• Report: #405687

Complaint Review: Bhatti Transportation, Vision Logistics, Munawar (Mark) Islam Bhatti

  • Submitted: Mon, December 29, 2008
  • Updated: Sun, February 01, 2009

  • Reported By:Fayetteville North Carolina
Bhatti Transportation, Vision Logistics, Munawar (Mark) Islam Bhatti
17438 NC Hwy 71 N Lumber Bridge, North Carolina U.S.A.

Bhatti Transportation, Vision Logistics, Manumar ,Mark Islam Bhatti, SENNA Inc., TGIF Mktg Group, Muris Construction Failure to pay, unable to collect in court due to LLC status, closed business while still owing several companies Lumber Bridge North Carolina

*General Comment: Re:

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Comments on the slanderous implications

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First of all, this guy that owns these companies goes by the name Mark Bhatti, even though his real name Munawar Islam Bhatti. Could be a ploy to throw off a name search for him.

We were hired to haul a load of produce. When they failed to pay the $3000, we tried to collect on their broker bond. We were told by their bond company that they were not authorized to move produce, therefore could not pay us off of the bond.

Since we lived in the area the broker operated out of, we went by the business several times in an attempt to collect. Each time it was closed. The last time we went there, there were moving people there stating they were moving the stuff out and the business had closed. They also told us he owned several other companies.

We then took them to court, but due to their LLC status, and since they had no property listed in the company name, we were unable to collect and the LLC protected Mr. Bhatti from us taking him to court personally to collect. He ripped us off as well as other companies, despite the fact we looked him up on our county public records tax site and he lives in a $750,000 house in Fayetteville. He has gotten rich by ripping people off.

On the North Carolina Secretary of State web site, he and several members of his family own and have owned several companies. At least a few of them have gone out of business while still owing people. This guy is a repeat offender where it comes to starting companies, then closing down owing people with his corporation to protect him from being personally sued for the money owed.

Stay away from any broker with the last name Bhatti listed on the contract. He and his family members change up their first names. They will not pay.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

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#1 General Comment


AUTHOR: joedbc - ()

If you are a broker, and you dont have the money to pay the carriers, it's because you spend the carrier's money.  A broker should be paid by the shipper, keep his  %, and pay the carrier.  Let's say a broker is paid $1000 a load.  He should broker the load out for less than $100, get paid $1000 by the shipper, and then send a check to the carrier.  If you have to go out of business without paying the carriers, you stole their money.  It's as simple as that. 

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Comments on the slanderous implications

AUTHOR: Debbie - (U.S.A.)

As a former employee of Mark I would like to comment on the slanderous implications in this write up. First of all Munawar Bhatti does go by the name Mark Bhatti (can you pronounce his given name Munawar? Most people butcher the pronunciation of his last name as well) so he made it easier by using the name Mark. All of the companies he owns are listed under his given name Munawar. There was no ploy or scheme to rip anyone off or make it hard for people to track him down.

I can assure you Vision Transportation (VTS)and Bhatti Transportation both had all of the necessary authorizatins and licenses required to operate as a Broker and a Carrier. The comanies were not fly by night companies. Bhatti Transportation was in business for more than 5 years and Vision Transportation 3 years.

Unfortunately the two businesses where forced to close due to the increase in the price of fuel, the reduction in business contracts (due to slow downs), the closing of carriers that were dedicated haulers for VTS and the closing of several businesses that owed VTS and Bhatti Transportation thousands of dollars.

The decision to close the doors was not an easy decision for Mark, he lost many nights of sleep over this decision and jeopardized the stability of his other businesses and home life trying to keep the companies open. He invested a lot of money and time into those businesses and came to care about the people who worked for him so closing the companies was not at the top of his list it was the last thing he wanted to do.

Mark tried everything in his power to secure money to pay off the carriers that had hauled loads for VTS. He knew that VTS's carrier base was primarily made up of independent owner operators and not being able to pay them would effect them in a negative way. Mark made attempts to secure funds to pay off all of the carriers by meeting with his bankers and asking for a loan but based on the fact the company was failing and the state of the economy the banks were unwilling to give him a loan for this purpose.

After consulting with several people and his banker he conceded and closed the doors. I know for a fact that Mark with the help of his attorney is still trying to collect monies owed to VTS and Bhatti Transportation in order to pay as many carriers as he can.

I know from personal observations that Mark is a generous person and that he has gone out of his way to help (employees, carriers, and associates) in any way he can. It is unfortunate that he had to close the businesses owing carriers but I assure you it was not due to fraudulent reasons on his part.

Thanks for taking the time to read the other side of the story.
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