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Complaint Review: CRST Van Expedited

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  • Submitted: Thu, December 17, 2009
  • Updated: Sat, December 19, 2009

  • Reported By: Beth — DELAVAN Illinois U.S.A.
CRST Van Expedited
3930 16TH AVE SW CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa United States of America

CRST Van Expedited - CRST MALONE - VAN EXPEDITED,ETC ANY CEDAR RAPIDS STEEL TRANSPORT ISN'T ANY GOOD SLANDEROUS INFO ON DAC REPORT, NO PROOF CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa

*UPDATE Employee: CRST 150% driver turn over

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THIS IS THE LETTER THAT I WROTE TO THE COMPANIES HR DEPARTMENT AFTER EVERYTHING WENT ON, I WAS REHIRED AND THEN I QUIT BECAUSE I DIDN'T FEEL COMFORTABLE, IN THEIR EMPLOYMENT HAND BOOK REHIRE POLICY I SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN REHIRED IF WHATS ON MY DAC REPORT IS TRUE.
 
 
LISA,                                                                                          09/28/09
 
I JUST WANT TO START BY SAYING THE ONLY GOAL I HAD IN MIND WAS TO GET MY TRAINING COMPLETED, SO I WOULD NOT BE UNABLE TO WORK FOR 5 WEEKS AGAIN LIKE THE LAST TIME I TURNED SOMEONE IN FOR GOING AGAINST COMPANY POLICY. AND THAT IS THE ONLY REASON I TOLERATED THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOR.
    THE FIRST FEW DAYS ON THE TRUCK WERE NOT THAT BAD I KEPT HEARING ABOUT SLAVERY AND HOW MY ANCESTORS OWNED AND SOLD HIS (CLAYTON WRIGHTS') AND I APOLOGIZED WHICH I THOUGHT WAS UNCALLED FOR BUT FIGURED IT WOULD KEEP THE PEACE AND THEN THE SUBJECT WOULD EITHER STOP BEING TALKED ABOUT OR WOULD BE LESS OF AN ISSUE, UNFORTUNATELY THIS WAS NOT THE CASE, IT PROGRESSIVELY GOT WORSE AND THEN I WAS PREACHED TO ABOUT THE MUSLIM RELIGION AND THE FACT THAT I AM CATHOLIC, I WAS THEN TOLD THAT MY RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE IS A JOKE AND DOES NOT EXIST, BECAUSE WE DIDN'T STEAL ANYTHING FROM THE INDIANS WE STOLE IT FROM ALL THE SUN GODS, THAT MEANS ALL THE DARK SKIN PEOPLE THAT WE LIKE TO CALL "AFRICAN AMERICANS", WHICH BY THE WAY NONE OF THEM ARE,CUZ THEY ARE NOT FROM AFRICA SO I WAS INFORMED. THIS ALL HAPPENED AROUND THE TIME WE GOT INTO CALIFORNIA, I FIRST GOT ON THE TRUCK ON AUG 21ST WE THEN DROVE TO CALIFORNIA. WHICH IS WHERE IT STARTED, WE HAD TO DO A DROP OFF AT JARDEN HOME BRANDS IN ALACHUA CA, AS HE WAS TRYING TO GET THE TRUCK PARKED IN THE DOCK CLAYTON HIT THE FENCE AND TORN THE FIBERGLASS UNDER THE HEADLIGHT ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE TRACTOR OFF, THE SECURITY GUARD ASKED FOR THE ACCIDENT INFO AND CLAYTON NEVER GAVE IT TO HIM. HE DIDN'T CALL THIS IN TILL WE  GOT TO TEXAS AND THEN HE CALLED IT IN AS A HIT AND RUN IN THE TRUCK STOP, THIS IS ALSO WHERE HE LEFT ME TO GO OFF WITH A COUPLE OF WOMEN THAT HE SCREAMED HIS NUMBER OUT TO IN A TRAFFIC JAM. BUT WHILE IN CALIFORNIA THE ACCIDENT HE DID MUST HAVE UPSET HIM CUZ HE INFORMED ME THAT IT WAS NT GOING TO WORK ME BEING ON HIS TRUCK AND HE WAS GOING TO REQUEST I GET A DIFFERENT TRAINER, HE DID THIS SEVERAL TIMES. THIS HAPPENED ON THE 24TH OF AUG AROUND 6PM. THEN THE CONVERSATIONS STARTED TO GET A LITTLE UNEASY FOR ME, BUT LIKE I HAVE SAID I JUST WANTED TO GET MY TRAINING OVER, HE KEPT PREACHING BOUT MUSLIM RELIGION AND LISTENING TO THESE ACTIVISTS, LIKE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, MALCOLM X, LOUIS FARAKIN, AMONG SEVERAL OTHERS, THE PHONE CONVERSATIONS TO MOST EVERYONE HE TALKED TO WAS ABOUT THE MUSLIM BELIEFS AND HOW THINGS WILL BE IN THE WORLD ONCE THIS ALL COMES TOGETHER, IT WAS LIKE WATCHING A DOCUMENTARY ON TERRORISM.
 
   THERE WERE ALOT OF OTHER CONVERSATIONS THAT HE STARTED WITH ME, SUCH AS I WAS TOLD IF I WREAKED THE TRUCK THAT ONLY ONE OF US WOULD WALK AWAY HE WOULD MAKE SURE OF THAT AND HE THEN COVERED HIS MOUTH AND NOSE WITH HIS HAND TO LET ME SEE HOW HE WOULD HANDLE THE SITUATION IF I WAS DEPENDENT ON HIM AFTER AN ACCIDENT. I ASKED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS TO NOT TALK ABOUT IT, HE THEN WOULD START THE CONVERSATION WITH SOMETHING TO DO TRUCKING AND THEN IT WOULD TURN TO THE SUBJECTS I ASKED HIM NOT TO DISCUSS, AND TOWARDS THE END I WOULD TURN THE RADIO BACK ON AND UP HE WOULD TURN IT OFF AND CONTINUE TO TRY AND DISCUSS IT. I HAD TO PURCHASE EAR BUDS SO I DID NT HAVE TO LISTEN TO HIS PREACHING CD'S AND HIS PHONE CONVERSATIONS. ANOTHER CONVERSATION I WAS TOLD BECAUSE HE KEPT PREACHING I TOLD HIM TO SHUT UP HE THEN INFORMED ME THAT HE WAS GOING TO CALL CRST AND TELL THEM I CUSSED HIM OUT SO THEY WOULD FIRE ME, HE WOULD CLAP HIS HANDS LOUDLY NEXT TO ME TO TRY TO SCARE ME AND HIT THE BACK OF THE SEATS OR WHATEVER WAS AROUND HIM TO TRY AND STARTLE ME. TOLD ME IN ANOTHER CONVERSATION THAT HE COULD CALL CRST AND TELL THEM I WAS READY RIGHT THEN SO HE COULD GET ME OFF THE TRUCK CUZ I POISONED HIM WHEN I GOT ON BECAUSE I AM A WHITE WOMAN, THE WHITE DEVIL. HE CONSTANTLY HARASSED ME ABOUT MY FAMILY WOULD TELL ME MY HUSBAND NEEDED TO SMACK ME BACK INTO SUBMISSION CUZ THATS HOW WOMEN SHOULD BE TREATED BUT IN THE SAME BREATH HE WOULD SAY THAT THE BLACK WOMEN IS GOD, HE ALSO SAID THINGS ABOUT MEN OVER POWER WOMEN AND THAT IS WHY WOMEN GET HIT.
 HE WOULD CALL HIMSELF GOD ALL THE TIME AND THE ALMIGHTY, AND ON THE FREIGHT WE HAULED FROM CALIFORNIA HE WROTE ON THE PLASTIC THAT "ALLAH IS GOD".
 
 HE TALKED BAD ABOUT ME TO OTHER DRIVERS IN THE TRUCK STOPS WHEN THEY DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR HIM PREACH, HE WOULD COMPLAIN ABOUT ME IN ONE CONVERSATION AND THEN SAY SOMETHING NICE IN ANOTHER SENTENCE, HE DID THIS TO A FEW PEOPLE I HAVE THEIR NAMES SOME WORK AT CRST OTHERS DONT.
 
  HE ALSO INFORMED ME THAT HE IS A POW TILL THINGS GET STRAIGHT IN THE COUNTRY HE IS FROM ANOTHER PLACE AND THAT HE SHOULDN'T BE PAYING TAXES AND THAT AS SOON AS HE CAN FIGURE OUT HOW NOT TO HE WON'T.
JUST SO YOU KNOW THIS PERSON IS A VERY RACIST MALE CHAUVINISTIC  HYPOCRITICAL BIGOT TYPE INDIVIDUAL. AND BEING TOLD AND PREACHED AND THREATENED WHILE TRYING TO LEARN TO DRIVE IS NOT A GOOD ATMOSPHERE FOR A STUDENT, BUT I WANTED TO FINISH MY TRAINING AND MOVE FORWARD AND GET MY LIFE ON TRACK WITH CRST, AND NOW BECAUSE OF THIS PERSON WHOM I BELIEVE SHOULD NOT BE A TRAINER, AND AN INCIDENT THAT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF I WAS NOT FORCED TO DRIVE THAT EVENING, I WOULD BE DOING JUST THAT. BUT INSTEAD I AM FIGHTING TO BE ABLE TO GET A JOB BECAUSE I HAVE FALSE INFORMATION ON MY DAC REPORT THAT I NOW HAVE TO DISPUTE, THIS IS JUST THE HIGHLIGHTS OF MY 25 DAY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS TRAINER. THERE ARE MORE OCCURRENCES THAT TOOK PLACE, BUT THESE COME TO MIND RIGHT NOW AND I HAVE NIGHTMARES ABOUT THIS WHOLE ORDEAL.
 
  I BELIEVE THAT I WAS SENT WITH THIS TRAINER AS A RETALIATION FOR FOLLOWING COMPANY POLICY AND BLOWING THE WHISTLE ON SOMEONE ELSE.
 
THANK YOU,
ELIZABETH G



 
 



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#1 UPDATE Employee

CRST 150% driver turn over

AUTHOR: Greg Pence - (USA)

You should contact a lawyer.  USIS/Dac will put whatever the companies tell them with no proof.  USIS is nothing more than a way for the trucking industry to blackball drivers.  I wish you would have talked to a owner operator during your trainer rants or got on the C.B. There are companies that will hire you, the small local ones are the best. I have worked for CRST for a year hoping the pay will get better, but it does not. The dispatchers there are the worst they cant run a truck.  I have known a couple good ones but they leave just like the drivers. CRST is the new JB hunt(JB is getting better i hear at least the drivers i talk to from there get at least 600 wk) as far as low pay and low respect. I talk to couple drivers at the truck stop from CRST I guess they had a dispatcher named Robert Baine that scams CRST on tolls. He has them authorizes tolls and bridges they don't take the toll road or bridge wait till they get paid for it from company then mail it to a address in Davenport,IA in return they get better loads from him and if they don't he will sit them.  If I were you I would either work driving a dump truck you can make more money and be home daily, or go back to school trucking is not what it was.

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