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  1. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    Drivers, their own worst enemies since the mule teams..
     
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  3. chilibowl

    chilibowl Light Load Member

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    I worked for platinum logistics in 2016. They pulled that escrow deduction and workman’s comp deduction on me. After a few weeks I questioned them and they eventually stopped deducting the money. I only worked for them for 4 months because they were a shifty company. I reported them to the Illinois department of labor. Believe it or not I won a judgement against them. Still waiting for the money though.
     
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  4. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Medium Load Member

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    If you’re not leaving something out here, and this is just as you describe where they literally just refused to pay you your last paycheck and stole the money from you, I would go old-school on someone like that. I’m talking put your face up and down right brawl someone over something like that. No excuse not to pay someone for the work they did. I would go after someone who did that to me.
     
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  5. Flashdrive7

    Flashdrive7 Medium Load Member

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    Reminds me of the clown that I work for, or used to. I just told him I Quit

    He pressures me to work out side the legal limit. Some work days add up to eighteen hours. Another scam was driving eight or nine hours to a pick up, waiting nine hours for loading then he expects me to turn around and head back. It made no difference to him that I got no rest while waiting. Day time it's hot and the shipper forbids idling. Night time there is calamity in the yard that makes sleep impossible.

    Still another of his BS was sending me to the site in the middle of the night, get there at two AM for a seven am appointment then asking, no telling me to start back at noon. Ten hours off duty on the log but less than five hours sack time.
     
  6. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    that’s why you have the ability to record calls/texts

    Coercion occurs when a motor carrier, shipper, receiver, or transportation intermediary threatens to withhold work from, take employment action against, or punish a driver for refusing to operate in violation of certain provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs) and the Federal Motor Carrier Commercial Regulations (FMCCRs). Coercion may be found to have taken place even if a violation has not occurred. An example of coercion is when a motor carrier terminates a driver for refusing to accept a load that would require the driver to violate the hours of service requirements. The following must have occurred in order for coercion to have existed:

    • A motor carrier, shipper, receiver, or transportation intermediary request a driver to perform a task that would result in the driver violating certain provisions of the FMCSRs, HMRs, or the FMCCRs;
    • The driver informs the motor carrier, shipper, receiver, or transportation intermediary of the violation that would occur if the task is performed, such as driving over the hours of service limits or creating unsafe driving conditions; and
    • The motor carrier shipper, receiver, or transportation intermediary make a threat or take action against the driver’s employment or work opportunities to get the driver to take the load despite the regulatory violation that would occur.
    To address the problem of coercion, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) adopted the Prohibiting Coercion of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers (Coercion Rule). The Coercion Rule explicitly prohibits motor carriers, shippers, receivers and transportation intermediaries from coercing drivers to operate in violation of certain FMCSA regulations, including the drivers' hours-of-service limits, the commercial driver's license (CDL) regulations, the associated drug and alcohol testing rules, HMRs, and some of the FMCCRs. The Coercion Rule allows drivers to report incidents of coercion to FMCSA and authorizes FMCSA to issue penalties against motor carriers, shippers, receivers, or transportation intermediaries that have coerced drivers.

    Filing a Coercion Complaint with FMCSA
    The Coercion Rule takes effect on January 29, 2016, at that time the FMCSA will start accepting coercion complaints from drivers.

    Coercion complaints must be filed within 90 days of the alleged coercion action.

    When filing your complaint, please include as much supporting information as you have, such as:

    • Text messages or email exchanges between parties showing coercion attempts by a motor carrier, shipper, receiver, or transportation intermediary, as well as your responses; and
    • Names of anyone who may witnessed the coercion attempt.
    All coercion complaints must be in writing and can be mailed to the Division Office located in the state where the complainant is employed or filed with the National Consumer Complaint Database.
     
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  7. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    the "wishing someone would call someone"....IS YOU.....

    why pass the buck onto someone else, when YOU PERSONALLY have been thru this?
     
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  8. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    This is where the story should've ended before it started........
     
  9. sirhwy

    sirhwy Medium Load Member

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    I would have moved on with my life the minute I found out what their program was. There many many legitimate companies. Go work for one, ask questions before you take the job.
     
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  10. Bob2365

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    You may want to check into the laws in Illinois. I have rental properties in Texas and an escrow account is real similar to a security deposit. The law is the landlord has 30 days from the time of the tenant moving out to supply the tenant with a written list of deductions. The penalty for not doing so is genuinely 3 times the amount of deposit. Small claims is only a couple hundred bucks and you shouldn't need an attorney. Just a thought it may be worth your time to check into it. because of there BS may get you a good chunk back.
    Good luck
     
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  11. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    You may know the rules for landlords but not for trucking. The Truth in Leasing regulations require escrow deposits have to be returned within 45 days and most companies wait until that 45th day.
     
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