This couple preys on unsuspecting, good honest truck drivers. They hired my wife and I to drive their tractor/trailer for FedEX Custom Critical about a year ago. We hired on as company drivers working for a percentage of the load pay...minus the fuel surcharge and tolls paid.
This worked for us because we were earning good pay at this rate. Later, they informed us that WE would now be purchasing the fuel, and in return we would earn a higher percentage.
This also worked for us until I started paying attention to the numbers (our pay). They were keeping 35% of what the truck grossed. This amount INCLUDED the fuel surcharge and tolls. Which means they were profiting every time the price of fuel increased.
When THEY were buying the fuel, we got 40% minus the fuel surcharge...when WE were buying the fuel they paid us a percentage including the surcharge. You cant have it both ways can you?
Not only that...our paychecks were nothing but a personal check. Payable from them to us. No details, no percentages..load numbers. Nothing. We had no idea what we were getting paid for, and still do not to this day.
These people let us go the day my wife and I purchase our very first truck. Our guess is because their percentage would decrease and they were also concerned about our "asking questions" about our pay.
This crooked couple has 15 other unsuspecting husband/wife team drivers, and that is how they make their money. There's a lot more to this story...not enough room to write it.They should be exploited for the cons they are....to Fed EX Custom Critical, and the general public.
Jim n yrma