Elton Shaw — Illegal DOT Violations of operation
Mr Shaw operates 5-6 trucks and leases them on with a company names Rudolph Freight out of Murray, KY.? PO Box 69, 2021 Rob Mason Rd, Murray, KY 42071, [protected].
Mr. Shaw hires independant driver to drive his trucks that are lease to Rudolph Frieght. I was a driver for a few months for Mr. Shaw and this is what cortelled during employment. MC# 716393/ USDOT#2043048.
Rate agrement is faxed between owner and leasee. Driver calls leasee for trip and load information. Rudolph dispatches trip miles from point A to Point B as the crow flys on the computer. Most trips had mileage from 550mls to 625mls for next day delivery according to computer. The routing that I had to run with no direct route to get to destination exceeded 75-100mls extra for the trip. Cannot be leagaly loged. Mr Shaws other driver have been know to just log the computer dispatched miles and not the actual miles ran for each trip.
Mr. Shaws accountant would figure the actual miles run on each trip by the driver filling out a trip sheet with the start odomiter reading, each state line, and finished odomiter reading. The accountant then begin to charge the driver for out of route miles run and take it out of my check. I was never told at the start of employment this would take place.
I was placed in an old ryder truck that had been purchased by Mr. Shaw. The truck had low oil preasure and used alot of oil. If I picked up a heavy load(40, 000) and up, the truck would not pull a hill, let alone a step grade or mountian. The truck would drop speeds to unsafe operation of 40-45miles per hour on a small hill and would craw up a step grade at 25-35mph. All other trucks do drop speeds on upgrades, but not like the unsafe speeds of operation like this truck, due to an old motor with low compression. I no longer work for Mr. Shaw and have informed him several time about the truck and I have had over $1100 of lose wages from out of route miles and been charged for advances that I ever Had. I still believe he is operating this truck on the road and Rudolph frieght is still releaseing loads that mileage is far more than the actual trip.
Inlaw truck, Internation/ #inl4, Green, Catapiller motor.
I wil submit this to DOT also and believe a DOT Audit shoold be submitted also somehow.
Keith M. Abell
111 East 23rd street
Benton, KY 42025