Driving for C R England / Extortion
My husband was laid off from a career of 37 years. He spent a few weeks looking for the best trucking company to drive for. C R England seemed the best, but now we will lose our home next month becuase their promises are bogus. We went an entire month without an income so he could go through their CDL class, ok, we accepted the sacrifice to have to start a whole new career, phase 1 training was supposed to only be 30 days, and only paid $61 a day regardless that he was actually driving for 11 hours and spending another 2 hours doing "training packets" and logs. 13 hours at minimum wage is $131.25 per day at those hours. So, not only was he making less than half minimum wage for phase 1 training, they forgot he was out there and he spent 7 weeks out there in phase 1 training before the training coordinator brought him in for phase 2 training. Phase 2 training was supposed to be 12 cents per mile, I've seen his pay stubs, their paying 11 cpm. He had to go a week with no pay because England failed to get him with a phase 2 trainer for that long. (other companies will pay "down-time" if it's not your fault for being down). When he originally signed on with England he said he wanted to be a company team driver, they said NO PROBLEM. Now, they've told him that he has to spend two months in phase 2 training because they don't have any company trucks availible, BUT... if he becomes a lease operator he can be out on the road making $1, 500 - $2, 200 take home, a week, right now. His take home in phase 2 training, the highest check was $74. Yup, he and his trainer had that semi moving 24 hours for 6 of the 7 days in that pay period, and all my husband got on his paycheck was $74. He has been with them for 4 months now, our home will go into foreclosure next month, our electricity will be shut off next week, our 17 year old daughter is now packing onions instead of going to school (and making $850 a month take home pay), and we recently had a death in the family, my husbands truck was 43 miles away from the funeral and between loads, when his trainer asked if he could attend the funeral, they threatened to replace him. Part of the reason his checks don't usually go above $60, because they're taking $70 out of each check for the CDL school to start this whole scam. My husband has been home 6 days total in 4 months, and brings home $240 a month pay, and wasn't even allowed 3 hours to bury his baby sister. Even if he tried to cut his losses and run, they'd still come back on him for the $2, 500 CDL class fees. (personally, for being paid less than half minimum wage, yet still doing the exact same work as all the other truckers for the company, they should consider themselves PAID for the CDL class!) So, PLEASE, people, the times are really hard right now, run away from this company as fast as you can before they find a way to stick it to you as well.