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Complaint Review: WSE TRANSPORTATION - WILLIS SHAW EXPRESS - Becky Smith

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  • Submitted: Fri, February 03, 2006
  • Updated: Tue, May 01, 2012

  • Reported By:san antonio Texas
WSE TRANSPORTATION - WILLIS SHAW EXPRESS - Becky Smith
201 N. ELM ST. ELM SPRINGS,, Arkansas U.S.A.

WSE TRANSPORTATION - WILLIS SHAW EXPRESS - Becky Smith Ripoff, INSURANCE FRAUD, SAYS I HAD 2 ACCIDENTS WHEN I HAD ONLY ONE. ELM SPRINGS, Arkansas

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: WSE is awesome!!!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Top Notch Company

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: becky jones

*General Comment: Becky Jones

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: wse is a good company !!!!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: WILLIS SHAW NEVER DONE ME WRONG

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: God Bless you becky

*UPDATE Employee: Correction on my own spelling...

*UPDATE Employee: I think the reason is...They are looking at S**t!

*UPDATE Employee: I think the reason is...They are looking at S**t!

*UPDATE Employee: I think the reason is...They are looking at S**t!

*UPDATE Employee: I think the reason is...They are looking at S**t!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Familiar with this company, they are evil crooks

*Author of original report: Mistake:Becky Jones, But she's in bed with Jeff Smith Anyway

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I worked for this company for 6 weeks. I experienced 6 weeks of hell with ugly (on the inside too) dispatcher from hell. Now when I am trying to find other employment, they are falsely saying that I had two accidents when I had only one, a fender bender in a flying j parking lot. I believe this is insurance fraud.

The last 2 loads I delivered for them, they refused to pay me. Jeff Smith, the terminal manager, sent me a message on my Q/C saying 'how about if I deduct the accident from your pay"

I received only a small percentage of pay for the last 2 loads I did for them. example one was to pay $260, I got only $60. The other was about $600, they paid only $120. Only after I filed a preliminary wage claim with the Arkansas Dept of Labor, did they pay me.

This company is evil. My dispatcher, Becky Smith, kept threatening me with loss of my job if I didn't keep moving when my hours of service were up.

Stay away from this company. I am trying to get an attorney to file a class action lawsuit against them if I can get enough drivers together.

Robert
san antonio, Texas
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/03/2006 02:20 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/WSE-TRANSPORTATION-WILLIS-SHAW-EXPRESS-Becky-Smith/ELM-SPRINGS-Arkansas/WSE-TRANSPORTATION-WILLIS-SHAW-EXPRESS-Becky-Smith-Ripoff-INSURANCE-FRAUD-SAYS-I-HAD-174630. 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

WSE is awesome!!!

AUTHOR: Michael - (United States of America)

I had the pleasure & opportunity to drive for Willis Shaw not once, but twice for a total of nearly 5 years.  I started with them as a team mate for one of their drivers.  After that fell apart, I ran solo.

Although I never really dealt with Becky, I did have an incredible dispatcher, Howell Skelton.

Howell was amazing & made certain I was taken care of.  In nearly 5 years, he & I had only 1 minor disagreement, nothing major, and we worked it out quickly.

I had driven nearly 14 years with other companies, even owned my own for a few, and in all my time on the road, I never drove for anyone who treated me better than WSE.

My trailer stayed loaded, when it wasn't I'd get paid layover, and they kept me running. The thing that stood out the most to me was in Nov. 2006. I was bringing a load from Florida to Dallas, TX.

I had spent about 2 hours on the phone that night with my mom & step dad back in Michigan. I found out the next day, that would be the last time I ever talked to my dad.

He passed away from a heart attack that night.  I had no idea.  While en route to Dallas, I had blown a trailer tire, which took out the one next to it & the mud flap bracket, so after my delivery in Dallas, I went to the TA on I 30 to get it fixed.

The TA is by a lake/reservoir, so there was no cell coverage on my phone, and with my truck in the shop, the QualComm could not get a signal.  The only thing I knew is that I had been pre-planned on a load from Waco, TX to Illinois that didn't load for 2 1/2 days.

Well, after being stuck inside the TA for nearly 5 hours, they finally got my truck done.  As I was pulling it out of the shop, the QualComm started beeping like crazy.  I had over 20 messages from Howell to call him immediately. So I did, & he told me to call my mom.  My Grandmother was 89 at the time & I thought something to her.

When I finally managed to call my mom, she told me we lost my step-dad.  I was numb, I had to stop & just park for awhile before I could get my wits about me to drive.  I called Howell back, and he told me he had my trailer loaded in Waco waiting on me-2 1/2 days early! And that I just had to drop my empty there & grab the load to IL, & that when I dropped that one to just take an empty home.

He told me to take 30 days off to be with my family & if I needed more to let him know and he'd work with me. I took a nap and drove to IL then home to Mich. and was with my mom & family the next day.

In nearly 18 years & almost 3 million total miles OTR (much of it team, alot solo), I have never driven for a company who treated me better than Willis Shaw.

I made a mistake once & quit, 6 months later they accepted me back with no problems.  I drove for another 2 1/2 years for them.

Many things changed in my life since then.  I decided to take a regional job to get home more often, which didn't go as I had hoped.  I got off the road in 2009 after a woman fell asleep at the wheel trying to pass me west of Nashville.  I've changed careers & sell cars now, however if I ever, EVER even consider driving truck again, Willis Shaw will be my first (& hopefully last) call.

Howell retired, then I ended up with Don Banta, who was awesome as well. He was a former driver as well.  Howell, I miss you & I hope you're enjoying your retirement.  And Apple Picker, thanks for everything.

Like I said, WSE is amazing and treated me like family.  Don't believe the sour grapes here, much of it can be attributed to driver error, like stupid accidents.  Willis Shaw is a great company to drive for!

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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Top Notch Company

AUTHOR: J.R.M. - (United States of America)

I Worked For This Company From 9/11/02 Until 4/10/08

I Never Had These Problems That These Others Had I Think They Might Be Falsely Stated

If Anything They Made Sure You Were Making Money If You Didn't Like NYC You Didn't Go


Not Once Was I Told To Run Illegal

I Got Fired For My Own Fault I Have Nothing But Nice Things To Say About WSE

The Best Almost 6 years Of My Life I wouldn't Trade It For Anything 


I Have Had Becky Jones When My Dispatcher Was On Vacation She Was A Sweetheart

I Got Miles Very Happy To Have Her As A Fleet Manager.

The Terminal Manager I Never Had Any Run Ins With Him.

Head Of Safety Richard Crook That's Another Story But That Is 2 years Ago Let By Gones Be By Gones....


This Was A Top Notch Company To Work For.   You Will See That When You Go To A Company That Really Abuses There Employee's         IE  Gainey




JOE Mason Tampa FLORIDA
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

becky jones

AUTHOR: cocolo43 - (United States of America)

i know this company i worked for them in the past,they used to be ok.i do know becky jones has a brain the size of a fruit fly.she'll tell you she used to be a driver and will even try to drive your truck for you.i hope she retired because she's not worth a penny.another dumb tramp was theresa scott,she has cost the company a lots of money but her old man is a shaw so i guess she is screwing the right person.

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#4 General Comment

Becky Jones

AUTHOR: Jessie - (United States of America)

In response to the story on Becky Jones that does not sound like her at all.  I say that for a reason and that is because I know Becky because she is my fleet manager I have been an owner operator for Willis Shaw for over four years.  I think Becky is an outstanding fleet manager.  I have had nothing but good times as an owner operator with Willis Shaw.  And as for Becky she has never carried herself the way that driver has said with me and I don't beleive she done that with him.  Since I've been with Willis Shaw I have no problem making money or getting off when I need.  Durning my 4+ years with Willis Shaw I have had to leave and go to the military twice for a long period of time and it was no problem.  The first time I was gone for about 6 months and I return back to drive for Willis Shaw.  Right now I am on deployment with the military in Iraq and once I return I will be going back to drive for Willis Shaw.  So to close I could say a lot more but I don't have time.  But I just want to say this, there is no other Trucking Company that I would want to drive for.  Sure I could go somewhere else and maybe make more money but working is not always about the money its about how much you like where you are working and the people you are working around and I think they are the best.  By the way I am pleased with the money I make there.would I accept more when they offer of course I would, who would'nt.  And to you Becky hang in there and God Bless you I'll see you soon.
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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds

wse is a good company !!!!

AUTHOR: rebel trucker - (United States of America)

I worked for wse in the beginning of my driving carreer and as per the training i recieved there i am a great part of the trucking industry and have been for seven years now i don't think for one minute that any of the things mentioned happened athough this is my opinion  so in my experiences with them they were great i started for them right out of trucking school and in the middle of winter and they gave me the know how and knowledge i needed to succeed in this industry and the only reason i don't currently work for them is i work close to home  and rarely travel any more if i was lookingto go back 48 states they would be one of the first i'd call !

honest experienced and always there for you thats the willis shaw i know !

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#6 UPDATE EX-employee responds

WILLIS SHAW NEVER DONE ME WRONG

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

I STARTED MY TRUCKING CAREER WITH WSE IN 02'. I DROVE FOR THEM TILL MIDDLE OF 04'. NOT ONCE DID I EVER SEE OR HEAR OF THE COMPLAINTS THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE PUTTING IN HERE. I AGREE WITH LARRY'S RESPONCE. WSE GAVE ME THE CHANCE TO PROVE MYSELF AND BECOME A PROFESSIONAL DRIVER. I WOULD STILL BE DRIVING WITH THEM BUT I MET A LADY AND WANTED TO MARRY AND SETTLE DOWN SO I GOT A DISPATCH JOB. IF THE TIME OR CIRCUMSTANCES EVER COME ABOUT WHERE I HAVE TO GO BACK TO DRIVING YOU CAN BET IT WILL BE WITH WSE. (AND HOPEFULLY HOWARD WILL STILL BE THERE TO TAKE ME BACK ON HIS BOARD)
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#7 UPDATE EX-employee responds

God Bless you becky

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

This is a thank you to becky at WSE if you where not the person you are I would not have a great job making good money . And i wouldn't have get to spend the last 2 week before my mother die in a head on with a truke. sometime God put us somewhere for a short time because he know you will need it because something going to happen Like will me if i had the job I do now I wouldn't have get to spend that time with my mother. So becky I want to thank you for give me the time with my mother. if it had not been for you and your way of working people I wouldn't have get that time. and my job i have now Im driver a 2006 semi and going to CA to Ohio 3 times a week and making the miles and I get a lot more in paid now.

God Bless you becky and my pray are with you
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#8 UPDATE Employee

Correction on my own spelling...

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

In the above report I made against the crybaby trying to run down Willis Shaw... I myself come forward and stand corrected on my own spelling, I was so shocked and upset that people would get away with making trashy reports that are nowhere near the truth...That I mistyped a couple of words, correction follows: $100,00.00 was meant to be $100,000.00 (which dose include my 401K) and "ant" was meant to be "and."

Also, I never had a "Major" accident like turning a trailer over, I only had minor accidents, And No Company is going to tell you that you will never drive again if you had an accident. Unless it was Major! But a good driver who is safe will NEVER have any accidents at all. And that is the kind of drivers the world needs.

And if you do mess-up and turn a "trailor" over or whatever you called it (Trailer) Than you deserve to be fired, As just saying you misjudged is not going to save someone's life if you ever killed a family with your misjudgments!

Before I started working for Willis Shaw, I owed over $35,000.00 in unpaid credit card bills. Today I owe no bills and have a great future to look forward to. However I did not spend my free time at truck stops bad mouthing other people.

You do not have to be smart to be a truck driver, You only have to be safe and do your job, If you do that, And if you have chosen the right Company, You will be rewarded greatly!

So for those of you who have not yet gotten into the trucking industry, DO NOT let reports like the above stuff discourage you! Surely there are both Company rules and Federal rules you must follow, And some rules are outright silly, But you will be paid well if you do your job. It is like seeing the whole USA and getting paid for it! Although you must go where you are sent, You will see things you never even dreamed of seeing!

I am sure there are many rip-off reports about other companies other than Willis Shaw from "dropouts." But I am too busy living a happy life to search for them. I happened upon this silly rip-off when told by an ex-driver that it was here. To my shock...It is!

I say again to any of you folks who are interested in getting into the big-rig truck driving industry: DO NOT let these reports about this company nor any other trucking company discourage you! Follow your dreams and listen to your heart, Not to those who have fallen!
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I think the reason is...They are looking at S**t!

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

To the other crybaby who tries to lie about drivers looking at him like they stepped in "S**t"... I think it is only because they DID!!! I have been a driver for WSE for over 8 years now (not just days or weeks like the whiners) And NOT once have they done me anywhere NEAR what you whiners are trying to report! I have over $100.00.00 saved up from the last several years to prove it!

Your silly reports make good would be drivers not even want to get into the trucking industry. Ant to the drover that turned over his trailer... You could not even spell a simple word like "TRAILER" correct. Should there not be a "Rip-Off" report for this "Rip-Off.com" itself??? There should be.
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I think the reason is...They are looking at S**t!

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

To the other crybaby who tries to lie about drivers looking at him like they stepped in "S**t"... I think it is only because they DID!!! I have been a driver for WSE for over 8 years now (not just days or weeks like the whiners) And NOT once have they done me anywhere NEAR what you whiners are trying to report! I have over $100.00.00 saved up from the last several years to prove it!

Your silly reports make good would be drivers not even want to get into the trucking industry. Ant to the drover that turned over his trailer... You could not even spell a simple word like "TRAILER" correct. Should there not be a "Rip-Off" report for this "Rip-Off.com" itself??? There should be.
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I think the reason is...They are looking at S**t!

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

To the other crybaby who tries to lie about drivers looking at him like they stepped in "S**t"... I think it is only because they DID!!! I have been a driver for WSE for over 8 years now (not just days or weeks like the whiners) And NOT once have they done me anywhere NEAR what you whiners are trying to report! I have over $100.00.00 saved up from the last several years to prove it!

Your silly reports make good would be drivers not even want to get into the trucking industry. Ant to the drover that turned over his trailer... You could not even spell a simple word like "TRAILER" correct. Should there not be a "Rip-Off" report for this "Rip-Off.com" itself??? There should be.
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I think the reason is...They are looking at S**t!

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

To the other crybaby who tries to lie about drivers looking at him like they stepped in "S**t"... I think it is only because they DID!!! I have been a driver for WSE for over 8 years now (not just days or weeks like the whiners) And NOT once have they done me anywhere NEAR what you whiners are trying to report! I have over $100.00.00 saved up from the last several years to prove it!

Your silly reports make good would be drivers not even want to get into the trucking industry. Ant to the drover that turned over his trailer... You could not even spell a simple word like "TRAILER" correct. Should there not be a "Rip-Off" report for this "Rip-Off.com" itself??? There should be.
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#13 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Familiar with this company, they are evil crooks

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

I worked for WSE (also known as Willis Shaw Express) six years ago, and they screwed me good.
I never got paid for several loads I did for them and this was 6 years ago. They still owe me money.

They have a reputation for abusing drivers.

I've spoken with many drivers over the years and it seems that every time I mention this company in conversation, the driver who I am speaking to makes an expression on his face like he just stepped in s**t.

I have been a truck driver for 16 years and WSE is just about the worst company I have worked for.

The truck driving industry is becoming a seriously corrupt enterprise. I would suggest that drivers unite through a union.
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Mistake:Becky Jones, But she's in bed with Jeff Smith Anyway

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

Becky Jones, my fleet manager, threatened to have me arrested after I faxed my resignation to Jeff Smith, when I refused to pick up a load even after I told her of I quit. she said " if you don't pick up this load I will report the truck stolen and have you arrested". The truck was empty, and I sent at least 5 Qual Com messages to Jeff Smith and Becky Jones asking them where they wanted me to bring the truck. Under duress and threat of arrest I picked up the load and brought it back to the terminal in Elm Springs as they ordered me to do. I sent a message to J> Smith requesting a release form for the truck. He refused, so when I arrived in Elm Springs I requested that the local police meet me there. When J. Smith saw the cop he gave me the release form when I asked him in front of the officer.

Also, while I was out with a trainer (W. Schneider) he did a hit and run (hit a parked truck and did not report it). He tried to blame this accident on me. I had to report it to Glenn Rose in the safety dept. Glenn Rose started cursing at me as soon as I walked into the safety dept. It seems that when a driver could get away with it, a hit and run is OK.

Employees and this company are all criminals.

Avoid this company at all costs!!!
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