• Report: #749419
Complaint Review:

The Transportation Firm

  • Submitted: Tue, July 05, 2011
  • Updated: Fri, June 29, 2012

  • Reported By: Ryan — Atkinson North Carolina United States of America
The Transportation Firm
384 E Goodman Rd Ste 254 southaven, Mississippi United States of America

The Transportation Firm Donald McKnatt Drivers Beware! Con-Artist Alert! Scammer! Rude! southaven, Mississippi

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I was first contacted by a nice man from this company named Ron. A very nice man indeed to whom I feel is completely unaware of the type of company he is representing. I have had no problems with this gentleman. However, Dennis Ising, the dispatcher I had the unpleasant honor of having to work with was very sarcastic, vague and in my opinion has no business dispatching due to his lack of understanding the industry. I
was told many advantages to pulling for them but none have proved to be true. 4% of total miles each week are dead head....WRONG! Try 26%. Quick pay, recieve payment with 48 hours of them receiving paperwork orginals....WRONG! Been almost two weeks and I still have not been paid.

So I tried to make contact, well nobody will respond so I send Dennis a text (their cheap way of communicating) asking "whats going on with money? How long does it usually take to get paid?". As you can expect I got no response. In the next two messages I sent " I am heading to southaven now, I guess since I cannot get any response from anyone I guess its best I come by in person. My attorney has informed me you guys have a judgement already from a person in Floridaand I should waste no
time trying to collect. but rather try to contact you before meeting with attorney.  Any news would be appreciated." Boy did I get a response!

Donald McKnatt called in a furious rage, cussing me out and said I could come down I try to take it out of him i would get paid like everyone else, he went onto explain how he would deal with me. I have been called everything from a (((REDACTED FOUL LANGUAGE))). I tried to get a word in and explain to him that I am just trying to see when i am gonna get paid, all he said was "like everyone else"! From what i  have been reading it doesnt look like I am going to be getting paid. I cannot understand why someone has to be so rude when all I am asking is when am I going to get paid? I returned their equipment in much better  shape than I found it.

When I went to get a trailer, they gave me a list of trailers to chose from. I chose the best and it had two bald tires one of which had already gone flat from the tread being gone. Half the lights did not work, brakes on front axle were almost down to the rivets and drums were cracked horribly. They did fix all of this by the way, but I had to
spend the day waiting for it to be fixed at my expense.

I have never deadheaded so many miles in one week in my life. I averaged about 138 miles dead head for each load, many of the loads were no more than 400 miles. The longest run paid 1.37 per mile, when I questioned the rate they became mad and angry that I would do such a thing.

Well thats all I have to say about this. If you decide to pull for them I hope you will consider what I have gone through, I know of another trucker dealing with the same thing right now with them, so its not just me being particular about money. I hope you, Donald McKnatt, will respond with the same type of language you used when you called me so the world can see what a poor excuse for a human being you really are.

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