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  • Submitted: Fri, October 19, 2012
  • Updated: Thu, July 10, 2014

  • Reported By: Lynn — Plymouth Minnesota U.S.A.
Travelon Transportation
PO Box 46150 Eden Prairie, Minnesota United States of America

Travelon Transportation Alpha and Omaga USA INC Do not apply to work here!!!! Eden Prairie, Minnesota

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: WOW

*Author of original report: Tell the truth

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Response to Lynn

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Travelon Transportation DBA Alpha and Omega Scamming lying business! Eden Prairie , Minnesota

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Victor runs ads for drivers.  There are numerous step, but he does not disclose this.  Each time you complete one of this clowns tasks, he gives you another.  Each new task is more expensive than the previous.  Some of the fees are paid cash to his own employees  by you to learn how to use his companies navigation system!!!  By the time you hit this point, one has already invested a ton of money.

It will cost you over $1000 to get this job.  To make the money he advertises you will make will require over 70 hours per week.

This  job is a scam and Victor is a rip off artist.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/19/2012 11:37 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Travelon-Transportation/-Eden-Prairie-Minnesota-55344-2850/Travelon-Transportation-Alpha-and-Omaga-USA-INC-Do-not-apply-to-work-here-Eden-Prairi-957212. 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 UPDATE EX-employee responds

WOW

AUTHOR: Steven - ()

I can NOT believe Victor is denying this.

He did the same thing to me.  He gets you to spend $5 here, $10 there, pay for training in cash to another driver and so on.

 

This is totally a rip off and a scam. 

 

The 1 million dollar question to you Victor is why don't you disclose all the cost up frount instead of how you do it?

 

You are a con man.  You are dishonest and people should never work for you.

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#2 Author of original report

Tell the truth

AUTHOR: Lynn - ()

Victor,

The way you hire your contractors is desceptive and you know it, as do the others who have complained about you. 

Answer this, why don't you tell people from the start what the total cost are to become a driver for you?  Victor, you string people on, each step costing them a little bit more.  You do this on purpose to get people invested.

It is deception and lies and you are scum for doing it this way. I am sure the service you provide is fine, but as an emloyment opportunity, you are a scam.  We both know it.

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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

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AUTHOR: VIKTOR - ()

First of all I would like to attract attention that we don't hire employees, we hire independent contractors. An independent contractor is responsible for his/her own expenses.

First, we require the criminal and driving record to check to make sure that a driver would qualify for the job. MN DOT has strict regulations requiring us to hire only drivers that have a clean criminal and driving record. If criminal and driving records are DOT compliant, we request that driver passes DOT medical. Only after that, the driver must pass DOT required pre-driving training. An experienced driver contractor who has been working for several years for our company trains the new driver and also gives him/her an orientation how to use our sophisticated dispatch system.

To lease the van and rent the Mobile Data Terminal we require a refundable security deposit because we had in past experiences when the new driver picks up the van and equipment and disappears.

We actually always advertise conservatively using real facts and figures. Sure, we have from time to time new drivers who have hard time understanding even elementary things. Sure, if the driver is not capable to work, or does not want to work, he/she will not make money and will get frustrated.

When I started this business for the first 7 years I worked up to 7 days per week, up to 20 hours per day. If you want to achieve something you have to work.

It is easy to check us by calling MN DOT, the division of Special Transportation. You will find out that we are not a scam and we don't rip off. We are using the highest quality vans made by Mercedes Benz and Toyota, we are using the best quality wheelchair lifts and securements, etc. Why do think we have drivers who have been working here for up to 15 years in row?

Of course, with so many dishonest things around us it is difficult to figure out who is who, and people don't believe in anything...

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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Travelon Transportation DBA Alpha and Omega Scamming lying business! Eden Prairie , Minnesota

AUTHOR: Van - (United States of America)

I first saw Travelon Transportation's advertisement in the StarTribune job classifieds too.  the advertisement said you could make $2,000 per week with providing transportation services to clients to and from medical appointments.  In order to apply for this job, we had to go get a copy of our criminal record and a certified copy of our DMV record and fax it to the company.   Viktor, the owner of the company would email you and tell you that your copies were acceptable and to proceed to the next step, which you would have to go do a drug test and get a DOT Exam.  When finishing the steps, I sent him copies that I have completed.  I had to pay my own money for all those records, & the exam about $90.

Viktor email me to proceed to the next steps. I have to go online to a site that does a free fire extinguisher test, I  have to pass the test and get a copy of the certificate.  The next step, I must have to pay $125 for one of his contractors to show me how the system works for driving his vans.  When I'm done driving in the van with the contractor, he would then email Viktor to tell him that I've completed the training.  I already paid $125 and got trainning.   

Next, Viktor email me and tell me that he setup an appointment to go see him and sign the paperworks, plus you needed to bring in a deposit of $300 for the van which would be refundable.  This is in August 2012.

He doesn't explain anything at all when I got there, he gave me the paperworks and told me to sign them and asked me for the deposit of $300. Cash or card? I deposited my $300 with my card.  He printed me a receipt and me a phone. He says it will take a couple of days before MNET approves me for driving.  He didn't tell me anything at all.  I thought this is a good job.  I could make $2,000 per week and he will give me a full refund when I quite the job but it is fake...  He is trapping people and treat us just like slave.  Are we still have slavery in the USA????

My first day of work, starting Monday.  I did not even have any time to eat any breakfast and lunch.... Even going to the bathroom...  On Wednesday at 3pm.  I met one of the African American guy who trasported the clients to the clinic in Brooklyn Park, MN.  He stopped by me and ask me that did I make any more on this job?  He didn't make any money with this job.  He made money for the company but not him.  They take everything away.  He is quiting this job, he still have 30 days more to work for the comany becasuse Viktor wants the drivers to notice him 60 days before quite the job. 


Anyone who quite without 60 days notice will be charge to pay how much the company make each day until a 2 months or might be in jail...  I started worry about when I heard that.  But I didn't very trust the guy that I just met at all.  Until Thursday, me and my girlfriend transported one of the old man in Inver Grove Heights, MN.  He told me that Viktor just treat us the drivers just like the slave.  Viktor took everything away.  Alot of People work for him quite the job because they didn't make any money.  I still didn't trust that old man too. 

Until the last day I work for Travelon Transportation Inc.  I work 5am in the morning to 3pm.  I met one of the black guy who has no legs and sit on the wheelchair.  I transported him from Minneaplolis to Saint Paul, MN.  He told me that I should quite this job because the company doesn't treat us fair.  He knew a lot of people were complain about the company treat them like the slave.  I was very worry about it.  When I got home and desided to quite this job.  I texted him that I'm quiting and he replied back that I already sign the contract with him.  If I quite without 60 notice him, he will charge to pay for him.  Me and my girlfriend were so worry and got depression.  We talked to other people about it and people said Viktor is not right.  They want me to quite the job, they don't want me and my girlfriend to die.  I return the van to where I got it.  

With this job, I lost more than $500 and the company never pay me the hours I work for them, my family was starving.  I had no money to food for my family.  I was so headach and I went to see the doctor and I got some headach releif medication from the doctor.  I will get my money back... And shout this company down...  If anybody who had ever been treated like me, please share your stories....  We need to shout down this company.  If we don't, they will just keep treating people like slavery generation to the next generation and so on.  Is this America???  If so, why we still have slavery in the USA????  I have a suggestion for all people in MN.  Please don't apply for job at Travelon Transportation Inc.  You will be their slave if you do...
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