Report: #1081678

Complaint Review: Stela Express Inc.

  • Submitted: Wed, September 04, 2013
  • Updated: Wed, September 04, 2013
  • Reported By: jephro — Muskogee Oklahoma
  • Stela Express Inc.
    1255 Chicory Lane
    Naperville, Illinois

Stela Express Inc. Lou and Virginijus Inokaitis He will not pay you a dime. Naperville Illinois

*Author of original report: Stela Express is a Joke~


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 I went to work for Stela Express, Inc. in Aug. 2013. His name was not of American but of Iranian..I should have known better but needed a job. Having 22 yrs. experience as being a truck driver...I came across this company in craigslist gave a call and he hired me over the phone. Went to Chicago on a plane that he paid for. He picked me up and took me to a cheap motel in Naperville, Ill. Didnt give me any money after I told him I was broke..nothing to eat or drink. At the check out time the next morning at 11am he did not pick me up for 2 hours and had to stand outside in the heat.

He told me in the beginning he had 6 drivers..but come to find out he did not have any drivers. He took me to the truck and told me to drive I am in the middle of Gods country  and no choice but to  get on the truck and leave. He told  me he would pay me every Friday in which he did not..HE NEVER PAID ME. He told me he would pay me the next Friday.

After being on the road for 2 weeks...I was on my 34 hour restart. This was on that next Friday..I told him to pay me as I had rent and bills to pay and a family to feed. He told me to take the load I had on the truck to Houston, Tx. then he would pay me..I told him I was on my 34 hour restart and needed my pay and he insisted for me to go to Houston anyway. I asked him if he would pay my ticket if I got caught by DOT  and he said no. I told him I was not going to do that.

The next thing I knew the police was at my home and had wreckers where the truck was parked..I got my stuff out of it and as of yet today....he has not paid me..I drove 8000 miles for these people and never ever recieved pay for it. I had to get help from The Dept of Human Services and applied for food stamps...They called him to ask him if he payed me and he lied to them and said yes...he did pay that messed me up now and cant get any help with food. This man needs to be shut down and written off the face of the earth for how is treating people and drivers. He will  surely pay one day for what he has done.  PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM STELA EXPRESS INC...HE IS NOT A COMPANY HE IS A JOKE AND A WANNABE.

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#1 Author of original report

Stela Express is a Joke~

AUTHOR: jephro - ()

You have to make you and your company look really good dont you? I got an advance 3 times while driving for you.. I never recieved was 300.00 and yes I had to pay tolls to drive...and you never reimburssed me for you never paid me a check whatsoever. I drove over 4000 miles for you and I never got one check..not nothing... You are in the wrong business to treat people this way. You wanted me to travel another 500 miles to unload on the second Friday...while I was on my 34 hour break.  I told you I would if you paid for my DOT Ticket when they found out that I was on my told me you would not pay my ticket...and if you remember I told you I would not go against DOT regulations..I have been driving for 25 years and have never had a ticket while on my trucking jobs. You ask me to do something illegal and I would not do it. On that second Friday I was to receive my first pay check and you refused to pay me anything...even my toll money.. My wife even called you as we had rent to pay and utilities and you refused to pay me..Just to let you know because of you lying to me..I lost my kicked out and had to go to court and lost a few more things because of you not paying me a dime. You told a blare face lie to Dept of Human Services and told them you paid me as I went to try to get help with food for my family. You are a disgusting liar and one day in Gods eyes you will get paid back for what you did to me and my family. I have wrote it off as it put me in a bind but I learned my lesson and not work for a foreignor......Good Luck with your so called business. I hope and pray that you dont do any other driver like you did me and caused me and my family alot of anguish. I have never seen a company treat or lie on someone more than you do...I dont even know how you can lay your head down at night and sleep without demons hacking at you. There will come a day you will get yours when this world comes to its end. 

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company


AUTHOR: Stela Express, Inc - ()

This guy is a SCAM!!! Do not hire JEFFREY VERNON MONTGOMERY as a truck driver!

Dear Jeffrey, we sincerely hope that no other trucking company will have to deal with a driver like you, because you are dangerous to any trucking company and you should stay away from the roads!

We will take our time to respond to your false, incorrect message that you are sending to other people. First of all Stela Express, Inc is a small family owned company (owner - Lithuanian) operating 8 trucks, at the time you were hired there were 6. We did hire you over the phone and paid your travel and stay expenses to get the job. You were told you will get paid after 2 weeks working for us. It is our company's policy to hold 2 weeks deposit which you signed when you filled the application. But you were also told that you can get $200,- in advances a week, before you will get your first paycheck. You were hired on 08/01/2013. The first advance you received was on 08/01/2013 for $125,-. Your second advance on 08/04/2013 was for $150,- and the third was on 08/07/2013 for 100,-. In the first week working for us you received $375,-. And we did an exception for you and gave you more than $200,- a week, because you said you were broke and we did want to help you out. The second week you received $350,- in advances. The $200,- on the 08/11/2013 and $150,- on the 08/15/2013. And again we gave you more, because you were in great need telling your phone was broken and your family needed. So total working for 2 weeks $750,- in advances! We wonder why you never mentioned in your complaint article about having a "road trip"with your family with our company's truck! The dispatch heard a baby crying and Jeffrey had to tell he had his family with him in the truck! It gave us goose bumps! Our company's policy strictly prohibits unauthorized passengers in the truck, which Jeffrey signed. And there you had a baby! It's so outrageous and irresponsible! The first weekend Jefferey told the company his mother was having health issues with her heart. So he spent the whole first weekend in TN not driving, because we let him go to see his mother. The next thing we know he had the his wife and baby in the truck after that weekend! Besides his mother being sick, his phone broken, someone has broken into his apartment and stole everything... These were the stories coming from Jeffrey one after another. The second week driving the dispatch saw him going out of route (luckily we have GPS tracking devices installed in our trucks) and he called him to find out what was the reason for that. Who knows where he was going. Since he was caught he apologised and swore not to do that again and went back on track. But instead of delivering his last load to Houston, TX he went home to Muskogee, OK and parked the truck there refusing to deliver the load, first saying he had a high blood preassure, then refusing to deliver the load before he gets paid first! After all the stories and unexceptable behaviour we did not know what this guy was up to anymore. So we had to call the police to help to get our equipment back and deliver the load and be safe! It cost the company $500,- for towing the truck and the storage. Plus an extra plane ticket to fly another company's driver to deliver the load. On top of it there is claim on this load! And with all expenses you owe Stela Express, Inc money! By the way Jeffrey, Department of Human Services did contact us and we did tell then you got paid $725,- in advances. We do have all the records with your name, amounts and the date it was issued with Fleet One checks.

So before you try to put a black spot on somebody elses name you should take care of your own issues. You should look for a job in some different field other than trucking, because you are nothing but trouble and a nightmare for trucking companies! You got away easy, because your driver's license should be banned. You should not waste your energy trying to blame somebody else for your own immature unexceptable behaviour!

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