Trucking Company that hates to pay Owner-Operators

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by ChuckMcD, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. ChuckMcD

    ChuckMcD Light Load Member

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    "Attention" Owner-Operators that work in the Intermodal Industry in the Kansas City, area. "STOP" Beware signing up with DNJ Intermodal. This company hates to pay. I was leased to this "SORRY" company from April 2011 to Nov. 2012. Every week I had to endure pay shortages. Refused to pay "Equipment Splits" wouldn't pay tours "GOING and RETURNING" on a trip, When I did local work I wouldn't get paid for some local moves. Every pay period I had to deal with this. When you catch and show the manager where you weren't paid it could still take weeks to get paid for the shortages, mean while you're still getting short on future settlements. There were times I was six weeks and longer waiting to get my settlement sheets caught up. He tried to get out of reimbursing for "Scaling Loads" and Toll Reimbursement. Lying to Owner-Operators was nothing to this guy. He would tell us anything he thought we wanted to hear. The manager had no remorse when it came to lying. He had the most Owner-Operator turn over I've ever was aware of. One month he would have thirty-five Owner-Operators, after they figured out what was going on he would have fifteen or less. Usually after a few months the Owner-Operator would realize this and turn in their Plates, and Placards. I spoke to a number of them after they were there a few weeks and asked them were they being shorted on their settlements, some accused him of being a cheat, they responded yes! They began looking for somewhere else to go. I stayed there longer than any Owner-Operator because I lived two miles from the office, it was convenient, and just hoped every week I'd be paid correctly. It could take me an hour or better to figure out my settlement sheet, because instead of paying what I was due for that day and in the correct order I performed the duty, his crew would make payment out of order or on another day. DNJ Intermodal was and is, relentless about frustrating an O-O when it come to figuring out what was due them at Settlement time. It's ridiculous. This company is worse than Horizon Freight I was leased to in 2004. To sue these companies, you have to go to the Home State they're out of. You can sue these Jerk Offs in the State they set up an Office in, if you win, you still have to sue in their Home State to be awarded any damages. It's Crazy. Owner-Operators have no rights or protection, which explains why companies prefer Owner-Operators over company drivers. It's a big scam. Bigger than Scams on the internet. Owner-Operators BEWARE! you'll be money ahead if you avoid these scamming experts "BIG TIME".
     
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  3. bigdogpile

    bigdogpile Road Train Member

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    Yea if there was sooo much money to be made being an O/O all the companies would be doing it
     
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  4. EZX1100

    EZX1100 Road Train Member

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    methinks o/o's are best to say how much money they are making and if it is worth it

    obviously, if it was as bad as you say, no one would be an O/O
     
  5. bigdogpile

    bigdogpile Road Train Member

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    There are always exceptions to the rules, but I hear so many bad stories about it that it is just to risky..I would have to net 1.50 a mile before I would even think about it
     
  6. Trucail

    Trucail Medium Load Member

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    You have to have a head for business to make it as an O/O. Too many guys try it and run like they are company and fail. If you know what you're doing it can go very well!
     
  7. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    Yes i know how you feel bud, used to work for a company that pretty much did the same thing or maybe even worse fortunately for me i was working for wages on an hourly rate and was always paid thanks to the powerful union representation over the years , however the poor old o/o there deal was you operated your truck for 4 weeks straight then got paid in the 5 th week for what you did in the 1st week etc etc meaning you had to carry your costs for the 1st 4 weeks then when the fifth week came for you to get paid opps sorry dude we got no money so the company had signed up a few o/o my advice to them was if you don't get paid for your 1st week leave pronto, 1 driver was so up set he kept 1 of there trailers and refused to give it back until he was paid , unfortunatly the law only allows companies to rob you not the other way around, so of course he was guilty of stealing the company trailer fortunately for him the police were sympathetic to his cause. And nothing was done apart from them politely asking him to bring back the trailer.
     
  8. EZX1100

    EZX1100 Road Train Member

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    powerful unions looked out for you?

    surely you lie, UNIONS are the antichrist in these here parts
     
  9. losttrucker

    losttrucker Road Train Member

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    The 1st time the $$$ isnt right: Their fault

    The 2nd time the $$$ isnt right: YOUR FAULT

    The 3rd time the $$$ isnt right : There is no 3rd time.......
     
  10. bigdogpile

    bigdogpile Road Train Member

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    You can have all the knowledge you'll need to be an O/O, which BTW is no more than 5th grade math, but if you dont get paid your still a smart broke O/O...I will take union a job over that " be your own boss " BS...anyday...
     
  11. EZX1100

    EZX1100 Road Train Member

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    be your own boss..........BS?

    wow, really?

    having autonomy over yourself and your business is BS

    someone told me some years ago, either you work to build your dreams or someone will hire you to build theirs
     
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