I was hired by CREngland as a Lease Operator in Jan.of 2001,I had to cease driving for them as of 5/3/2001,long before my lease matured.It became clear that I was not ever going to make money on that contract as written. The contract was given to the lease applicants the nite before the contract was to be signed.I took it to my room and began to read,unfortuneately,due to fatigue,it didnt register that nite that all payments+monies to be paid out each week were based on an avg of 3000 miles per week.no problem.
However when it was time to sign,they handed out a supplimental or "complete contract".As we were at that time being rushed that so the ladies that "wittnessed"our signitures could go home,as it was early evening already.What the contract didnot say is that no matter what the miles the fees DID NOT CAP! the more miles the more the truck would take.so while I was out on the road hauling Englands frieght around the country for no cost to them I was becoming insolvent!!In my time I was with England as a lease op.I grossed more than $30000.00,however my net pay was only $2200. for those 4 months.
My final month on the road for them I had my wife call the OOIDA,they refered me to an atturney in the Buffalo,NY area that was involvedwith simmalarcasses in the industry.My wife and he met at an area courthouse where he read the contract,and advised us that the way the contract that England was having their lease operaters sighn could never make a wage on ,in fact my projected pay for the entire yaer was less than $10,000. Subsiquentlywe lost our home, her car,and my living.I am a safe ,courteous and effcientdriver with an excellant record for on time pikup+delivery.
It is going on ten months since I sat behind the wheel,and I cant help but wonder what the great England machine has reported to the people of DAC,especially after i had to run the truck to my home in western NY from where I MTd out down by Harresburg,PA,I had the right of 1rst refusal of the load which I didnot even have.And with the Knowlege and appovall of the dispatch office I drve home to NY claned the truck out and ceased operations W/CREngland.I wish I could have this last year over I guess thru desperation with the company that i was working for ceasing operations,CREngland looked too good to be true AND they were NO im broke,with no place to turn
Salt Lake City, Utah