ED Magedson – Founder
cr england4700 west 2100 , salt lake city , Utah USA
cr england i was impressed with cr england until i was placed on truck salt lake city Utah
I completed truck driving program with Cr England on Oct, 9, 2013. I was assigned to a trainer for 30 days of over the road training on the 16th of Oct. 2013. Mr. Wilbert Turner truck number 97095 for Cr England. The trainer picked me up at motel on the 16th on Oct. 2013. I went on the road driving with Wilbert turner and was immediately assigned to drive 400 miles to wal mart distribution center in Shelbyville TN on very first’s day all by myself. I felt uncomfortable being put in that situation on very first’s day in training.
I really liked driving truck but after the first’s day it all went downhill and nothing I could do would please the trainer turner. This lead up to the verbal abuse on Oct. 31, 2013 at approximately 12:30 A.M. I pulled in a truck stop for a 30 min break. I was informed by turner to make sure I put myself off duty for 30 min break. This is a computerized D.O.T log book for truck drivers that keep up with your time driving, sleeping breaks etc. off duty. I touched change on Qual Comm to ensure that I went off duty for the 30 minutes break.
I took my break and turner was in sleeper sleeping and he got up and stated lets go after break was over. I proceeded to move vehicle and suddenly got a message over Qual Comm that I had a log violation. I had pushed on screen to take a break the system had not done and gave me a violation. Turner at this time started hitting on dash with his fists and using profanity at me. He called me a sorry mother f***er and keep on ranting and raving because of the log violation. The log violation was on me not him so I could not understand why he was cussing me so much. Turner informed me that I needed to pull over and wait another 30 minutes before we could move vehicle.
During this time turner was using profanity nonstop.
I decided that the best’s policy is not to engage him and try to calm the situation down. I waited the 30 minutes to continue with driving and he calmed down. The truck fuel tank was on empty and I asked him if we could some fuel in tank and he said no. I started to drive and this was in Colorado in the mountains cold with wind blowing. I waited a while but decided to ask turner if we could put some fuel in truck as the truck was on empty and I had already driving about 60 miles on empty. I finally was given permission to stop and put 30 gallons of fuel in truck tanks.
Turner again stated to me to make sure that I put myself on duty fueling. I proceeded to change in qual comm log system and to on duty fueling and I noticed that the the log would not change from on duty driving to on duty stopped for fueling. I tried several times to no avail and finally hesitantly ask turner who was sleep in sleeper what to do. I was not expecting the reaction I received from turner. He came out of sleeper and was calling me a Mother f***er this and Mother f***er that and I was stunned and suddenly he grabbed the qual comm and pulled out of holder and threw it on floor.
I was in driver’s seat and then he drawed his fists back and I saw he was about to punch me with his fists. I put up my arms to prevent and he swung his fists two times and grazed me and hit seat two times. Turner went back in sleeper and stated do not f*** with me anymore. was so scared and he was so mad that I decided that if I get to salt Lake Utah that I would notify the driver manager Mr. tony Pittard of the incident. When my shift was over and turner took over driving I went in sleeper and pulled curtain. I did not move are sleep
I was very concerned here I was in the middle of nowhere in the Colorado mountains and I felt like my life was in danger. The only option I had was to get to salt Lake Utah and get off this truck. We arrived in salt lake about 9:00 am on the 31 of Oct, 2013.
I had known the day before that we had to go to main terminal for Cr England to pick up am trailer bound for wal mart in Nebraska. I decided then and there that I need to get off at main terminal and notify Mr. Pittard of the incident and I felt like my life was in danger. I arrived at cr England and opened door and informed turner that I was getting off and what he did last night was wrong and he informed me that I could not get off truck this was about 9;30 am on the 31 of Oct., 2013.
I proceeded in cr England’s terminal and called Pittard and I informed him my driver ID per his requests and truck number. I informed him of the incident what had occurred and Pittard would not address the incident. Pittard would only talk about the wal mart load getting hauled to destination on time. I again stressed the situation to him and that I would not get back on the truck with Mr. Turner. Pittard keep saying well we need to put aside our differences and I informed him that there was no differences that turner physical and verbally abused me.
I informed Pittard that I would not get back on truck with turner due to abuse and I was scared for my life. Pittard said about 5 times that I need to get back on truck and get the freight load to Nebraska on time. I asked him what he was going to do about turner verbally and physical abuse. Pittard again did not want to talk about the situation but only get the load on time to wal mart. Pittard was not concerned about the abuse but again he stated that he needed to get freight on time to wal mart in Nebraska. Pittard never
Ask me for a written statement but only he needed to get off phone to find someone to haul freight. I ask pittard if Cr England was going to get me a bus ticket to get home to Texas and he said NO. I tried to call Pittard back after hr. to talk to him again about the situation and what he was going to do but he would not answer phone in office and I tried several time. I called my daughter in Texas and she purchased me an airline ticket to get home at 2:00 pm. I was leaving the terminal and Turner yelled at me that I would never work for Cr England again. Mr. Pittard has not called me on phone to this date about the incident.
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