I started working as an otr driver for Celadon Trucking the first week in May, 2008. During orientation, I signed up for a pre-paid legal service (Open Road). I was told that I was accepted on their plan.
I followed up with two phone calls during the month of May, one the first week and one the third week in May. Each time I called Open Road they told me that I was a member.
On June 12, 2008 I got a ticket in the amount of $32.00 (thirty-two dollars) for being slightly overweight on my tandems. I called Open Road immediately.
I was told by Jorge (pronounced WhoreHay) that I had called Open Road on May 16th and at that time I was told by them that my company Celadon, had not paid any money towards the legal plan. I was not covered.
This is a complete and total lie. When I called Open Road in mid-May, I was told that I was a member.
Kathy Clair in the Celadon TruckersB2B/Benefits department was supposed to submit my driver legal plan application to payroll. She did not.
What went on here? That is exactly what I am trying to find out.
Any attorneys have any ideas?
I would advise anyone looking for a pre-paid legal service to look elsewhere for one. These people are a bunch of stinking crooks.
I thank God that the Maryland State Trooper who gave me the ticket decided to make it a small amount for a minor infraction.
Do not trust the scumbags at Open Road Drivers Plan. You will end up screwed!!!!
P.S. This is the second time that this has happened to me. The last company that I worked for (Trans Carriers)used "Pre-Paid Legal" . I was told numerous times by Patricia Walton in the Payroll Dept. that I was on Pre Paids' legal plan. I was not. I found this out almost 3 months into my employment with this company.