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Complaint Review: Gray Transportation

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  • Submitted: Wed, December 29, 2010
  • Updated: Wed, December 29, 2010

  • Reported By: Rob — avon Ohio USA
Gray Transportation
2459 GT Drive Waterloo, Iowa United States of America

Gray Transportation crap s**t company Waterloo, Iowa

*UPDATE Employee: Gray transportation

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On or about December 13th, I made arrangements with this company to attend orientation on December 27th. I was told by Charles, the recruiter at Gray that they would have no orientation the week of December 20th because of the holiday.

After arriving in Waterloo, IA on Christmas day, I found out orientation would not start until Tuesday the 28th. Today December 29, I was told by the weasel, Darrin Gray that I had to many jobs to be employed by their crap s**t company with the broken down trucks, irregardless of the fact that I have, for the past 22 years, a perfect driving record.

This is the second time that this has been done to me by an Iowa trucking company this month while seeking employment. They don't give a shit about paying bus fares and motel rooms as the tax payers pay for this!!!

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. Me thinks something really stinks within the trucking industry. Does the reader think possibly that its because I am suing one of their kind for unemployment. I was laid off (after 10 months of service) by K&B Transportation because I moved from Columbus to the Cleveland Ohio area. They had to dead head me 0ver 130 miles for home time to Cleveland.

The way that K&B laid me off was typical business procedure. They brought me back on a pretense to the terminal. After arriving I was told to report to the office. There I was grilled as though I was a criminal for alleged log book violations. I was given a prepared letter to sign that stated I was resigning my position. When I objected to signing it, the scumbags told me that they would fire me. Because I have never been fired from a job in my life, I signed it. I did not want a termination (especially an unfair one) on my DAC report.

I informed the Ohio unemployment office that I was forced to sign the resignation under duress with threats. I guess K&B transportation didn't like it because every time I fill out an application I get a call back from recruiters grilling me on my employment with K&B.

At Gray, I was told by Darrin Gray, that K&B had returned to them one of those employment reference forms which stated that I had been terminated.

K&B (like a lot of other trucking companies) will now go through drivers like shit through a pig because of the new CSA regulations regarding log books. They don't want drivers filing for unemployment insurance because they do not want to pay higher unemployment taxes. They will just use us up and find ways to illegally terminate us.

Anyway, stay away from Gray. Of the 7 drivers that showed up for orientation all left but one. They do not even have a payroll card. You must send in your trip sheets by mail. No direct deposit either. They lied about pay, etc.

I got a good look at their garbage trucks. I wouldn't let my dog step foot in one of them. They don't allow pets.

 



 


 





 


 





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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AUTHOR: royce - ()

Gray Transportation is not the villan some have represented here. they seem to be a company firmly committed to safety and health related issues. The orientation is a huge clue. it is clean and orderly. when you arrive in waterloo ia they will put you in a private nice room (one driver ,one room) in and upscale hotel. no flea bag motels, no bed bugs. the trucks are outstanding late model equipment and the shop is a multi bay well equiped and staffed facility. 

 

keep in mind that all modern trucking companies are reduced to being paperwork and service providers.

    YOU are the part of a trucking company that either makes it work or not.

   i have worked for some of the best AND worst companies over the years and one common thread shines through ALL of them, i made money, many times i made money when the drivers around me just could not seem to scrape two nickles together.

 

   I dont know alot about Gray transportation internal works and i dont want to know. They are my insurance team and co-ordinator facilitators.

 

  i fully expect to be working at a maximum legal level for at least the next 90 days because I will make that happen.

 

 The personel in the company seem quite sane. they also have the look of people who have been bitten over and over again.  

  this is just another job to me. i will make money because i will it to happen thru hard work and persistance. Seen one trucking company, seen em all.  Trucking does not change from company to company it is what it is. I could go thru the complaints i found online about them and discredit them one by one but why bother?  If a few bumps in the road will stop you ,you will never find the company you are looking for and quite frankly i probably will work here for several months and go get another truck of my own. But thats not Grays fault,i just like being on my own. The best company in the world cant hold me and the worst doesnt scare me. Know what i mean?

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