Fighting back against a crooked Trucking Company
(Caldwell Idaho U.S.A)
I am a trucker's wife and I am very frustrated with an Idaho Trucking Company that my husband used to work for.
He was getting $100.00 a week paychecks.Their payroll was 3 weeks behind. Their trucks were always breaking down and he had to work with faulty equipment.
He had to clean several trucks before he could drive them. Some of the truck drivers left their jugs of pee in hot closed up trucks that were broken down.
The mattress looked like it had been peed on. The company exposed my husband to a bio-hazard situation by having him transport a driver seat that was in a wreck from Tennesee to Denver.
The driver in that seat cut his leg open. It was wrapped in plastic but as soon as he pulled into the yard he was taken away to the hospital for a Hep-C test & shot. His truck was plastered with bio-hazard stickers and parked. My husband's dispatcher told him to rip those stickers off and get moving. There was no regard whatsoever for his safety.
He finally quit the company last august but in Feb. of this year he recieved a letter from the owner of the company saying that it was discovered in their books that there was $2,000.00 worth of damage done to the truck he was driving and they wanted it paid. There was no itemized list or repair bills or anything. It just said you owe this money.
Today my husband got a call from the collection agency about that bill. Still, no explanation as to what this is all about. What do we do?
We were told that this company has at least 29 complaints with the Labor board. I can see this going to court because we do not owe this money. What can we do? Their driver turnover is outrageous.
We have sent letters to the Attorney General, the Better Busisness Bureau and the labor board.
Thanks for any help.