I met with Lisa Zimmerman, owner of C Ford Transport to lease on as a car hauler. She assured me that I would average $1 per mile per vehicle. With my life savings I bought a used Dodge 1 ton for $25,000(put down $5000) and bought a new two car hauler for $14500. I lost money hauling for my first two weeks as I was sent to transport cars that were abandoned or in storage as her brother in law quit and abandoned his 3 car hauler with 3 cars in Nebraska. I borrowed tow thousand for fuel for these two weeks. I then hauled two SUV's from Austin to Tuscon and two trucks from Phoenix to Eagle Pass Texas the following week for which I was to be paid just under $3000. The same week I also hauled two cars from Nuevo Laredo to Houston. I was never paid for any of these. The billing was 30 days )check mailed 17th June) today is July 12th. The next week I hauled multiple vehicles fro Texas to Iowa, Nebraska and S Dakota. I was averaging 600 miles per day and spending $250 on fuel each day. My return trip fromS Dakota to Houston hauling two full size autos(rate was 34 cents per mile) which wouldnt even cover my costs. This was to pay $1000. I have sent demand letter and left numerous messages with Lisa Zimmerman to no effect. I am owed over $6000 and with this I am still losing money. What a great scam. Lease on drivers and work them to death for a few months and not pay them..Of course police and DA's office say its a civil matter. I stated it is also criminal under Texas Penal Code 31.04 (Theft of service).
ec. 31.04. THEFT OF SERVICE. (a) A person commits theft of service if, with intent to avoid payment for service that he knows is provided only for compensation:(1) he intentionally or knowingly secures performance of the service by deception, threat, or false token;(2) having control over the disposition of services of another to which he is not entitled, he intentionally or knowingly diverts the other's services to his own benefit or to the benefit of another not entitled to them.
Be aware. I am not the first to be ripped off by C Ford Transport and probably not the last