Having known the owner of Double L Trucking for a number of years and believing him to be an honest man, and having been aware of a previously filed RipOff Report, I went to work for him anyway. I had trouble keeping fuel in the truck and actually spent $50.00 for fuel for which I do not and did not expect to be reimbursed for since I got it from unknown individuals that were kind enough to go get it for me when the truck was running out or had ran out. This is the only place I have ever worked in more than twenty years trucking where I had a problem keeping fuel in the truck.
The first week I worked went fairly well. The second week was a disaster. Loading in Hammond, IN, going to Friendsville, TN, I arrived in Friendsville (Maryville) early Monday morning and unloaded. Then after a few hours delay, I was sent to Calhoun, GA, for a load which I got loaded around 3:00 p.m. He expected me to be in Morgantown, W. VA, early the following day. C. H. Robertson from whom he brokered the load expected me to be in Morgantown around 3:00 at about the time I arrived. From there, he expected me to be in Alliance, OH, before midnight and load a load and be in Somerset, KY, early Wednesday morning.
I arrived in Somerset at around 6:30 p.m. and got unloaded at around 10:30 p.m. Between early Monday morning and Wednesday evening when I got unloaded in Somerset, I have been up and dealing with running out of fuel and dragging 44,000 lbs. high profile load up the PA Pike, and routed via a lot of small towns and rural roads, 60 hours with one hour's sleep.
When I got to Somerset, I came home and didn't try to work Thursday. Friday I went to the office expecting a paycheck for my first week. He told me that the checks wouldn't be ready until around 5:00 p.m. but he would call me "after awhile." No phone call came and I don't when to expect to be paid--if ever. For the two weeks, I owed approximately $1,155.00.