Transport America! Worse then Swift and C.R. England!

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by MKruse, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. MKruse

    MKruse Bobtail Member

    Aug 12, 2019
    I applied for this company in March for a Dedicated position for PPG products where I only be out Monday thru Friday. and was brought on early April into Orientation after background check was done. My recruiters name was Amanda. I was set up to attend orientation in Indianapolis IN for 3 days. During the orientation I took a driving test, drug test which was both urine and hair follicle. All 3 I had no issue and I finished orientation and was assi1gned to go pick up my truck from the terminal in North Jackson Ohio. I got there and everyone welcomed me as I looked over my truck. Everything went smoothly and I set out for my load first load with them. For 2 weeks I made on time pick ups and deliveries was in contact with my dispatcher if I had a question or if I had to notify him of anything. I was loving it here. I was on my way back to the drop yard in Aurora IL to drop an empty trailer and pick up my delivery for Monday. I get a call from my recruiter Amanda saying she spoke to my previous employer who told her I was involved in 2 accidents and was Terminated. Neither of which were true and I was in awe that my former employer would say that about me. I called my manager from the last employer and confirmed there was nothing on my record and confirmed with him I was on good terms when I left. It confused me. I got back to Amanda and passed along my managers number. I really don't know who she talked to but with the fact that whoever she talked to lied also went ainst company policy. She wouldn't give me a name. Amanda said she would get back to me in a day.....Nope....I never heard back from her. In a weeks time I left both emails and voicemails to Amanda, the safety department, my dispatcher, my home terminal manager, and fleet leader. No response from any and I called them all more then once. Ironically the numbers started to ring once and it would go to voicemail. In that time I couldn't log into my profile and I cleaned out my truck. One day I go by to see my truck isn't where I left it with still no response from anyone. I finally emailed the president of the company himself. Mr. Paul Simmons, I got emails back from 2 of his secretary's claiming he was away on business. They looked into my situation and said I was no longer with company over the false information they were given. I passed along my side of the story and told them to speak with my former supervisor directly but the decision was already made. On another note the friend who referred me got let go to because of issues with poor management. He was also suppose to get referral bonus from me. They never paid out a cent to him. I was told by Amanda that they were a true family company who looked out for their drivers. They sure showed it. IF YOU SEEK A COMPANY WHO DOES NOT KEEP PROMISES ON REFERAL BONUSES AND IS WILLING TO GHOST YOU AT THE FIRST SIGN OF DOUBT THIS COMPANY IS FOR YOU!!!!
  2. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2019
    Valrico FL
    If you need a company for referral bonuses you are doing it wrong
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  3. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

    Dec 15, 2007
    Northern Indiana
  4. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    How is it you were driving for 2 weeks before this info allegedly came up?....either they're incompetent or there's more to the story...
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  5. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    None of this makes any sense.
    They got some reason for kicking you
    To the curb after 2 weeks.
    They just don't want to tell you.

    Just go back to your old job if
    Everything is as fine as you say.

    Stop begging to go back to a crappy company.
    You should be thanking them.
    There's 10,000 trucking jobs everyday.
    Go get one and move on.

    FYI: you should check your DAC to see
    What's on it.
    And to see what transam puts on it.
    There might be something on there that
    You don't know about.
  6. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

    May 3, 2016
    Hot Springs, AR
    I’d like to know more about the two accidents. Were they those pesky “preventable” kind? They weren’t DOT reportable were they?
  7. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    South GA
    Well, there's always Swift an CR England
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  8. Veteran driver

    Veteran driver Medium Load Member

    Aug 24, 2010
    Portland Oregon
    Exactly. I’d like to know more about those accidents too!

    All DOT reportable accidents would’ve shown up on the PSP and Transport America would’ve known about them from day one
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  9. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Indianapolis, In
    It could have been as simple as the person in HR answering the inquiry made a mistake. Perhaps two former drivers with the same name. I have heard similar situations in the past. One thing is true about those situations, the company will never ever double check.
    Dealing with larger companies you have to remember you are a fish. Throw that one back and grab another one.
  10. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

    May 3, 2016
    Hot Springs, AR
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