• Report: #72880

Complaint Review: K&B Transportation

  • Submitted: Sun, November 23, 2003
  • Updated: Sun, August 20, 2006

  • Reported By:Marshalltown Iowa
K&B Transportation
Sioux City, Iowa U.S.A.

K&B Transportation RIPS OFF Yet ANOHTER DRiver! Go Figure? Happens DAILY from what I hear Sioux City Iowa

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: k and b is crap for truckers

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Red Flags About Trucking Companies

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Yeah Yeah I went through it to

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: I worked for K&B Transportation, was treated with respect

*Consumer Suggestion: Show me any trucking company that offers their drivers a reasonable job with reasonable pay. I don't know of any.

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: It True. How could they feel justified blackballing a Driver that didnt even work there for more than a few hours and was never paid?

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: WAKE UP FRED!!! definately shows your lack of understanding and comprehension of whats been said by all the previous responses

*Consumer Comment: Wake up people

*Consumer Comment: Wake up people

*Consumer Comment: Wake up people

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Gods' Honest Truth About K&B Transportation

*Consumer Comment: Sammy,could you be anymore ignorant?

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Dumb Truck Drivers Unite!

*Consumer Comment: DONT WORK FOR K&B,YOU WILL BE SORRY

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: K and B Trans and recruiters that "stretch" the truth

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: I laugh at how pathetic that company really is now

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: I laugh at how pathetic that company really is now

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: I laugh at how pathetic that company really is now

*Consumer Comment: you fired him, thereby relieving him of any actual responsibilty for the truck

*UPDATE Employee: The real story on Barry

*UPDATE Employee: The real story on Barry

*UPDATE Employee: The real story on Barry

*UPDATE Employee: The real story on Barry

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After driving for K&B for a few months, I grew to realize that this company was a lot more about themselves then they are about their drivers. THey coherse their drivers into running super extra hours and backing their log books up, just to make runs on time, whether it is company related errors or shipper/receiver errors or driver errors.

Time and time again I would call into my dispatcher and let him know the problems on the route, and problems that I would come across while making the trip, and his reposnse was always the same. "Do the best you can, if you have any problems call in to dispatch let us know the situation and we will cover for you, no matter what the circumstance." Ok, so I do this, everytime it's "We need you to keep rolling to make it on time, can't be late on this load, do what you have to do to make the trip and get their on-time" Kinda hard to do when your out of hours, tired as hell and need sleep isnt it?

Well many times my logs were all screwed up, I'd be at home when i been driving, or would have had a week off Just to have the hours needed. When does a man get to sleep? As a K&B driver, not as often as you should. Six times in two weeks they called law enforcement or the truck stop I was staying at and had someone come wake me up, because they thought it was time for me to get rolling. But they tell the cops or the truck stop personnel they are worried about me, because I haven't called in. Now, how would they know when it's time for me to get rolling? especially if a man's only been parked for 4 hours and can't legally drive, and can't even keep his eyes open to talk to dispatch?

They drew the last straw in late october when they called a towing company to find me in the truck stop, authorized him to break into my truck and wake me up. All because they thought I had been sleeping for too long. I been asleep for 4 hours! Well turns out, I didn't notice anything missing right off hand, but isn't the point is it? At anytime should a company have the authority to athourize someone else to break into your personal "home" to wake you up? or to see if you are in there? Even if they knock on the door once or twice and walk away? I can see someone pounding on the door, or on the sleeper, but having him break into your truck.

That's taking things far isn't it? Is this the same thing as breaking and entering? Cold the man not have shot me or something while he was in there? Would the company know about it right away? No, not until they called the law to come check on me. The same day, I sent in the required check call, letting them know my hours, where I was, and when I would be rolling out, yet they claim not to have it on their records. I was smart enough to take pictures of Qual-Comm so they don't lie very well. So I roll out of there, after tweaking my logs for them, and I roll straight to my house in Iowa, call my dispatcher and let him know I am cleaning out my truck, and will deliver his load in the morning, then will drop his truck off at the terminal, to have me a way home when I get in. He said "Ok."

An hour later he calls and tells me someone is leaving the terminal in a few minutes and will be there around 7:00PM to pick the truck up, have it cleaned out and ready to roll. So I did. Cleaned the truck out, took it to the truck wash here in town, washed it real good, vaccuumed it, then took it to the rinky dink truck stop and left the keys with the clerk, as requested. They come get the truck that nite, an hour later the cops show up searching my house for stolen equipment (stereo, and CB) found nothing but my CB(not (same brand as the one they are supposedly missing, not the same model, and I had a box with matching serial numbers) and my CD player which i removed from the truck(had reciepts for, so that through the cops off big time).

Two days later, I call the local police department asking them where my stuff is, they tell me that the company can't claim the CB, because it doesn't match theirs(after accusing me of stealing) and that they have no idea where the stereo or the CB is at if I do not have them. well when i got the truck, picked it up in Dallas, I picked up load going to the yard in Sioux City, IA where they installed me CB and My CD player in the truck. They to this day claim that I Stole their crap stereo and CB. For one, I don't mind having a mistake made, but calling me a liar, and accusing me of stealing your company crap, is beyond the limits. Someone did a lot of damage to that truck the nite that I left it at the truck stop for them to pick up.

They claimed that I bashed in the doors, bashed in the dash, broke all of the guages, broke things in the sleeper. Which is bullshit considering the number of drivers that watched me drop the truck off at the truck stop in Broad daylight. Am I that stupid? I Do have some pictures of the truck as left that same very day. If a driver is going to go look for a nother job with another company, is he going to destroy company equipment like this? I don't think so, I may be a younger driver, but am far from stupid.

The company tested my intelligence when I called them asking where my checks were that they never sent me. They claimed that the $4,300 in damages was covered by my paychecks (yes they cut me a check for $4,300 and cashed it for me, this also showed up on my taxes). Isn't that illegal? Doesn't that mean, that as of now, they should pay me the $4,300 that they claim that I did in damages to their truck on that night? If they took taxes out on that $4,300 shouldn't I have seen that money in some way, shape, sort or manner? Now, I have not tried to get into any other company at this time, because it's almost going to be impossible, with the fraudulant things that they put on my DAC report(and I have no idea what they are), and then I have to show them as an employer on the applications that I fill out.

If a new company was to call K&B and ask why I quit, and if I was rehirable(why or why not?), thats going to turn their heads anyways. I grew up in trucks, was practically born in one, and I know my life as a human being is being behind the wheel of a truck, but with bad comments and reports from K&B towards me, how would I ever be able to get back into a truck with another company? If anyone would like to comment or make suggestions to me, please feel free to email me. Want to check out their website ,and give them a call? You'll get a real laugh when you talk to their "recruiters" www.kbtransportation.com

Barry
Marshalltown, Iowa
U.S.A.


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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

k and b is crap for truckers

AUTHOR: kim - (United States of America)

my husband drove for a year for them . they would never put anything on the qualcom. it was always pull over and call . reason being is they wanted nothing that could come back and bite them in the back side. the last straw was when Nathen is dispatcher told him ( i was in the truck and phone was on speaker ) to change his log book. he told them he has already sent in his logs and they said they would take care of it. he refused. a few days later when he was home on break he fell and hurt his shoulder , after being cleared by the dr to go back to work they jerked him around for weeks. he went to another company and is happy there. k&b is nothing but a fly by night trucking company. they will tell you to run when you are out of hours and change your log books.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Red Flags About Trucking Companies

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

To avoid all these problems and to save yourselves from alot of heartache and financial pain, i Highly suggest the following:

Red Flag #1- Any company that constantly advertises for help is a Major Red Flag to NOT TO WORK FOR THEM!!! Stop and think for a moment, Why are they always needing help? If they were such a great company, they wouldn't have the turnover rate they already have.

You see these companies ads plastered all over the place, esecially the help wanted section of the classifieds in your local paper. Stop wasting your time and money on these hopeless, pathetic losers. They don't want help, they do need ignorant, naieve, vulnerable employees though. I'm not saying that to be mean towards anyone reading this. I'm stating a hard cold fact!

They need you more than you need them. You have the CDL and without you, they are NOTHING without you.You don't have to put up with all this nonsense. You have the power to do something about these companies. This is America and you do have some choices.

So first of all, Rule number 1,DON'T EVEN RESPOND TO THEIR ADS. In fact,run away from it as fast as you can. But if your naieve and still one of the self deceiving kind and end up believing their lies, you'll soon find reality when you get to orientation and see that your not so special after all when you see the other 200+ drivers believing the same thing. That's Red Flag #2!!!

If a thief was trying to sell you stolen goods, would you buy from him? NO, YOU WOULD NOT. Why? Because you know what he is doing is wrong and to buy from him would be saying you support his wicked ways and it's just a matter of time before he steals something from you. And so it is in trucking and everything else in life. QUIT SUPPORTING THESE LOSERS!!!!

If theres any good trucking companies left, they'll be the ones not constantly advertising for help and the ones that are bad, they won't have no help and they'll be out of business because of it and rightly so. You wouldnt give a store your business if you were treated badly would you?

Moral of the story is, Do your research and use your head and don't jump at the first company who will hire you. Better yet, go back to school and get a real education and get a real career where your skills are appreciated and your treated with the respect you so much desperately desire. Your not going to find it in the trucking industry because it's been my experience they simply just don't care about any of your interest. It's all about them and how they can benefit from your labor. QUIT CASTING YOUR PEARLS BEFORE SWINE!!!
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Yeah Yeah I went through it to

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

As an ex driver Of K&b I can say, have I been pushed to run against the log and against the law The answer is yes! K&b for sure runs you extremely tight and If the law says you can drive 11 hours that is exactly how K&b will set there appointments. There is NO! time for rest stops, bathroom, eats, or anything for that matter. You are to drive 11 get up from the seat hit the bunk sleep and drive again, And I am one to tell you that Barry and these others are right on some things and wrong on others, Not every person is completetly right or wrong however I will say if you like to run hard! Stink from no shower, Eat peanuts and crackers as your running, And call In from your cell phone which you pay for so as to have a check call because you dont have time to stop then K&B is the company for you I can promise you that! Yes I contacted safty a many of times and was brought in every time i came in for a safety review and was told all sorts of hocus pocus so the moral of the story was see ya! dont wanna be ya!
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

I worked for K&B Transportation, was treated with respect

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

I drove for K&B and was treated with respect
not once was I asked to break the law by cheating on my log,I had a accident in indiana just before I quit,K&B treated me with respect about that,I quit to retire,and when I drove the truck in,damaged from the wreck,I was not accused of anything bad.K&B even bought me a ticket home.I made very good money working at K&B,every one there are very professional and polite.Naturally
they are not baby sitters,and need revenue to survive,so have to keep the trucks rolling.I think they are getting a bad rap they don't deserve. Kenneth Morrison
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#5 Consumer Suggestion

Show me any trucking company that offers their drivers a reasonable job with reasonable pay. I don't know of any.

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

I worked at about a dozen OTR companies. Most of them were the large, 1500+ power units fleets.

And, in all of them, I never ran legal. I don't think I ever made a legal log, not even once. The only pages that were correct were when I was on home-time. The driving pages were all falsified.

Quite a few of those fleets cheated me on my pay. Which was fine, because I was selling fuel and freight. I more than made up for missing miles or locals that I was never paid for.

The challenge I make is this?

Show me any company that will let you run legal SOME of the time. Not all of the time. Or most of the time. Just legal enough that you could actually get some sleep when you're dead tired. I don't expect to run legal. But, I do need some sleep from time to time.

And then, show me a company that will pay what they say. I shouldn't have to be out there selling fuel to make a living. That hurts everyone.

Show me any company that will actually get you home every three week. And then, let you stay home for 4 days in a row without calling and hassling you about some hot load.

Bottom line. If there was one decent company out there, they would have all the drivers. They wouldn't have any of this turn over.

I'll tell you, the closest I found was KLLM out of Jackson. They ran illegal too. But, at least they paid right. That was the only company that got an honest deal from me in return.
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#6 UPDATE EX-employee responds

It True. How could they feel justified blackballing a Driver that didnt even work there for more than a few hours and was never paid?

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

I once got Hired by K&B Transport to drive local in their Sioux City Termianl Hauling Meat between Packing Houses.

On my first day I was called to come into work at 6pm and go to IBP not more than a block away to pick up a trailer.

I sat in IBP until 1 AM that night with still no Trailer before I called Dispatch and told them I made a big mistake and did not want the job any longer. Told them I am bringing the truck back up the street and parking it, going home and forget I ever tried to work for you.

Low and Behold K&B took it upon themselves to completely trash my DAC file.

They left remarks that I had a late pickup and Delivery, that I was in an unathourized location and that I abandoned their truck.
Now any truck driver can see what this information has done to my chances of ever getting hired OTR again or with anyone that uses DAC.

Arent they just the greatest company in the World?

How could they feel this is justified blackballing a Driver that didnt even work there for more than a few hours and was never paid?
What did it harm them so badly that they needed to be malicious and unscrupulous with my record?
I can tell you this is the most Crooked organization I have ever had contact with and I believe the original posters coments as absolute gospel. This company is borderline Criminal in nature and probably leaning into the Criminal side of the Borderline. Living in Sioux City and knowing the Ackerman Family that owns the company let me tell you they are absolute criminals.
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#7 UPDATE EX-employee responds

WAKE UP FRED!!! definately shows your lack of understanding and comprehension of whats been said by all the previous responses

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

First of all Fred,Barry IS NOT where it all started to begin with. I'm not into pointing fingers at who is to blame like you are. Obviously, everyone else is wrong here but you and K&B. By your opening response, it definately shows your lack of understanding and comprehension of whats been said by all the previous responses. So on that note,i'll accomodate your low IQ and put this in laymens terms on the elementary level so that maybe you can understand the facts and not the fallacies.

As far as Barry is concerned, K&B abandoned him and THEIR truck and that is a fact. K&B told him to clean out the truck and that they were coming to get it.It sounds to me like they broke their "Contract" with him.And as Cindy stated in her response,since K&B fired him he is no longer legally responsible for their equipment especially after they said they were sending someone to come get THEIR truck.What Barry should have done was to contact the local police and inform them that K&B FIRED him and ABANDONED their truck and put him into a precarious position which prevented him from returning the truck as Barry said he would do.

The second thing Barry should have done when K&B was trying to force or coerce him into driving while tired was to immediately inform his dispatcher that he was too "Fatigued".Have his tape recorder handy and record that very statement.If the dispatcher persisted and/or insisted to "not be late and do the best you can",immediately call the law and insist that a report be made stating you are out of hours and/or too FATIGUED to drive safely.

If they punish you in any form or fashion or FIRE you or BLACKLIST you,Believe me,Barry would have solid legal recourse.Don't believe me,try looking it up in the FMCSR.You know,that little book that most carriers don't acknowledge as the law.If you can't find it in there, then maybe you should look into another law that Congress passed years ago that nobody seems to remember, It's called the STAA.Yep,it's probably one of the best laws Congress ever passed because it keeps the crooked lawbreaking companies in line with the law and reality.Sleep is not an option as most would have you believe.SLEEP IS A NECESSITY. I know Fred and K&B wouldn't understand that way of thinking though would they.After all,its the law and laws are made to be broken,right?I wonder if Fred and K&B would feel the same if one of their loved ones got killed by a Fatigued driver that was driving a truck that was unsafe.But as long as its not them or one of their loved ones,its ok to kill the driver and the general public.After all,everyones elses life is meaningless anyway.Thats why theyre truck drivers to begin with right?So,now let me respond to your comments about me then Fred.I'm going to give you nothing but the facts and hopefully i can convince you of what i'm telling you and everyone else here is the GOD's honest truth!Are you ready?Good! Here we go...

"Death Of Trucker At Roadside"

For long-distance truck drivers, a sleeper cab is home, with air conditioning, computer links and a bed. But a month after Robert Bruce Nelson picked up a new 2000 Freightliner Century Class - described by its manufacturer as "the most evolved truck on the road'' - he was found dead after sleeping overnight at a rest stop.

On April 23 in U.S. District Court in Orlando, a jury awarded $4.4 million to Nelson's widow, Kristine, and 22- year-old son, Steven. The jury agreed that the cause of Nelson's death was carbon monoxide poisoning, caused by a defect with the truck.
Jeff Fisher, director of corporate communications for Freightliner Corp., said last week that the company will appeal. "We still believe the deceased died of natural causes." Freightliner is North America's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, and Fisher stressed that no flaw could be found in the exhaust system and no similar claim has been made against its product. The diesel trucks are designed to prevent carbon monoxide from entering the cabs.

Nelson's attorney said it doesn't matter that no defect was found. "The circumstances themselves [Nelson's death] proved the defect. No matter where the exhaust comes from,'' Nelson's truck or others parked nearby, it shouldn't be getting into the cab. An autopsy was performed by a medical examiner found a 67 percent saturation of Nelson's blood with carbon monoxide. The cause of death was amended to "carbon monoxide poisoning from motor vehicle exhaust.'' Nelson's family sued Freightliner; Swift, the nation's largest publicly held truckload carrier; and Interstate Equipment Leasing Co., the owner of the truck Nelson was buying.

I am aware that this so-called "blow by tube" is supposedly meant for "excess exhaust".But i am also aware that "excess exhaust" is supposed to be recirculated through the engine and burnt,NOT floating around the truck,as it is potentially dangerous to be released into the atmosphere.Does a pcv valve and egr valve ring a bell?Or do you even know what a air filter is?I informed K&B of this problem,in fact,if you don't believe me on how excessive this "excess exhaust" is,i have video,pictures and witnesses to it.And in case your not aware,carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless.If you were there,you would no way in hell begin to even think about,let alone even consider driving it because of the fumes,not to mention being exposed to the carbon monoxide from it.The really sad part about this is i communicated this concern to K&B and informed them i felt it wasn't safe to drive and they persistently refused to have it at least looked at let alone fixed.Worse yet,it was at the Freightliner shop!If i was telling a lie
why didn't they at least have a mechanic from Freightliner walk 20 feet and look at it and/or put it in the shop?

For your information,the last time i checked it is the drivers RESPONSIBILITY to do a pretrip inspection and if there are ANY defects that the driver feels is unsafe, especially if the driver feels that they are being exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning, the company SHALL NOT PERMIT THE DRIVER TO DRIVE SUCH VEHICLE UNTIL IT HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY INSPECTED AND REPAIRED BY A CERTIFIED MECHANIC!

If that isn't GROSS negligence and total disregard for the publics and my safety,i don't know what is!!!I did the responsible thing and flat out refused to operate that piece of equipment until it was at least looked at and/or repaired and signed off.K&B told me to get going,i told them who is driving the truck?They said they were.I said well if you are driving the truck and your here pretripping this truck and you are saying there is NOTHING wrong with this truck,then you send a fax stating K&B accepts all responsibility for the safety of this trucks operation and i will gladly drive it.They refused to do that and refused again to at least have the truck looked at and i refused to drive it until it was at least looked at.They then FIRED me.I can prove EVERY bit of what i'm saying.

I have everything what was said in orientation recorded,i have everything that was said on every phone call recorded,i have pictures, videos, witnesses, reports etc.,etc.etc.

It's ok to make a driver sign his life away as a preresiquite to being hired but it sure in the hell ain't ok for a company to have to sign anything that makes them responsible even for one moment.So,needless to say,K&B really didn't surprise me when they entered false statements on my DAC report. Thats ok, because little do they know that what they have done by doing that is called defamation and slander and if they don't remove it real quick like,i just about have all my ducks in a row and i'm fixing to take the appropriate action to the FULLEST extent of the law.You think drivers/employees don't have ANY rights.

They have A LOT more than you or K&B would be willing to admit. Think i'm pulling K&B's and your leg? Sit back and watch what happens when K&B gets a legal wake up call.So,on that note,this was all K&B's choices not to do the right thing.In the trucking industry,i don't believe its so much the drivers/employees giving up on their companies/employers,but rather its the companies/employers giving up on their drivers/employees.And you what?

Thats a d**n shame because an employee should be looked at as an asset instead of a liability. But,with attitudes like looking at a driver as a liability instead of an asset what can one really expect from a company with that kind of mentality.

So,on that note, why don't you and K&B take a long hard look at youselves before you start talking.One lesson YOU and K&B needs to learn is that everything that happens to you happens because of you.You decide your own problems and solutions and most importantly YOUR OWN FATE!!!

Have a GREAT day and may God Bless you with some wisdom.
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Wake up people

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

first off, Barry, which this is were it all started with. You signed a contract that says you will return the truck to the company yard upon leaving. So the bottom line for you is that you didn't fullfill you contract which leave you responsible for the equipment until we have recovered it, don't forget any costs involved to recover the equipment either. Enough said there. Now Alan, the "exhaust hose" you are talking about is called a blow by tube. All you're "big trucks" have them. This is were excess fumes escape so the fricken truck won't self combust. Not enough exhaust comes out this tube to disturb anything unless you're laying under the truck with your nose stuck up the hose. If this were a problem don't you think the dot would put some sort of law about were this can and can't be. I also have a hard time believing that any company would have a driver sneak a truck that far with as many problems as you say it had. I'm sure a company wants to take that big of a chance at some law suit because they ran "unsafe" equipment half way across the country. Why don't you all take a long hard look at youselves before you start talking. One lesson every needs to learn is that everything that happens to you happens because of you. You decide you own problems and solutions.
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Wake up people

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

first off, Barry, which this is were it all started with. You signed a contract that says you will return the truck to the company yard upon leaving. So the bottom line for you is that you didn't fullfill you contract which leave you responsible for the equipment until we have recovered it, don't forget any costs involved to recover the equipment either. Enough said there. Now Alan, the "exhaust hose" you are talking about is called a blow by tube. All you're "big trucks" have them. This is were excess fumes escape so the fricken truck won't self combust. Not enough exhaust comes out this tube to disturb anything unless you're laying under the truck with your nose stuck up the hose. If this were a problem don't you think the dot would put some sort of law about were this can and can't be. I also have a hard time believing that any company would have a driver sneak a truck that far with as many problems as you say it had. I'm sure a company wants to take that big of a chance at some law suit because they ran "unsafe" equipment half way across the country. Why don't you all take a long hard look at youselves before you start talking. One lesson every needs to learn is that everything that happens to you happens because of you. You decide you own problems and solutions.
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Wake up people

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

first off, Barry, which this is were it all started with. You signed a contract that says you will return the truck to the company yard upon leaving. So the bottom line for you is that you didn't fullfill you contract which leave you responsible for the equipment until we have recovered it, don't forget any costs involved to recover the equipment either. Enough said there. Now Alan, the "exhaust hose" you are talking about is called a blow by tube. All you're "big trucks" have them. This is were excess fumes escape so the fricken truck won't self combust. Not enough exhaust comes out this tube to disturb anything unless you're laying under the truck with your nose stuck up the hose. If this were a problem don't you think the dot would put some sort of law about were this can and can't be. I also have a hard time believing that any company would have a driver sneak a truck that far with as many problems as you say it had. I'm sure a company wants to take that big of a chance at some law suit because they ran "unsafe" equipment half way across the country. Why don't you all take a long hard look at youselves before you start talking. One lesson every needs to learn is that everything that happens to you happens because of you. You decide you own problems and solutions.
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#11 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Gods' Honest Truth About K&B Transportation

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

First let me start out by saying this,im a very fair, honest, hard worker that is loyal as anyone can possibly be towards people.

I was interested in what K & B Transport had to offer me as i was considering moving back up to Sioux City, Iowa as they promised me that they would give me a local position shuttling trailers between plants and also various other duties including an occasional run to pick up "Abandoned Equipment". This position was a "special" position for a "select" few such as i as it involved being under the guidence of the Vice President of the company. This position was to pay me $150.00 a day for every day worked. This sounded really great to me so i contacted Jeanne in Recruiting and she immediately sent me a Bus ticket to Sioux City, Iowa. She was very nice to me up to this point. So far,so good.

I soon found out in the meantime that i wouldn't be starting this unique position right away. So as fate would have it, i soon learned that i had to drive over the road first for 4 weeks. Ok,i could handle that i suppose but it was at this moment when i started to feel very deceived. I arrived in orientation at 7am Monday morning. Upon my arrival, the first thing i noticed was a sign on the wall stating that the drug screen was $35.00 and it was to be deducted out of my first paycheck. Gee, nobody said a word about that but thats ok, typical. We filled out TONS of paperwork, something you would think only much larger trucking companies were only capable of producing. I started seeing red flags at that moment. I was seriously starting to reconsider my interests in this company. Around 10am i had my drug and road test out of the way. Noon came around and they were nice enough to feed us lunch, which was pretty good as it was grilled Hamburgers hot dogs, chips and sodas. The rest of the day was mostly waiting for the rest of the new hires(7) to complete their road tests, physicals and drug tests and filling out and going over more PAPERWORK!We got done with orientation at 6pm that evening.

Yep,11 hour day. Onto day 2,today was spent almost entirely on "Safety". It was crammed into our heads that no matter what happens with your dispatcher, or whatever your case may be, Nancy in "Safety" was on the drivers side through thick and thin. You have a problem,go to her. She's on your side no matter what! NOT!!! As i soon found out. By noon everyone was getting their trucks assigned to them. At this point, i found out that i would be flying back to Memphis 1st class to pick my truck up as the previous driver had "Abandoned" it there at Freightliner in Memphis because he was complaining exhaust was entering the cab through the A/C Vents. I went to the service desk to get the repair invoice and found that they replaced and repaired the A/C compressor. Interesting, i didnt know A/C compressors give off carbon monoxide exhaust. Very intersting indeed! I was told since this truck was "Abandoned", to make sure i did a very thorough pretrip on this truck and write up ANY Preexisting damage and ANYTHING else that needed repairs, which i did. I called in the preexisting damage and informed them of seven(7) things that needed to be repaired before i would be road worthy and DOT compliant. They are as follows: #1-Pig tail was stripped down to the wires, bare wires showing and melted / shorted together. #2-Right headlight was'nt working properly, #3-Air Dryer? blowing oil / fuel all over the place, especially on fuel tank, #4-Fuel Guage sending unit gasket leaking, #5 - Excessive Exhaust coming from under truck- WHAT???- Did i say Excessive Exhaust coming from under truck? Your dern right i did. I'll be dern, i found the source from where that previous driver was complaining he was smelling carbon monoxide that was making its way up into the A/C vents. I asked Steve at Freightliner about this exhaust and he said it was "harmless". He said it was Excess Exhaust relief "vapors" from the crankcase. Alot of drivers have complained about it in the past but it really is no big deal. Its common on Freightliners. He said the longer the truck idles, the more thicker this exhaust becomes. So i asked him, isn't this dangerous? Suppose im parked somewhere with the A/C on and lay down and go to bed and all this "harmless" exhaust is coming through the A/C vents while i'm sleeping. He didn't give me no answer or response what so ever. In case your wondering, This hose that this exhaust is coming from is aimed straight down from the engine about 4-5 inches from the ground. It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out that this smoke rises up under the hood and accumulates and comes thru the vents A/C vents system. This has got to be one of the most idiotic places to put one of these hoses...VERY DANGEROUS!!!

Common sense will tell ya something like this needs to be routed out and away from the cab/sleeper. But im just a truck driver, what do i know, right? Enough of that already,l et me go onto #6-A/C not working-WHAT???, you got to be kidding me, this A/C just got done getting "fixed". It just came out of the shop, this Freightliner shop i might add!!! Oh,and dont let me forget about problem #7-this truck is beyond FILTHY-INSIDE and OUT. During this time of discovery, dispatch let me know that i was dispatched to pick up a load in Blue Mountain, MS going to Des Moines, IA. I informed my dispatcher that this truck is a Freightliner Classic and the fuel tanks are FULL and the load im picking up is 45,000 lbs. I was told in orientation to NEVER go in to pick up ANY load with FULL tanks(as i wouldnt be able to axle out,never mind the 45000 lbs-WAY OVER GROSSED)-not my fault,this truck was fueled to the max by the previous driver.So how can i pick this load up like that?I was then informed to GET GOING to pick up this load because i only had till 530pm to pick it up that day and it had to be 700 miles by 8am the next morning. I informed them that this truck isnt safe to drive and needs to be looked at and repaired before i can go anywhere! And besides, i been up since 9am this morning going back and forth with you all about getting this truck fixed and there is no way in hell im going to make them pick up times and deliveries no way. By the way, i called the broker - Dana,and she said this can be loaded till 1030pm tonight and that i could deliver it anytime tomorrow by 630pm. So therefore,there is no reason why yall cant get this truck looked at and fixed right now, as im still at the Freightliner in Memphis. They said they werent going to do that. They then said all they were going to do is buy the pigtail and headlight and make me install it myself and run and pick up this load and deliver it by 0800 the next morning.I said that just isnt going to happen as i already been up all day now already and i'm just about out of hours-go figure, 9am-6pm is 9 hours, i only got 2 hours to drive before i have to take my 10 hours off duty. They said i shouldnt be logging that time spent trying to get this truck straightened out.You cant do that.As far as were concerned,you have a full 11 hours to drive.Obviously,we got a real problem at this point with dispatch.So i called Nancy in "Safety".You remember her,she said she'll straighten out those dispatchers, shes for the drivers and the publics safety!. To make a long story short, she sided with the dispatcher and proceeded to tell me that i "F cked her over. This great and wonderful company flew me 1st class to pick this forsaken truck up. This is the same woman who less than 24 hours earlier told all of us in orientation to strictly log EVERYTHING as you do it. We dont operate illegally around here, not this company. If theres a problem or anything wrong with your truck, you let us know and we'll get it fixed immediately! My oh my, 24 hours earlier youd swear these were some of the nicest people you could ever meet. Now all of a sudden theyre making you feel like the lowest scum of the earth and treating you like filthy sh_t. Talking down on you like a child. At this point, i really began seeing the light about this company. It all adds up, they flew me down here 1st class for one very specific reason. This previous driver was complaining about being exposed to carbon monoxide. A)They probably fired him for "other" reasons or he quit because he got sick of being treated like sh_it and being exposed to all their gross manipulations and childish, unprofessional illegal behavior. They werent willing to correct the real problems with this truck, they wanted to masqerade it by saying it was the A/C causing that "problem" and wanted it "legally" documented that they did something to "correct" the problem. It was worth it to them to fly me 1st class to Memphis hoping that they could manipulate and persuade me into driving this unsafe truck back to their terminal in South Sioux City,Ne (By the way,they routed my trip all on secondary roads, less risk of getting caught ;) So as a result of me NOT letting them jeapordize not only my livelihood but my LIFE and the publics safety as well, they FIRED me. So much for "Safety" and management loyalty. They wanted me to sneak this truck back to their terminal in South Sioux City, Ne so they can cover up their EVIL deeds. If Freightliner in Memphis fixes whats actually wrong with this truck,it would definately expose this companies illegal way of doing things and if i was that previous driver, i would definately be filing a lawsuit. I know i am going to do just that myself. This company is beyond worthless, somebody needs to run these clowns out of town for good before they get someone killed, more than likely, it'll be the truck driver that doesnt know any better. I worked for some sorry companies in the past but i believe this has to be the most sorriest company i ever worked( besides U.S. Xpress). Unfortunatly,i didnt check this site out before hiring on with these losers. There ought to be federal investigators impregnated into companies on random bases and start running these pathetic thugs out of business instead of letting trashy people like this ruin peoples lives...LITERALLY!!!
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#12 Consumer Comment

Sammy,could you be anymore ignorant?

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

Sammy,before you go making judgements against anybody, dont you think you should have at least a clue to what your'e talking about?You run your mouth and you have no idea what your even speaking about.I am now an owner operator,i haul military equiptment,and i probobly make more money per day than you do in two weeks,im guessing your the one with back child support,and probobly get food stamps,why else would you be so bitter,you must be very unhappy and i bet you dont have a friend in the world,i would suggest some daily therapy and perhaps some anti-depressants,maybe that will get you back to the real world,but probobly not,take care mt angry bitter friend,and best of luck to you,you need all the help you can get!
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#13 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Dumb Truck Drivers Unite!

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

I hope everything goes well for you ex-k&b employees. There is no limit to what a bunch of disgruntled truck drivers can do when they put their super-human intellect together and band as one! You fellas sound like some ex-confederates that are fittin' to have a lynchin'. How about getting off of your lazy cans and going out and getting a job instead of being the piles that you are. You all brought everything you got on yourselves and should realize that driving a truck is a real job - meaning that you actually have to work. I know the job description "truck driver" makes it sound like you just sit on your fat cans behind the wheel and take the tractor/trailer from point A to point B and get paid for it, but this is not the case, although I'm sure that's all you bunch of lazy pieces did. Barry - I'm sure you are great with money and have plenty saved up in the bank to go get a good lawyer, so that is probably what you should do. That was a great decision to paint the truck like it was your own to mess with - class move buddy! You get an A+ you idiot. You have a great case against K&B if all you said was true, but unfortunately this is not the case, you are a flat out liar and even if you did have the money for a lawyer, he would laugh you out of his office, unless of course he needed some b.s. cases to line his wallet and had some extra time on his hands. Good luck with the job searches fellas, I'm sure you all make for great employees and anyone would love to have you on their fleet. From Barry waking up an hour or two late everyday to all the complaining on the internet while you could be looking for jobs, you guys should be employed in no time and be able to hold on to those jobs for at least a month. That'll be enough time to keep from getting evicted and catch yall up on child support and what not. Have a great life losers.
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#14 Consumer Comment

DONT WORK FOR K&B,YOU WILL BE SORRY

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

Yes,it's another ex K&B transportation driver,i experienced all of the same problems,forced to run illegally,unsafe equiptment,totally and completely lied to about everything,took me about 6 weeks,and i sent notice over my quallcom that i was turning in my truck,and heading for the terminal,about an hour into my trip back i was pulled over by three highway patrol cars,who informed me the truck was reported stolen,they took me into custody,searched me and the truck{found nothing}and took me to headquarters,i explained the situation and they looked at my quallcom and saw i was telling the truth,they called that little snake Mike{the owner}and said i had done nothing wrong,he then{Mike the little snake} faxed a bogus warrant to the highway patrol,to try to have me arrested for grand theft auto,at this point the highway patrol was furious and could not believe what this blooming idiot was trying to do,i myself called the the world class idiot,and told him i just want to turn in my truck,he yelled a bunch of words i wont repeat here and hung up on me,by this time the DOT had arrived and were going through my logs,i explained to them that they were forcing drivers to run illegally,needless to say they were not happy,they were dumbfounded that this little snake named Mike was trying to pull this off,finally,about 4 hours into this ordeal,the highway patrol called the district attorney and he said the guy has done nothing wrong,turn him loose,they impounded the truck,and the highway patrol took me back to it so i could get my stuff out,they took me to a hotel and actually apoligized for the whole thing,they were as angry if not more angry than i was for the way this little bag of pig dung had handled things,and i was actually suggested to file suit against this walking p***s,its in the works....I have sighned affidaiveds from a two hiwhway patrol officers and a dot sergeant detailing everything that happened including a "fake"warrant,so as you can see,he's not the brightest apple to fall from the tree in anyway,and his day is coming soon.As for your rebuttal Sean,anyone reading this knows your a piece of @#$%%& and you lie like a rug,you fit right in at K&B,And now on my dac the little bag of pig dung has put a bunch of false stuff,luckily,more and more companys are learning about k&b transportation,and give you a chance to explain,they know the horror stories are all true. Anyone who can contribute anything to bring these snivling low lifes down,please send a rebutall,and i will contact you,its time they be stopped,and only us ex k&b drivers can do it,so do it,lets get together and put a stop to them once and for all
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#15 UPDATE EX-employee responds

K and B Trans and recruiters that "stretch" the truth

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

Several years ago I was looking for a job and I contacted this company and all I was told inspired me to go to Sioux City to work. Well I got there and hired on only to find out the things I was told about their trucks was not true at all. I was assigned to a white Kenworth T-600 that was filthy dirty and stunk like the breath of the dispatcher I had. I asked for it to be cleaned and was told to do it myself that "we" are not into detailing trucks but hauling freight.Ok so I was dispatched to Postville Iowa to get this load that was extremely "hot". I found this truck was really not the runner I was told but I made Postville and come to find out the cows were still breathing and it was going to be a long wait to load. So........I called in and told the dispatch and he gave me the choice to wait or wait so wait I did and after 10 hours of waiting I finally got the load and made my way back to the yard to drop for the next driver as this was the plan. On the driver to the yard I decided to not work here and told them and they abandonded me there in Sioux City. I got home and when I checked this DAC I find all kinda stuff that was not even near truth. Yes, I was black listed by K&B........
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#16 REBUTTAL Individual responds

I laugh at how pathetic that company really is now

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

ok Sean, First off let's get some things straight. The Bumper you Accuse of being bent, WAS paid for, in full by me, Why? Because I bent the bumper back while backing up, 5 minutes later, called into dispatch, reported it, next week I was paying for it out of my paychecks so get your facts straight. As Cindy stated, I left the truck where YOUR company had told me to leave the truck at, at the time that YOUR company told me to leave the truck there. You were late, your truck got vandalized, Nothing I personally can do about it. But, You charge me for it? get over that crap. If I ever in my life heard a bigger horse crap of an excuse to screw yet another one of your drivers out of some money, it was right then. Did your guys ask the people at the truck stop if they seen anything? I doubt it. You're sitting behind a desk and taking whomever's word for it that you can, whether it is the truth or not. But you are a person in the company, trying to sustain what little bit of a reputation you have left, by sticking up for them and making EVERYTHING look like the drivers fault. I'd like to see the records of the quall-comm system, that show that i missed whatever check calls, and I didnt communicate with My dispatcher. Because right there, YOU are full of crap. On my last day there, I sent in the check call, i have a picture of it, that states the time and date of it, if the flash wasnt on i'd gladly look and tell you what it states. This is the date that you sent the Tow truck driver to break into the truck. Anyone that has any equipment to that can clarify a 3x5 picture or look in and see what the date and time is in the photograph, can clearly see that you are throwing some of this biggest crap ever onto the internet.

I call in and ask about my last paycheck and all that Mike Ratkiewicz can say is...."I don't believe there's going to be a last paycheck Barry. You're best bet is to go crawl in a hole." which was written down at the time of the call on Novermber 22, 2002.

Now come on. If your company is in that big of a financial bind, and can't afford to pay their drivers their last paychecks after they are fired, and put on 3500 miles that week, then maybe it is the best thing for you all to do is drop out of the industry, and shut your doors. Its plain as day how crap of a company you all are running, and that you obviously don't really put your driver's saftey behind the wheel first. Now, I wish I had kept all of the logs that I was asked to rip up, edit, fix, do whatever i had to do to get the load there on time, so that I could prove that not only were we running illegally, but we were asked to by our dispatcher, and shown ways around it by the log lady. SHe even made statements during orientation about, "if you ever have a problem, need to move something here, or there, and need to get a couple extra hours out of your logs, call m eand i wll help best I can." Yet, Sean, you don't have your driver's running illegally? Maybe it's about time you all seen the light at K&B Transportation and got out of there as soon as possible. Situations like this happen obviously ever so often than you would expect, as shown by the numerous reports I have read.

Also, of all the time I worked at K&B Transportation, why have i not to this day ever recieved a Single paycheck stub? From the first day I worked there, to the day I quit, I never got the first check stub. Is that another way to get around the driver's and giving them the moneys that they earned? I Called 3 times since I quit there and requested the paycheck stubs be sento my house, and still haven't recieved them. Why is that? Also, I Call in to find out what all is exactly on my DAC reoprt, and why they put this load of junk on their, and I got the excuse, "well, Barry, You'll have to call back on Monday, I can't seem to locate your files" I call back on Monday and get the same exact thing. I am not gonna beat around the bush, you can talk about taking this stuff to the internet , Sean, but it's time that people in the entire country heard how you misrepresent yourself, your country, and its drivers. If anyone wants to contact on the matter, feel free. Yes, a good lawyer would be the idle move for me to make. Maybe, if anyone knows a good one in the area, I will take that step, and put matters into the hands that it truly does belong in, the Law.
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#17 REBUTTAL Individual responds

I laugh at how pathetic that company really is now

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

ok Sean, First off let's get some things straight. The Bumper you Accuse of being bent, WAS paid for, in full by me, Why? Because I bent the bumper back while backing up, 5 minutes later, called into dispatch, reported it, next week I was paying for it out of my paychecks so get your facts straight. As Cindy stated, I left the truck where YOUR company had told me to leave the truck at, at the time that YOUR company told me to leave the truck there. You were late, your truck got vandalized, Nothing I personally can do about it. But, You charge me for it? get over that crap. If I ever in my life heard a bigger horse crap of an excuse to screw yet another one of your drivers out of some money, it was right then. Did your guys ask the people at the truck stop if they seen anything? I doubt it. You're sitting behind a desk and taking whomever's word for it that you can, whether it is the truth or not. But you are a person in the company, trying to sustain what little bit of a reputation you have left, by sticking up for them and making EVERYTHING look like the drivers fault. I'd like to see the records of the quall-comm system, that show that i missed whatever check calls, and I didnt communicate with My dispatcher. Because right there, YOU are full of crap. On my last day there, I sent in the check call, i have a picture of it, that states the time and date of it, if the flash wasnt on i'd gladly look and tell you what it states. This is the date that you sent the Tow truck driver to break into the truck. Anyone that has any equipment to that can clarify a 3x5 picture or look in and see what the date and time is in the photograph, can clearly see that you are throwing some of this biggest crap ever onto the internet.

I call in and ask about my last paycheck and all that Mike Ratkiewicz can say is...."I don't believe there's going to be a last paycheck Barry. You're best bet is to go crawl in a hole." which was written down at the time of the call on Novermber 22, 2002.

Now come on. If your company is in that big of a financial bind, and can't afford to pay their drivers their last paychecks after they are fired, and put on 3500 miles that week, then maybe it is the best thing for you all to do is drop out of the industry, and shut your doors. Its plain as day how crap of a company you all are running, and that you obviously don't really put your driver's saftey behind the wheel first. Now, I wish I had kept all of the logs that I was asked to rip up, edit, fix, do whatever i had to do to get the load there on time, so that I could prove that not only were we running illegally, but we were asked to by our dispatcher, and shown ways around it by the log lady. SHe even made statements during orientation about, "if you ever have a problem, need to move something here, or there, and need to get a couple extra hours out of your logs, call m eand i wll help best I can." Yet, Sean, you don't have your driver's running illegally? Maybe it's about time you all seen the light at K&B Transportation and got out of there as soon as possible. Situations like this happen obviously ever so often than you would expect, as shown by the numerous reports I have read.

Also, of all the time I worked at K&B Transportation, why have i not to this day ever recieved a Single paycheck stub? From the first day I worked there, to the day I quit, I never got the first check stub. Is that another way to get around the driver's and giving them the moneys that they earned? I Called 3 times since I quit there and requested the paycheck stubs be sento my house, and still haven't recieved them. Why is that? Also, I Call in to find out what all is exactly on my DAC reoprt, and why they put this load of junk on their, and I got the excuse, "well, Barry, You'll have to call back on Monday, I can't seem to locate your files" I call back on Monday and get the same exact thing. I am not gonna beat around the bush, you can talk about taking this stuff to the internet , Sean, but it's time that people in the entire country heard how you misrepresent yourself, your country, and its drivers. If anyone wants to contact on the matter, feel free. Yes, a good lawyer would be the idle move for me to make. Maybe, if anyone knows a good one in the area, I will take that step, and put matters into the hands that it truly does belong in, the Law.
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#18 REBUTTAL Individual responds

I laugh at how pathetic that company really is now

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

ok Sean, First off let's get some things straight. The Bumper you Accuse of being bent, WAS paid for, in full by me, Why? Because I bent the bumper back while backing up, 5 minutes later, called into dispatch, reported it, next week I was paying for it out of my paychecks so get your facts straight. As Cindy stated, I left the truck where YOUR company had told me to leave the truck at, at the time that YOUR company told me to leave the truck there. You were late, your truck got vandalized, Nothing I personally can do about it. But, You charge me for it? get over that crap. If I ever in my life heard a bigger horse crap of an excuse to screw yet another one of your drivers out of some money, it was right then. Did your guys ask the people at the truck stop if they seen anything? I doubt it. You're sitting behind a desk and taking whomever's word for it that you can, whether it is the truth or not. But you are a person in the company, trying to sustain what little bit of a reputation you have left, by sticking up for them and making EVERYTHING look like the drivers fault. I'd like to see the records of the quall-comm system, that show that i missed whatever check calls, and I didnt communicate with My dispatcher. Because right there, YOU are full of crap. On my last day there, I sent in the check call, i have a picture of it, that states the time and date of it, if the flash wasnt on i'd gladly look and tell you what it states. This is the date that you sent the Tow truck driver to break into the truck. Anyone that has any equipment to that can clarify a 3x5 picture or look in and see what the date and time is in the photograph, can clearly see that you are throwing some of this biggest crap ever onto the internet.

I call in and ask about my last paycheck and all that Mike Ratkiewicz can say is...."I don't believe there's going to be a last paycheck Barry. You're best bet is to go crawl in a hole." which was written down at the time of the call on Novermber 22, 2002.

Now come on. If your company is in that big of a financial bind, and can't afford to pay their drivers their last paychecks after they are fired, and put on 3500 miles that week, then maybe it is the best thing for you all to do is drop out of the industry, and shut your doors. Its plain as day how crap of a company you all are running, and that you obviously don't really put your driver's saftey behind the wheel first. Now, I wish I had kept all of the logs that I was asked to rip up, edit, fix, do whatever i had to do to get the load there on time, so that I could prove that not only were we running illegally, but we were asked to by our dispatcher, and shown ways around it by the log lady. SHe even made statements during orientation about, "if you ever have a problem, need to move something here, or there, and need to get a couple extra hours out of your logs, call m eand i wll help best I can." Yet, Sean, you don't have your driver's running illegally? Maybe it's about time you all seen the light at K&B Transportation and got out of there as soon as possible. Situations like this happen obviously ever so often than you would expect, as shown by the numerous reports I have read.

Also, of all the time I worked at K&B Transportation, why have i not to this day ever recieved a Single paycheck stub? From the first day I worked there, to the day I quit, I never got the first check stub. Is that another way to get around the driver's and giving them the moneys that they earned? I Called 3 times since I quit there and requested the paycheck stubs be sento my house, and still haven't recieved them. Why is that? Also, I Call in to find out what all is exactly on my DAC reoprt, and why they put this load of junk on their, and I got the excuse, "well, Barry, You'll have to call back on Monday, I can't seem to locate your files" I call back on Monday and get the same exact thing. I am not gonna beat around the bush, you can talk about taking this stuff to the internet , Sean, but it's time that people in the entire country heard how you misrepresent yourself, your country, and its drivers. If anyone wants to contact on the matter, feel free. Yes, a good lawyer would be the idle move for me to make. Maybe, if anyone knows a good one in the area, I will take that step, and put matters into the hands that it truly does belong in, the Law.
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#19 Consumer Comment

you fired him, thereby relieving him of any actual responsibilty for the truck

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

Sean, I don't know Barry, or am I familiar with your company, but I do know that you contradicted yourself in your statement. The truck was left unattended, as he stated, and you acknowledged that someone broke into the truck. Therefore someone has to pay for it. (I thought that was what insurance is for) Barry shouldn't have to pay for it. As far as I can see, you fired him, thereby relieving him of any actual responsibilty for the truck. He parked it, told you where it was and you didn't send someone out right away to pick it up. Does this mean he is responsible? I think not, he did what he needed to do. He informed you where you could pick it up. He is not responsible for babysitting a truck that he is not longer in charge of, or driving.

Did you even request that the person saying he was hit by Barry show proof? Was there corresponding damage on the truck that matched the damage on the car? Were there any paint colors from the car matched to the truck? Why did the person wait until 3 weeks later to inform you of the collision? Did you just pay him off to get him out of your hair? Did he threaten to sue you if you didn't pay? Sounds like the car driver was practicing hit and run insurance fraud, and you let him get a way with it. How many times in that car drivers past has he made claims against truck drivers? Did you even do your home work on this?

As for running the way Barry says you do, I would believe him way before I believe you. Every truck driver I have known, is run like this. And you would be a total exception to the rule if you didn't.

No, I am not a truck driver, but I do have a c.b., and I don't think that every driver on the road would lie about the situation, since they have nothing to prove to me or my friends.

I think you would be wise to remove any bad remarks about Barry on your "firing" statement. I think he should get a lawyer and sue you for firing him on insufficient grounds. Plus, putting derogatory remarks that were not proven into his work record. And as for him not calling you, let him get some sleep before you send him rolling again.

This country would have a lot more safe highways if truck drivers could get at least a minimal of sleep that they are supposed to be getting before they got back on the road again.
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#20 UPDATE Employee

The real story on Barry

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

Hi, my name is Sean Barragan and I am the recruiting manager at K&B Transportation. I was made aware of this report by a driver and thought I would tell the truth on Barry.

First off K&B Transportation requires daily check calls. There were many times that Barry would not check call by the time he was supposed to. As a company we are worried about our driver, load and equipment. When we don't hear from our driver, how are we supposed to know if everything is okay? The problem with Barry was it was very often repeated causing havoc in our dispatch office. That is why we would have local police or truck stop representives check on him.

As far as the equipment damage to our truck, when we recovered the truck in Marshalltown, Iowa there was significant damage. There was a missing license plate bracket, ripped arm rests, bent levers on guages, guages that had been busted in, a torn steering wheel, electric panels ripped out, wires torn, light covers missing, a busted up tv cabinet, missing vents, a disabled qualcomm, and a bent bumper just to name a few things. Barry also had "Big Papa" and "Barry" painted on the sleeper of our truck which violated company policy as well.

Also as far as the cb radio goes, I have a sheet right in front of me that has his signature on it saying he was issued a cb. And as far as breaking into a truck, when you think a truck is abandoned you have to eventually get in the truck. Obviously if someone broke in it was because we could not get ahold of Barry and we sent someone to secure the truck. All Barry would of had to do is contact dispatch with a phone call or qualcomm message and this would have been totally avoidable. Also Barry, if you think you were given an injustice why don't you let us see some of the pictures you took that day in Marshalltown. We have plenty of pictures of the truck as well and we can compare what we have. All it takes is a phone call to me and I would be happy to work with you. I know it is easier to post something on the internet and hide from there.

Finally, as far as running drives illegally, if we ran our drivers like Barry states, I guarantee that the DOT would have us shut down. We do operate in compliance with all DOT laws so obviously Barry is stretching the truth on this as well.

In closing, for any drivers questioning K&B Transportation in regards to the post I would be more than happy to talk to them. Anyone can post on the internet, it is just a matter if they are lieing or not. All the information I have is factual, from his file, I could go on and on about Barry, but I will save him the embarassment. Think of it this way Barry, if you owned a truck and a driver destroyed the inside of it, what would you do to him? You would want to recover the damages...right? It always sucks when you have to be responsible for your own actions.
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AUTHOR: Sean - (U.S.A.)

Hi, my name is Sean Barragan and I am the recruiting manager at K&B Transportation. I was made aware of this report by a driver and thought I would tell the truth on Barry.

First off K&B Transportation requires daily check calls. There were many times that Barry would not check call by the time he was supposed to. As a company we are worried about our driver, load and equipment. When we don't hear from our driver, how are we supposed to know if everything is okay? The problem with Barry was it was very often repeated causing havoc in our dispatch office. That is why we would have local police or truck stop representives check on him.

As far as the equipment damage to our truck, when we recovered the truck in Marshalltown, Iowa there was significant damage. There was a missing license plate bracket, ripped arm rests, bent levers on guages, guages that had been busted in, a torn steering wheel, electric panels ripped out, wires torn, light covers missing, a busted up tv cabinet, missing vents, a disabled qualcomm, and a bent bumper just to name a few things. Barry also had "Big Papa" and "Barry" painted on the sleeper of our truck which violated company policy as well.

Also as far as the cb radio goes, I have a sheet right in front of me that has his signature on it saying he was issued a cb. And as far as breaking into a truck, when you think a truck is abandoned you have to eventually get in the truck. Obviously if someone broke in it was because we could not get ahold of Barry and we sent someone to secure the truck. All Barry would of had to do is contact dispatch with a phone call or qualcomm message and this would have been totally avoidable. Also Barry, if you think you were given an injustice why don't you let us see some of the pictures you took that day in Marshalltown. We have plenty of pictures of the truck as well and we can compare what we have. All it takes is a phone call to me and I would be happy to work with you. I know it is easier to post something on the internet and hide from there.

Finally, as far as running drives illegally, if we ran our drivers like Barry states, I guarantee that the DOT would have us shut down. We do operate in compliance with all DOT laws so obviously Barry is stretching the truth on this as well.

In closing, for any drivers questioning K&B Transportation in regards to the post I would be more than happy to talk to them. Anyone can post on the internet, it is just a matter if they are lieing or not. All the information I have is factual, from his file, I could go on and on about Barry, but I will save him the embarassment. Think of it this way Barry, if you owned a truck and a driver destroyed the inside of it, what would you do to him? You would want to recover the damages...right? It always sucks when you have to be responsible for your own actions.
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AUTHOR: Sean - (U.S.A.)

Hi, my name is Sean Barragan and I am the recruiting manager at K&B Transportation. I was made aware of this report by a driver and thought I would tell the truth on Barry.

First off K&B Transportation requires daily check calls. There were many times that Barry would not check call by the time he was supposed to. As a company we are worried about our driver, load and equipment. When we don't hear from our driver, how are we supposed to know if everything is okay? The problem with Barry was it was very often repeated causing havoc in our dispatch office. That is why we would have local police or truck stop representives check on him.

As far as the equipment damage to our truck, when we recovered the truck in Marshalltown, Iowa there was significant damage. There was a missing license plate bracket, ripped arm rests, bent levers on guages, guages that had been busted in, a torn steering wheel, electric panels ripped out, wires torn, light covers missing, a busted up tv cabinet, missing vents, a disabled qualcomm, and a bent bumper just to name a few things. Barry also had "Big Papa" and "Barry" painted on the sleeper of our truck which violated company policy as well.

Also as far as the cb radio goes, I have a sheet right in front of me that has his signature on it saying he was issued a cb. And as far as breaking into a truck, when you think a truck is abandoned you have to eventually get in the truck. Obviously if someone broke in it was because we could not get ahold of Barry and we sent someone to secure the truck. All Barry would of had to do is contact dispatch with a phone call or qualcomm message and this would have been totally avoidable. Also Barry, if you think you were given an injustice why don't you let us see some of the pictures you took that day in Marshalltown. We have plenty of pictures of the truck as well and we can compare what we have. All it takes is a phone call to me and I would be happy to work with you. I know it is easier to post something on the internet and hide from there.

Finally, as far as running drives illegally, if we ran our drivers like Barry states, I guarantee that the DOT would have us shut down. We do operate in compliance with all DOT laws so obviously Barry is stretching the truth on this as well.

In closing, for any drivers questioning K&B Transportation in regards to the post I would be more than happy to talk to them. Anyone can post on the internet, it is just a matter if they are lieing or not. All the information I have is factual, from his file, I could go on and on about Barry, but I will save him the embarassment. Think of it this way Barry, if you owned a truck and a driver destroyed the inside of it, what would you do to him? You would want to recover the damages...right? It always sucks when you have to be responsible for your own actions.
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AUTHOR: Sean - (U.S.A.)

Hi, my name is Sean Barragan and I am the recruiting manager at K&B Transportation. I was made aware of this report by a driver and thought I would tell the truth on Barry.

First off K&B Transportation requires daily check calls. There were many times that Barry would not check call by the time he was supposed to. As a company we are worried about our driver, load and equipment. When we don't hear from our driver, how are we supposed to know if everything is okay? The problem with Barry was it was very often repeated causing havoc in our dispatch office. That is why we would have local police or truck stop representives check on him.

As far as the equipment damage to our truck, when we recovered the truck in Marshalltown, Iowa there was significant damage. There was a missing license plate bracket, ripped arm rests, bent levers on guages, guages that had been busted in, a torn steering wheel, electric panels ripped out, wires torn, light covers missing, a busted up tv cabinet, missing vents, a disabled qualcomm, and a bent bumper just to name a few things. Barry also had "Big Papa" and "Barry" painted on the sleeper of our truck which violated company policy as well.

Also as far as the cb radio goes, I have a sheet right in front of me that has his signature on it saying he was issued a cb. And as far as breaking into a truck, when you think a truck is abandoned you have to eventually get in the truck. Obviously if someone broke in it was because we could not get ahold of Barry and we sent someone to secure the truck. All Barry would of had to do is contact dispatch with a phone call or qualcomm message and this would have been totally avoidable. Also Barry, if you think you were given an injustice why don't you let us see some of the pictures you took that day in Marshalltown. We have plenty of pictures of the truck as well and we can compare what we have. All it takes is a phone call to me and I would be happy to work with you. I know it is easier to post something on the internet and hide from there.

Finally, as far as running drives illegally, if we ran our drivers like Barry states, I guarantee that the DOT would have us shut down. We do operate in compliance with all DOT laws so obviously Barry is stretching the truth on this as well.

In closing, for any drivers questioning K&B Transportation in regards to the post I would be more than happy to talk to them. Anyone can post on the internet, it is just a matter if they are lieing or not. All the information I have is factual, from his file, I could go on and on about Barry, but I will save him the embarassment. Think of it this way Barry, if you owned a truck and a driver destroyed the inside of it, what would you do to him? You would want to recover the damages...right? It always sucks when you have to be responsible for your own actions.
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