anything I can do to help please let me know, and I will do everyhting in my power.
THERE IS AN ATTORNEY NAMED MARK B. WHO IS LOOKING FOR ANY INFO HE CAN GET ON THESE WEASELS TO SHUT THEM DOWN. YOU CAN REACH HIM AT 608-732-7880 OR 608-348-4466 OR 262-495-8530. HE'S A NICE GUY & WILLING TO LISTEN. SEEMS LIKE THE DEAL WITH SELLING ALL THOSE TRUCKS TO THE RUSSIANS, HAS SOME FISHY SMELL TO IT TOO. HE WAS WONDERING IF I HAD VIN # FOR THE TRUCKS I DROVE TO BALTIMORE, WHICH I DON'T BUT I HAVE PICTURES & OTHER INFO THAT WILL HELP. ANY ONE WANTING TO HELP CAN DO SO HERE............. IF NOT DROP ME A MESSAGE & WILL GIVE PHONE & FAX # TO THIS ATTORNEY.......LET'S DO IT BACK TO THESE CROOKS.
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