Withholding money from finale check

Discussion in 'Trucker Legal Advice' started by Lew.K, Oct 26, 2022.

  1. Lew.K

    Lew.K Bobtail Member

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    I recently just resigned from trucking company out of Arkansas. I returned the truck back to one of there terminals in Arkansas, but they still charged me for the fuel. They withheld $850 from my final check claiming it’s for fuel cost. Is there anything I can do about this???
     
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  3. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Sounds like you are a 10-99 contractor, is that correct?
     
  4. Lew.K

    Lew.K Bobtail Member

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    No, I’m a company driver.
     
  5. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Ok. Did you deadhead a long way to turn in your truck? I would look at the company hand book if there is one. And look at all the paperwork that you signed when you were hired. And look for where they might charge you for something like that. If there isn't anything in writing, then it is illegal, but hiring an attorney might cost you more that you are owed.
     
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  6. Lew.K

    Lew.K Bobtail Member

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    I asked them to send me documentation in writing. And they still haven’t
     
  7. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    That doesn't surprise me, they are not going to make it easy for you.
     
  8. Judge

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    Think it’s 45 days.
    They can keep your money to make sure you didn’t owe them for something.
    After that it’s fair game, you can dog what you want to get it back.
     
  9. Terlingua

    Terlingua Medium Load Member

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    Have they been taking taxes out of your checks?
     
  10. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    That's for a O/O leased to a company. They have 45 days to return your escrow funds, minus any back charges you owe. He is a company driver and unless he signed some kind of contract giving that company the right to hold his money, he should contact his state labor board.
     
  11. Lew.K

    Lew.K Bobtail Member

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    Yes
     
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