• Report: #991406

Complaint Review: Sherman Bros. Heavy Trucking

  • Submitted: Fri, January 04, 2013
  • Updated: Fri, January 04, 2013

  • Reported By: Jamard — Miami Gardens Florida U.S.A.
Sherman Bros. Heavy Trucking
32921 Diamond Hill Dr Harrisburg, Oregon United States of America


*Author of original report: I sat for two weeks...NO LIE!!!

*UPDATE Employee: 2weeks waiting for a load? thats BS

*UPDATE Employee ..inside information: Sherman Bros/ Team Trans

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First I would like to say hello to all the 4-wheelers, fellow professional and wannabe truck drivers, stupid lawmakers making stupid rules for truckers, representatives of the aforementioned company I listed above along with its other names and anyone else.  I will be talking about the laughable company known as Sherman Bros. Heavy Trucking....specifically about one of their SUBsidiaries Team Transport formerly known as Lee's Trucking. Its their tanker division. They are out of EL Dorado, AR. Walmart is the biggest attraction in that city.

At first I started liking the company alot...however there were some red flags I should have noticed. I waited almost two weeks to get into a truck after orientation. I only got into one when another driver quit. The trucks are older and s**+**y. The transmissions range from being either , 10-speed, 13-speed, 18-speed or Super10. I had truck# 2704. Their trailers are VERY s**+**y. They have dents and jerry- rigged welding. They do alot of loads out of Crossett, AR for Georgia Pacific hauling mostly CTO - Crude Tall Oil. Not to be confused with Crude Oil. Crude Tall Oil is from black liquer extracted from wood.

The company began pissing me off with dispatchers not telling me about loads that required a pump knowing my truck didn't have one or catching attitudes with me. I picked up a load of nitric acid 60% concentration out of Utah one day only for it to eat its way THROUGH the trailer the next morning!!! I took all the necessary steps. No one got hurt but I didn't get paid for handling the situation.

I then get directed to the main terminal in Harrisburg, OR for a silly meeting that lasted only minutes. I wasn't at fault for anything. However I sat for TWO WEEKS waiting on a load. I would of quit after waiting two days but I had my cats with me at the time. I never got paid AT ALL for sitting for two weeks in their equipment.

The final nail(s) in the coffin for Team Transport came with an early thanksgiving gift courtesy of the MISSOURI HIGHWAY PATROL. I pull into a weigh station. My weight was legal. However, the officer pulled me in. Her reason was that she needed to pull in a placarded, hazmat truck to complete her training!!!  Well as she was letting me go after her initial inspection, her supervisor with a strong background as mechanic arrives. He begins eyeballing defaults and does his inspection. In the end the company paid for someone to come out and fix all the defaults but i get hit with a ticket for SELF-ADJUSTING BRAKES!!! 

When I arrive to the customer with the same load. His first words were how were you going to to pump off the load....my truck had no pump....dispatch's fault AGAIN!!! I had to wait a day for an owner op. with a pump to get unloaded. Another dispatcher then calls me back talking sh&t about when i plan on delivering the load when the owner op. arrived. I retorted to him that I had to wait a whole day for him to arrive. Then he says to me if I don't deliver it I WON'T GET PAID FOR THE LOAD. Well lo and behold that dispatcher got fired but i still didn't get for the two weeks I sat AND for that load I just mentioned. It was from the south part of Indiana to Catoosa, OK.

They do f**k over owner ops too. They will force you to buy their plates rather than use your own. They will give s**+**y loads and they pay owner ops weekly buy percentage. THEY WILL NOT PAY YOU FOR DEADHEAD MILES if you are an owner op. Company drivers are paid by the mile, bi-weekly on the 7th & 22nd. They do not provide travel expenses back home if you leave them for any reason.


I'm glad Ripoff Report doesn't remove sh*t. On trucker's report they remove and hide info for a short while about info on a truck company. Representatives masquerading as drivers, representing the companies that truckers are complaining against lurk on trucker's report. You'll notice that they always have cheerful things to say about a company that everyone has serious grievances against. 

Sherman Bros. Heavy Trucking/Team Transport did have reports against them on trucker's report but they were suppressed. Now they have one the RipOff Report and it DEFINITELY WON'T BE SUPPRESSED.

I don't want ANYONE to make the same mistake I made. There ARE good truck companies out there. A big company doesn't mean its all good. A small doesn't its all bad. Even with research you won't know something till you make a move.  


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/04/2013 03:49 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Sherman-Bros-Heavy-Trucking/Harrisburg-Oregon-97446/Sherman-Bros-Heavy-Trucking-Team-Transport-Lees-Trucking-WORK-FOR-FREE-DRIVE-BAD-TR-991406. 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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#1 Author of original report

I sat for two weeks...NO LIE!!!

AUTHOR: - ()

 I waited for two weeks for them to give me a load. This is one of the main reasons I quit.

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#2 UPDATE Employee

2weeks waiting for a load? thats BS

AUTHOR: argosy - ()

 reading your complaint and yes not knowing the real story i gathered some info from the things you said..first thank you 2cats thats really nice, i wish companies wouldnt allow pets because it makes it so nice for the next driver to clean up after you,if you were any kind of driver you know self adjusting breaks really need "you" to get under and adjust your self.i know i know god forbid you get grease on the same hand as you pet your p***y with.you sound to me like a steeringwheel holder that complains about everything and feel you have to do nothing but drive ,ive worked here for 2.5 years and 1 as an owner op and given the choice to plate in OR or WA . yea paid every 2 weeks and the $ is good, great people to work for in my opinion and i like everyone i work with..i see and here about guys like you all the time..there is no perfect co they all have faults ..but most of the time the driver doing complaining is the biggest problem 2 weeks waiting for a truck 2  2 cats quiting after 2 days 2 weeks waiting foe a load that is a steaming pile of crap sir. your a liar and if you knew about the chems you were hauling you would have known to not load in that trailer no matter what a dispacher tells you .  g,f,y,m go be a pain in some one elses a$$

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#3 UPDATE Employee ..inside information

Sherman Bros/ Team Trans

AUTHOR: Tanker - ()

Hello Truckers an so forth to start off Im not a writer so there for I will not be adding periods etc 

To start off YES Im an owner op for this company or lease driver I enjoy my time here yes I bought a truck yes I like my truck ................ No I was not forced to buy anything it was my choice they put tags an Ins in your name so you can have a feel for what you will be paying for in the future an to teach you what you need to know about paperwork in the future to come... Now what this driver is saying is he is full of it If he had any knowledge on pulling a tanker he would know ask these questions before a load Hell having a pump would be in the comments at the end of his OBC dispatch Now his Dot inspection as part of a safety check is brake inspection an inspection of the truck it is the drivers fault for not finding these things an pointing them out to mechanics yes they are old trucks that was owned by Lees trucking but the previous owner well maintained his trucks I know I worked for him its drivers like this very one that didnt help take care of the equipment as for cats Sir I drove your truck to crossett after you left it smelled like a litter box what proffesional driver carries 8 cats in one truck if you was driving for me I would have fired you an told you to open your own cat kennel driving is not where you need to be......... Im payed very well I take care of my equipment I conduct myself in a very professional matter an I have for the last 22 years ... As everyone knows companies are not perfect they all have there faults but the accusations that this so called driver has made some may be true but most are I was fired so I will down grade the company because it makes me feel better.... So to all those drivers make your own choices be safe on the road an God Bless

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