• Report: #147038
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Werner Enterprises Trucking

  • Submitted: Wed, June 22, 2005
  • Updated: Thu, July 10, 2008

  • Reported By:Organ New Mexico
Werner Enterprises Trucking
P.O.Box 45308, Omaha~Nebraska, 68145-9845 Omaha~Nebraska, Nebraska U.S.A.

Werner Enterprises Trucking ripoff, withholding of Reimburse of Pet-Deposit & Discrimination of Drivers Omaha~Nebraska Nebraska


*UPDATE Employee: Your pet deposit

*Consumer Suggestion: Advice for all former Drivers of the Weiney Wagons !!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Agreed

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Amazing - Contacting the Safety Department is a waste of both their's and your time.

*Consumer Suggestion: How come my truck only gets 3 miles to the gallon? Is there a leak in the fuel line somewhere? Huh, it makes you wonder!

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I do have my CDL-Driver's License Class "A" with "Hazmat-Endorsement" since Summer of 2000.

In November of 2004 I have started to work for "Werner-Enterprises" as a "OTR-Driver" Driving an 18-wheeler in 48 States (Continental US).

In March of 2005 I have quit volunterly "Werner Enterprises", because the weekly pay was between $ 100 (as lowest) and $ 800 (the highest ...with Christmas-Bonus), but the average pay was between $ 200 to $ 300 weekly driving 7 days a week, resulting in low Mileage dispatched!

another Issue was, that "Werner Enterprises" was never able to get me home in time!

On March-07-2005 I had enough, and I volunteerly quit, and I have turned in my Truck in the Phoenix/Arizona Terminal, and I have vacuum and detailed it!
The Shop-foreman have had inspected that Truck, and he stated in his report: "Turn in - inside clean" ...signed "BP".

"Werner Enterprises" had told us Drivers, that after the employment have ended, we will get our Pet-Deposit back after 3 Month!

I do now have requested, to get my Pet-Deposit being refunded, and have called "Werner-Enterprises" yesterday about 5...6 times, and got connected "Back and for" many many times, and every Department told me, they're not able to handle that, and therefore I do have to speak to ....." ?! ".....
with other words, they gave me the "Run around".
Finally, I have spoken to Mr. Alan Roberts, Supervisor of their Safety-Department, and he told me in his own words, that he don't want to put up with my Bullshit, he has 10500 Drivers to take care about!...>>> Yep, he really have used those words! <<<
It looks like, Werner-Enterprises feels like being bothered with me calling them to get my Money back, after I have returned a clean and detailed Truck to them!

There are also Payroll-stubs missing (Itemized Pay), and "Werner-Enterprises" is refusing to send them to me, and they stating as reason, that I'am not employed with them anymore!

I personal feel discriminated about that, because if I would still be employed with them, I would probaly got them send to me.

"Werner-Enterprises" done the same in regards of that DOT-Physical, and refused to send me a propper DOT-Physical , what the State of New Mexico in April of 2005 have had requested to get my CDL-Drivers-License being swapped over!... "Werner Enterprises" refused that for the same reason, that I'am not employed with them anymore!

I'am basicly entitled, to get my Pet-Deposit back.

Organ, New Mexico

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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds


AUTHOR: James - (U.S.A.)

I VERY SEROUSLY DOUBT that the head of the safty department told you that since every thing that you say to ANY WERNER EMPLOYEE (that has a office job) IS RECORDED
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#2 UPDATE Employee

Your pet deposit

AUTHOR: Kenneth - (U.S.A.)

Contact drivers services-patiently explain, they will probably direct you to payroll, again patiently explain. Find your paystubs and copy of your money order which you paid your deposit. The paystubs will show you paid the second half, which means you MUST have paid the first part. I hope you have a copy of your pet permit and a copy of the signed release from the shop. I had all this and recieved mine back without any problems. Good Luck.
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#3 Consumer Suggestion

Advice for all former Drivers of the Weiney Wagons !!

AUTHOR: Dave - (U.S.A.)

I'd highly suggest that all of you take the time to contact "OOIDA" in Grain Valley Missouri, and ask for the Business Services Department, and tell them your story and write to them,,, their kind like this web site only for Truckers, Owner Operators, and Drivers, they currently have several major Law Suits against several major trucking companies right this moment!!!!

Get informed, be informed, know your rights as a Trucker and how they apply to you !!!! Thank You !! Dave/K.C.

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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds


AUTHOR: Todd - (U.S.A.)

I began training for Werner in December 2002, and began driving as a professional driver in late March 2003. From that point on, miles were absent. I also missed Thanksgiving, because they did not have any loads to Orlando. Actually, they did, because I was loading at a warehouse in Mississippi, I was set to go to Alabama, and the other Werner was set to go to Brooksville FL (50 mins from Orlando). I only made $24k my first year, averaging 1500 miles over 80000 miles. Every single load I picked up was either split at a drop yard or swapped. Every time I picked up a "sweet load" (over 1500 miles), I was ordered to split/swap. In January 2004, I gave my 3 week notice, and was offered to be on "the list", which is for those who threaten to leave. My miles in that month went from 1500 miles/week to 2500 miles/week. In February, I wanted a vacation, DENIED. So, I asked for hometime (4 days). At that, I emptied the rig, handed the safety manager (Lakeland) the keys, and left. The interesting point is, at every terminal, they have posters that say "The grass isn't always greener on the other side". I am working for another company (reefer), making 33% more miles and over $200 more per week!
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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Amazing - Contacting the Safety Department is a waste of both their's and your time.

AUTHOR: Deborah - (U.S.A.)

The Safety Department has nothing to do with maintenance. You need to contact Werner's maintenance division, Gre-Gar. Gre-Gar handles the pet deposits, and is the only one who can authorize a refund. That information was in the employee handbook when I was employed there.

Employers are not obligated to provide copies of payroll stubs previously issued to now former employees. If you got a paycheck, you got a pay stub. Werner's highly automated payroll system issues the payroll stub before the paycheck. If a public agency requests copies, Werner will send it to them. Otherwise, you will get a W-2 by the end of January 2006 for calender year 2005.

By the way, how does the standard corporate practice of not sending out duplicates of pay stubs to EX employees discriminatory? Given that I am an actual victim of gender discrimination by Werner (denied promotions, intimidated, threatened, harrassed, forced to resign), I fail to see how being treated exactly like anyone else in a similar situation constitutes discrimination. Try being denied promotions and opportunities because of what's between your legs, or sexually harrassed, or having your children threatened because you chose to gut it out rather than be forced out. Then you can talk to me about discrimination! Just because you failed to keep track of your paperwork, failed to be productive, and keep taking your problems to the wrong people does not mean you are being discriminated against.
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#6 Consumer Suggestion

How come my truck only gets 3 miles to the gallon? Is there a leak in the fuel line somewhere? Huh, it makes you wonder!

AUTHOR: Paul - (U.S.A.)

I have the same story. Different companies. The main difference between us is that I sold my fuel to break even.

I knew going into the job that the companies would try to cheat me. Therefore, I always took precautions.

The idea is to sell enough fuel so that you can drop the truck off and walk away even. If they pay you, great! If not, you already got your deposit back up-front.

If you come here, you can read all the horror stories about the trucking industry and how it treats its drivers.

That's why I don't do the job anymore. There's no money in it. Plus, they treat you like crap.

In your case, you will end up having to chase them down to get your deposit back. You're in New Mexico. They're in Nebraska. What's the chances?

You could file a wage claim. Even if you don't prevail, it will cost them good time and money to handle the claim.

Remember this for the future. You always want to take out insurance BEFORE you end up in a position where someone owes you money.

It's so much easier to tell them Thanks, but I already have taken care of my pet deposit. Nice working with you fellows. Peace out, good buddy!

That's how you want to leave the company!
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