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Sep 24, 2019 at 08:27 AM CST
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We recently had a driver who abandoned a truck and load in Logan Ks.,I cant tell you his name was Phillip White,but anyway day one he tears the drive line out from underneath the truck in the 4 weeks he was here he never once made it out of the house on Monday on time,which set him back all week,had a piss poor attitude,and he also held onto the paperwork for loads he delivered so now we have to go back and try and get new paperwork from shippers I would advise steering clear of this guy.It seems he has a history of this kind of stuff,from talking to previous employers.
Replied on Thu, Sep 26, 2019 at 07:54 PM CST
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Why did you hire him if you knew he was troubled

Replied on Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 09:16 AM CST
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Sounds like you didn't talk to the previous employers first. Kinda like closing the barn door after the critters get out.

Replied on Fri, Sep 27, 2019 at 09:17 AM CST
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Well some of the information was gathered after the fact,as some companies do not find it a priority to respond in a timely manner with refferance requests,but either way the post was not to bash anybody it was merely to help other people out here from having these same issues.If we all stuck together and tried to look out for one another we might all be in a better position.Take it for what its worth.
Replied on Sat, Sep 28, 2019 at 07:51 AM CST
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In all reality it’s just another government regulation that doesn’t work. Sometimes employers who are desperate to hold onto their drivers will bad mouth drivers to try and prevent their escape, and other times they will give a problem child a good reference in order to sabotage a competitor. And as everyone knows there are two sides to every story.
Replied on Sat, Sep 28, 2019 at 08:47 PM CST
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Trying to get past employment history is a joke. Either no response or outright lies.

Art Pfluger
Replied on Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 12:41 PM CST

Hey Eric. Appreciate the heads up! Thank you!

Replied on Sun, Sep 29, 2019 at 02:04 PM CST
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I found the answer. Employee free. ????. Just me now one truck and I drive it. Use to run 17 of them. Think I make more money now. Just a thought.
Replied on Tue, Oct 01, 2019 at 07:05 AM CST
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Originally Posted by: JERRY HANCOCK
Quote: "I found the answer. Employee free. ????. Just me now one truck and I drive it. Use to run 17 of them. Think I make more money now. Just a thought. "

You did find the answer. I parked the trucks and life got better. There are good people in the industry, but it's tough for small operators. It feels like a race to the bottom in the hopper industry right now.
Replied on Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 09:28 AM CST
Good luck with all that - but you should be careful about posting employment dispute items and disparaging things about former employees and contractors... there are laws against public smearing in those worlds... saying you'r upset a guy quit is one thing - but itemizing poor performance and any elaboration might get ya into hot water,,
Replied on Wed, Oct 02, 2019 at 04:27 PM CST
Originally Posted by: ROSE PFLUGER
Quote: "Trying to get past employment history is a joke. Either no response or outright lies. Art Pfluger "

Art, some offices are as bad as the drivers. We try to return the employment history's with in 30 minutes and will not sugar coat anything. If a driver deserves the praise, he will get the praise. If he deserves a bad recomendation, he will get the bad recomendation.

I really think the days of the old dinosaurs with integrity and guts to call a spade a spade have gone past, but here we are trying to bring that way back!

Keith
ET Trucking