Just to let u all know nothing has changed.i should have never trusted them.all is well as long u r needed,but when that ends u r just a no good as Doug A (the boss) will scream at u.i gave my notice to leave, then they deside to hold my pay as well as excuses on why i was not paid.Marice H(safety?/truck owner)is as sharp as a bowling ball and will lie ,cheat,and steal u blind.PLEASE b very careful when considering working for this company.they care nothing for drivers and most of all they will try to destroy ur DAC file,even tho u gave a 2 wk notice.
specialized express, columbus, ohio
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This company needs to be put out of business. I wasted 2 years of my life working for two tyrants - Marci and Doug, who put all kinds of BS on my DAC to try and ruin my career. For anyone out there looking for a job and even if you are desperate - don't and I repeat don't work for them because they are the worst company in America!! Fraud and deceit is their mission statement!
Just want to say I agree that they are not good people,and may GOD have mercy on thier souls,I wasd fired because I wanted time off to get my ministers licence.
doug told me that his company was not set up to handle that gave time off notice 6wks in advance then 12 days before time to go home he fired me!!
told me go home and be a minister full time and that he didnt believe in god! thats appearant May god forgive him and show him the light!!
God bless all of you whom have had trouble with specialized express
Wow !! Was looking for information on this company and now i have it !!
I checked their safestat rating and the driver score was horrible. Company was ok, on vehicle stat.
Found nothing on BBB website.
So ? why has'nt anyone reported them?
I do thank you all for posting your experience with them.
yeah, after all the grief, etc with marci and doug, i'd tell people to go drive for swift at least you'd get home on a regular basis without hassle.... at least not the hassle of getting fired and all kinds of lies placed on your dac report. mine says i violated company policy..??? who knows what the heck that means... i wish that i would of never went there.. i should of stayed where I was... at least my DAC looked better at that point, then now..
so folks considering a driving career with specialized express out of columbus, ohio.. BEWARE.... i would look elsewhere... they might be interesting on paper, but in real life, they aren't nothing but liars, cheats, and crooks..
and I thought C.R. ENGLAND was bad...
I wanted to report them to the BBB. Unfortunately, they are slick. I even turned there trucks in as unsafe. I had their customers telling me to leave but I bet old Tyson and Sarah Lee are still using them, Cheap Rate more than likely.
I was on the phone so long I forgot who I tried to call with the BBB. I reported them to the FCC and DOT but they are still out there. THeir trailers were pieces of crap and needed so much repairs done on the trucks, but it was always wait, but when they broke down , it was your fault.
Heck, I even pulled into a scale house and got a ticket on the mudflap that was missing for several months. Guess who paid for that ticket? NOT THEM. It was my drivers license number and name. The state of Colorado held my llicense renewal up until it was paid. it was a $20.00 ticket that turned into a $120.00 because Marci kept saying they paid it, but they didn't. Like I had that kind of money laying around working for them, yeah RIGHT!!!
yeah i have a o/op friend that knows good ole doug from years past... and that man still owes him money... he'll never see it.. ... i'm not sure what he owes him money for..nor did i inquire.
companies such as these should be shut down for good. unfortunately, they are usually the last to 'go'...
I read here on the forum that this CSA 2010 might stop some of this bad DAC reporting. Companies will see your low or no score and pay less attention to the nasty things on your DAC. The driver stated companies might watch what they post on your DAC more. I would like to believe this will happen. Time will tell
I am sorry you have had a bad experience with Doug Able, Marci Hinton. What about Dougs lover Dan? and Dans lover Dave? I worked there for a year and aged 10 years. I was at sara lee in arizona when i put the trailer dolly wheels down and pulled out from under the trailer to have the trailer crash to the ground because the dolly wheels have never had preventitive maintainance, Then the trash took out of my check the $500.00 to lift the trailer so i could get back under the trailer. This trailer sat at sara lee with the doors opened in 100 + degrees because they could not unload it and i could not get the doors closed because it was too close to the docks. I reported this to sara lee's main office and of course there management did nothing. needless to say I or my family eats sara lee anymore. 98% of there trailers should not be on the highways for the safety of all concerned. Doug able expects you to be up all day then run all night to bypass weigh stations because they know with 100% certainity you would be shut down because of mechanical, log book violations. I had a abcessed tooth one time and went to the dentist and was put on narcotics, along with a antibiotic Able had known this yet forced me to go after a load which i did and while i was there i needed to take my meds and then i fell asleep. next thing i known the police was knocking on the door of the truck to wake me. I can remember when i was there a driver left one of their trucks running on the side of the florida turnpike took his stuff and left. the state police had it towed including the frozen load which the refrigerator was shut off. It serves them right what goes around comes around and yes i do believe in carma. I cannot figure out why they are still hauling for brand name foods, and with there accident rating why DOT has not sanctioned there authority. (Who is paying Who?) I guess they are above the law and the only way of stopping them is by a ballbat to the head.
As long as there are drivers running illegal, the industry will never change. It is the same for O/O's that haul cheap freight, and then complain that they can't find a decent paying load.
The wheels on the truck keep going round and round.
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