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What can I do if a company doesn't pay me

May 08, 2017 at 01:43 PM CST
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Has anyone had this problem? The company doesn't answer any phone calls, or emails. We hauled loads with 6 trucks is a lot of money what they owe us. The company name is "Epic Interest" from Buckeye, AZ. Owner name is Dallas Jacobson. Any advice is welcomed.
Replied on Mon, May 08, 2017 at 01:47 PM CST
Get an attourney infvolved. Find a pit bull and not a nancy boy attourney We have found that checks show up when a pit bull threatens legal action.
Replied on Mon, May 08, 2017 at 02:15 PM CST
If there bonded. Then go after there bond that will wake them up real quick.
Replied on Tue, May 09, 2017 at 12:18 AM CST
Mr.Padilla The person you refer to is a real problem. I know of him and refused to work with him. Where did you take the loads to? That may be your only source of help. Let me know the delivery point and I'll see if I can give you a suggestion.


Art Pfluger
Replied on Tue, May 09, 2017 at 11:40 AM CST
Originally Posted by: ROSE PFLUGER
Quote: "Mr.Padilla The person you refer to is a real problem. I know of him and refused to work with him. Where did you take the loads to? That may be your only source of help. Let me know the delivery point and I'll see if I can give you a suggestion. Art Pfluger"

The loads were delivered to Scott's in Chino, Ca.
Replied on Tue, May 09, 2017 at 11:53 AM CST
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Padilla here is something you can try , I would call the shipper and the reciever and ask for the manger and find out who line up the freight with Dallas Jacobson / Epic . and ask them for help to find Dallas or you can ask one or both of the company if they are willing to pay you for the frieght , or the buyer that sold Scotts the product
Replied on Wed, May 10, 2017 at 07:45 AM CST
Originally Posted by: STEVE BREKER
Quote: "Padilla here is something you can try , I would call the shipper and the reciever and ask for the manger and find out who line up the freight with Dallas Jacobson / Epic . and ask them for help to find Dallas or you can ask one or both of the company if they are willing to pay you for the frieght , or the buyer that sold Scotts the product "

This is spot on, why pay a lawyer when the broker's customer calling will get even more attention. Also, if they are a broker you definitely want to file on their bond first. Gather all email correspondence, BOLs, PODs, rate cons, etc. to submit to the bonding company. Make sure all your i's are dotted and t's crossed. Don't bother if they have a legitimate breach of contract issue against you, these bond agents will sniff out BS and from what I've seen will follow the letter of the law to a T. The truth is always in the paperwork. Good luck, an update once it's resolved is always appreciated.
Replied on Wed, May 10, 2017 at 11:13 AM CST
Originally Posted by: STEVEN PRESTON
Quote: "This is spot on, why pay a lawyer when the broker's customer calling will get even more attention. Also, if they are a broker you definitely want to file on their bond first. Gather all email correspondence, BOLs, PODs, rate cons, etc. to submit to the bonding company. Make sure all your i's are dotted and t's crossed. Don't bother if they have a legitimate breach of contract issue against you, these bond agents will sniff out BS and from what I've seen will follow the letter of the law to a T. The truth is always in the paperwork. Good luck, an update once it's resolved is always appreciated. "

Filing on a bond is not the end all be all. As I have found out thru a very painful experience, if the product hauled is ag related, the bond doesn't cover it. We got burned by an outfit formerly in Arkansas Wisconsin. When i tried filing on their bond, I was immediately told my claim was rejected because i had been hauling agricultural commodities/ ag related goods. I thought it was a crock of bull so I called my bondsman and asked if this was true. "Yes" he told me, "It is absolutely true." It seems like the $75000 bond all brokers are required to carry is not worth the paper it is printed on if it pertains to agriculture.
Replied on Wed, May 10, 2017 at 12:53 PM CST
Hi Duane, by you saying "formerly of Arkansas, WI" is it safe to assume they are no longer located there, or hopefully anywhere in WI?
Replied on Wed, May 10, 2017 at 12:54 PM CST
Originally Posted by: JACKIE FLODIN
Quote: "Hi Duane, by you saying "formerly of Arkansas, WI" is it safe to assume they are no longer located there, or hopefully anywhere in WI?"

as i understand, they are somewhere in Ohio.
Replied on Wed, May 10, 2017 at 02:59 PM CST
Originally Posted by: DUANE GEISELMAN
Quote: "Filing on a bond is not the end all be all. As I have found out thru a very painful experience, if the product hauled is ag related, the bond doesn't cover it. We got burned by an outfit formerly in Arkansas Wisconsin. When i tried filing on their bond, I was immediately told my claim was rejected because i had been hauling agricultural commodities/ ag related goods. I thought it was a crock of bull so I called my bondsman and asked if this was true. "Yes" he told me, "It is absolutely true." It seems like the $75000 bond all brokers are required to carry is not worth the paper it is printed on if it pertains to agriculture. "

good information to know, thanks
Replied on Wed, May 10, 2017 at 03:58 PM CST
A problem in this case is that Dallas isn't a broker to my knowledge. In the past he would gain access to the product then hire the trucks. At one time we were competetitors , sort of, There was product leaving the Phoenix area going to Northern Az. The product was to a certain extent free. You made your money selling it to the end user. I was getting double what Dallas was. and it wasn't a secret. Some how he would find people to haul very cheap. Even to day I can't beleive what people wil run that lane for. Your costs were extensive as you were either going straight up or down. Tires and fuel were terrible. Anyway I don't beleive that he is a "Truck Broker". I doubt there is any bond. If it was me I would contact Scott's. I am not a lawyer, but I beleive that they have a responsibilty and I think they would attempt to help. Also I was lead to believe that there are assets connected to Dallas if you can find them.
The sad moral here is knowing, which means asking, before hauling for anyone. Do your due diligence and see if the person is legit. To many people think they are cutting some great deal only to find out there is no money.
Just my 2 cents.

Art Pfluger
Replied on Wed, May 10, 2017 at 04:04 PM CST
You're exactly right, and honestly, an investment of a few hundred dollars per year in a reliable credit report service is invaluable. I've passed on several good paying opportunities because of a poor credit history report.
Replied on Wed, May 10, 2017 at 04:51 PM CST
apparently according to the posts i am reading a bond for agri hauls is not available so i doubt licence or no, it would be effective in collections.
Replied on Thu, May 11, 2017 at 07:12 AM CST
Just like they say , the paper the bond was printed on is worthless. Get a lawyer would be your best bet. Hauled for same company out of Wisconsin , Peterson trucking and they wouldn't pay either. They ended closing the doors as far as I understand, bond company won't pay , company I hauled to won pay either. As far as I know this Peterson Peterson started up a new company call Glencoe transportation kc out of worthington Ohio so don't do any business with this company.
Replied on Sat, May 13, 2017 at 01:15 PM CST
Originally Posted by: ROSE PFLUGER
Quote: "A problem in this case is that Dallas isn't a broker to my knowledge. In the past he would gain access to the product then hire the trucks. At one time we were competetitors , sort of, There was product leaving the Phoenix area going to Northern Az. The product was to a certain extent free. You made your money selling it to the end user. I was getting double what Dallas was. and it wasn't a secret. Some how he would find people to haul very cheap. Even to day I can't beleive what people wil run that lane for. Your costs were extensive as you were either going straight up or down. Tires and fuel were terrible. Anyway I don't beleive that he is a "Truck Broker". I doubt there is any bond. If it was me I would contact Scott's. I am not a lawyer, but I beleive that they have a responsibilty and I think they would attempt to help. Also I was lead to believe that there are assets connected to Dallas if you can find them. The sad moral here is knowing, which means asking, before hauling for anyone. Do your due diligence and see if the person is legit. To many people think they are cutting some great deal only to find out there is no money. Just my 2 cents. Art Pfluger"

Thanks for this information this is really valuable for my case, I have read all comments and you truly know what is happening I have taken action on this matter already and you are right he is not a broker, he is the shipper and seller of the product. I have heard I'm not the only one that this has happened to before...