ED Magedson – Founder
Coretrans LLC603 Kit Cowan Road Somerset, Kentucky United States of America
Call it Coretrans, call it Eagle Carriers...it's all the same people at the same location pulling the same stunts. After 5 years of employment, I finally realized that the road I was on at Coretrans was going nowhere. 5 years of promisingme World and delivering nothing. On Sunday December 12, 2010 I reported for work. I was under dispatch for a load that I was told picked up anytime on Sunday. The load delivered in Springfield, Mass by Monday at 3 p.m. Upon arriving at the shipper in Danville, KentuckyI was informed the load wasn't even scheduled to be picked up until 8 that night. To break this down, thats a 925 mile load that would have to deliver in 19 hours. Anyone thats been in this industry for more than 2 weeks can tell you this is impossible to do legally. I notified dispatch of this and they attributed this to "the customer not communicating the corrrect pick up time." This was a lie. Coretrans was well aware of the pick up time but could frankly care less. This is all part of them treating drivers like they are puppets on a string. They expect drivers to do "whatever it takes" to make ontime pick ups and deliveries, whether its legal or not. Enough about how little the company cares about and treats their drivers though. I'll proceed to what happened once I resigned.
I resigned my position at Coretrans that very day. I returned my truck to the terminal in Somerset, Kentucky as I was required to do. Upon recieving my next paycheck, I noticed my healthinsurance premiums had more than doubled. It had been $126 per week for almost 5 years. On this check that amount had grown to $277.81. I consulted with the company about this and they advised me it was an oversight on their part and I had been accidenatally billed my portion AND the companies portion of the health insurance. They assured me the issue would be resolved on my next (and final) check. I went in to pick up that check and to my surprise, not only had the issue NOT been resolved, but they had witheld the same amount ($277.81) once again. In additon, they had also deducted $210 for out of route miles that was allegedly incurred when I drove the truck back to the terminal. The entire trip TO and FROM the customer was 84 miles. They deducted $2.50 per mile. This company is lucky to get paid a $1.25 per mile to haul a customers frieght. I guess they make up the difference by charging their drivers twice that amount.
As far as the people at Coretrans go, they are ALL programmed to LIE to any driver. The owner, Brian Whitaker, has people afraid to stand up to him. You can ask any driver there, Brian has often been heard saying "I don't answer to the Labor Board, the DOT, etc..." He honestly believes he's above the rules that govern the trucking industry. Of course he won't confront anyone in person about this, but if he's on the phone with youor speaking through one of his flunkies, he's "a powerful man thats a force to be reckoned with in the trucking industry". He actually relayed a message to me through his Operations Manager that "he didn't need my money, he had plenty of his own". WHY then does he attempt to rob every driver that is smart enough to LEAVE Coretrans? I've known numerous drivers that have came and went through my time at Coretrans. Out of the dozens that have left there, I know of maybe 3 or 4 that have recieved all pay coming to them WITHOUT having to get the Department of Labor involved.
To ANY driver that even thinks about going to work at Coretrans, I offer the following advice: DON'T DO IT!!!! This company will ask you to do things that are ILLEGAL, not log work performed in your log book and try everything possible to hold your money if you ever decide to leave the company. Sub par equipment, sub par pay and sub par management make this company a joke. As I said earlier, they promise you the World and deliver NOTHING. I've been around this industry for almost 20 years and in my opinion, this comapany will be out of business within the next 24 months. They have numerous lawsuits, including a wrongul death suit pending against them in court. They are one lawsuit away from bankruptcy. It wouldn't be the first time though. They throw around a little money and things like lawsuits get swept under the rug. Again, I urge any driver that considers working here to find a job elsewhere. Find a carrier that cares about you, your well being and your family. Coretrans doesn't.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 12/23/2010 08:38 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Coretrans-LLC/Somerset-Kentucky-42501/Coretrans-LLC-Back-to-their-old-ways-once-again-Somerset-Kentucky-674828. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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