Report: #1001955

Complaint Review: Alcan Specialized Transport

  • Submitted: Wed, January 23, 2013
  • Updated: Wed, January 30, 2013
  • Reported By: Tired of Scammers — Battlefield Missouri USA
  • Alcan Specialized Transport
    9528 Miramar Rd 49
    San Diego, California
    United States of America

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Shipper, Brokers, Customers BEWARE!!!  This 1 truck operator is a Scammer. Will Book Shipments ie: Loads and give you a price, then once shipment is loaded will HOLD Load Hostage untill you agree to his demands. Will increase price drastically to make a QUICK BUCK!! Called on a load we were accepting Freight Bids on, Gave a price, everybody was in agreement, signed Rate Confirmation, once shipment was Loaded, presenteda Bill for EXTRAS, permits, etc etc. Knowing Full well in advance before shipment was ever Loaded on his truck what all Costs were. A typical BAIT N Switch Tactic. Demanded more Money, threatened to hold load Hostage untill his demands were met. He will quote you a Fair price to get Load then Demand More Money.  Word of Advice!!!  Use at your own Risk!!!!!!

Carrier name :  Alcan Specialized Transport
Owner name :  Mark Dovel Jr.
Contact # 858-583-1852

MC # 545812

His accounting Lady named Judy is in on this scam.

Would Be very Interested in how many other people this guy has scammed

This Guy & his 1 truck Operation reminds me of a Used Car salesman,  Old bait N Switch.
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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Broker Fraud Houston Texas

AUTHOR: Alcan - (United States of America)

I see you are avoiding the police and all my questions I have had 2 other transport companies other than this one , not that it's any of your business ! I have alerted the Houston Police that you are on here and pray and hope that they finally catch you and put you in Jail once and for a all. And bring justice and relief to the other drivers you scammed. You better know the police are finally coming for you, you will finally have to face me and the other drivers you bankrupted in your scam!
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#2 UPDATE Employee

12 yrs in Business

AUTHOR: Cross Roads - (USA)

You state 12 yrs in Business since you got out of the Army in 2001?
Yet your Authority shows  01/09/2006    The dates dont jive!!!

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and thats directly from the fmcsa website, unless they lie too? 
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#3 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Broker Fraud

AUTHOR: Alcan - (United States of America)

  Ladies and Gentleman, if there was ever a bigger fraud it would be this broker. We have been in business 12 years since I came out the US Army 2001. There is only two people I have ever shipped for out of Texas and one is my best friend and client. Other, was the most disgusting broker I have ever met! We found out this broker was running a  "hit and run" scam . (Hire as many owner ops to do as many loads as possible in a month or two month period , for a 30 day payouts to the drivers and after 2 to 3 months the broker shuts down the company and turns off all the phones,  runs off with the truckers money and leaves all the drivers and companies  high and dry, most owner ops declared BK's because of this scam).  We did a background check on this broker and found out he was rated an "F" rating and two drivers had claims against this brokers bond for "Non-payment" I just wish we could have caught him sooner instead of halfway up to Canada. Thats when we know we were victims of  "Broker Fraud" and called the Houston Police on this individual. When they got to his house the police asked him about the situation he claimed he was the victim of identity theft. The police also told me, he has record of writing bad checks and was being investigated of committing identity theft himself. So we had to go against the BOND to pay the bills and thats when he started the whole sweet talking, telling me those other truck drivers don't know what they are talking about or thats just something old on his record , pretty lame excuses!!!!! and we did not get paid for a full year! Also did not get paid $25,000. Not even close!
 I usually never get to upset, but the load we picked up (which was Charity) from Texas to Fort Rich in Alaska was our soldiers coming back from Iraq , welcome home packages and letters, cookies and a big sunflower  saying, "I love you daddy, Welcome Home" with all the solders kids photos on it, for our soldiers and there families.

How much of a low life, scum bag, do you have to be to scam a trucking company who is bringing kind hearted gifts to soldiers and there families. 

We told the charity and the US Army what had happened and said they could not get a hold of the broker either and phones were turned off . The shipper and I , filed a police report but this individuals were gone except the occasional email that i get from this guy because I went against his bond. I guess he is upset that he lost $10,000 out of the scam!
. IF we could find this guy instead of him bad mouthing me here on the rip off credit report and the nasty emails we get. We would make his life a living hell and sue him until he had nothing left and would inform the US Military and Charities to also to black book him so he could never broker another military or charity load again!!!

  You can give us your real name and phone number and stop being a POS and tell us where you are so my boys can come over and have a talk with you!

  IF not , this all i have to say to you there is a special place in "H**L" reserved for people like you who commit fraud and Bankrupt drivers and commit fraud against charities and our solders.  

  I will actually right now put up a $5000 reward in cash if someone finds this broker fraud scum bag and alerts the FBI or Texas Police and puts him in Jail!
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#4 Consumer Comment

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AUTHOR: Cross Roads - (United States of America)

We also had a similar Incident with Alcan Specialised in the past. We hired them aka Mark Dovel to move a load for us from Texas- Alaska. He gave us a Rate which he quoted us. Then once Load was enrute he pulled the same scenario, came back with an outrageous Rate on His contract. Because the load was already on way to delivery we had no choice but to agree to his terms. to the Tune of $25,000 I never posted a report here, but i realize now i should have as i can see others are getting taken by this scammer. I feel for all parties or individuals who have suffered @ the hands of this individual.  I am surprised he is still in business.  Just my 2 cents worth.

Brokers, Companies Beware.
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#5 REBUTTAL Owner of company


AUTHOR: Alcan - (United States of America)

I am the owner of Alcan Specialized Transport , we deal mostly all over the 48's and Canada in "Specialty" equipment or speciality items that customers need moved. The owner of the product on this load we moved was for Brian Evans owner of "Promotion with Motion" 1-401-474-8158. Brian understands and sympathizes with us about this problem with the broker. Brian, had hired a "freight broker" Edward Scherrer 1-219-863-8449 with Ravens Logistics to hire us to move his speciality billboard and billboard truck. I personally warned Edward Scherrer and wrote in the contract that there would be additional cost for permits because of the height of the billboard. And when Brian Evans showed up in Las Vegas to make sure his billboard was ok for shipping, I also had informed him of the permits because the load was "oversize". We had started to send Edward Scherrer the permits and cost along the way as promised in the contract. Soon as we got to Missouri thats when Edward started to play stupid with us stating he didn't remember anything about reimbursing us for the permits even though it was right in front of his face on the contract. Edward did not honor our agreement so I had to take a loss.I would never hold a load hostage because that is unfair to the customer. The customer should not be punished because on one scum bag broker. The load was delivered fine and the customer was very happy :)  
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