- Report: #919014
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Complaint Review: Prime Inc
Prime Inc2740 Mayfair Springfield, Missouri United States of America
Prime Inc Robert lowe, Stan Allman, Steve Larson, Jeff Murphy Robert lowe, Stan Allman, Steve Larson, Jeff Murphy Springfield, Missouri
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(This is to add to the other comments/complaints)
I am writing to let all concern know what has occurred as to promises made and not kept. I started working as a lease driver for Prime in March of 2012. And after my first pay check, I went a number of pay periods without any pay. So I spoke to Steve Larson, and he convicted me to "Keep going, things will get better". I also had Steve look at my utilization, and it showed a low utilization of the truck. Steve then asked my fleet manager Buddy Hall to help get the utilization/revenue up. I then waited another three pay periods, with no change, and I called Stan Allman, and requested for a new fleet manager, and
I denied this. I also asked to run within the Midwest, and was also denied this. I waited another two weeks no change, I called, spoke to Stan, and he finally approved a fleet manager change, to Jeff Murphy. I inquired from Jeff how busy he
could keep me; he said I usually do not do this, but I will guarantee you a pay check" Running under Jeff was very difficult. He called me a number of times, lecturing me on things like "sending too many messages" and "I have no clue about driving" and even having him calling my wife a "Whatever" making her very unimportant. Under Jeff, I make only pay check, and his guarantee was not worth much, and this is a no-no, shame on you Jeff.
Having Jeff as my fleet manager, I requested to start being a trainer, and I was denied. I also tried to get my wife Mary hired by Prime and was also denied.
I informed my Fleet Managers (Buddy Hall, Jeff Murphy) that the truck was having fuel issues, and I was told "it not the truck, its you" and when I did supposedly refused a load, Jeff messaged me and gave me a real hard time, saying "you don't refused any loads" and when I question this, I was called a liar
I needed a load estimated to save my apartment. I asked Jeff for this help, and that I would be homeless without his help. Jeff said NO, so I called Kathleen my payroll person, she said, it would be possible, with a supervisor approval. I then messaged Jeff again on this new information; Jeff called me and said, "NO means NO, you have no idea of the driving industry. I should make you drive back to Springfield"
Currently, I did lose my apartment, had to ask my son to live with friends, and I have less 200 dollars to my name. When I started with Prime, I had 4000 dollars, a home and a happy life. Now I know how it feels to be homeless, with an uncertain future.
When I arrived at prime, I cleaned out the truck, washed it, and wiped down the inside. I went in to operations, and signed and lease cancellation sheet. I also asked ask one a night stay, and was denied.
So Prime did not help with anything related to getting me home, and made my last day very difficult. This was wrong.
Lastly, I did try to contact Robert Lowe direct by phone and email, just to have these communications intercepted and never hearing from the President of Prime.
I will be looking for a legal remedy to address these issues, and if there is anyone out there that can help me, please contact me.
I would advise anyone thinking on driving for Prime, "Please Dont" the company is very political, and it cost you allot.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 07/28/2012 06:48 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Prime-Inc/Springfield-Missouri-/Prime-Inc-Robert-lowe-Stan-Allman-Steve-Larson-Jeff-Murphy-Robert-lowe-Stan-Allman-St-919014. 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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