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Working For Apollo
Posted by driveri on
TEMPE,AZ -- Apollo Transfer is basically a company that makes its money ripping off drivers. They hire class A drivers and most only last 2 to 3 weeks. The driver pays all expenses to move the truck including fuel and tolls. Most of the trucks are Ryder box trucks so the driver sleeps at night on the floor of a box truck. The first week you work they take out fees so that you make nothing. The second week maybe you make 150 to 250 dollars for seven days. The third week the same or you could drive and you owe them money after expenses. So you quit. The typical class A driver out there is making 900 to 1000 a week plus benefits. At Apollo Transfer Company LLC in three weeks you made maybe 300 dollars but normally a driver should be paid 2700 so they burned you for $2300 before you quit. They have some work that pays 65 cents a mile,but you pay all fuel, tolls etc out of that. And that's one way,you have to pay to get yourself back either in your pickup at 15 cents a mile or by greyhound. Most trips you deadhead as much or more than you drive.They also have tons of work at 26 cents a mile which they don't mention when they hire you.They only pay one way and you deadhead back at your expense.With this work you drive 20 hours a day and sleep 4 and clear maybe $3 an hour,just enough to buy lunch and dinner. Their paychecks are way off every week in their favor and try calling payroll,nobody ever answers the phone.Ever.
They get the work done by running ads nationwide for drivers and having them all quit within a few weeks.Many take one trip and quit.
They have 5 or 6 drivers that have been with them for years but they are all either guys with bad driving records or street alcoholics who don't mind sleeping on the floor of a box truck and working for $150 a week.
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Apollo Transfer screws people
Posted by Harry on
TEMPE AZ, ARKANSAS -- I worked for this company for a year and 10 months. $15,000 is the amount that they stole from me within a ten month period. I lost my house, my car and almost my family due to this company. I know they have done a lot of illegal crap. They have left drivers in the middle of no where. Held jobs over their heads, classified us as IC when we should have been employees. Pay settlements are all wrong.
I am trying to get other drivers to come forward. Come forward and tell your side of the story. What happened to you. DO you know that what they did to you is illegal, and not right? DO you want other people to go through the same crap you went through? Do you understand that we need to all come together now?
Apollo doesn't care. They never did. I have seen drivers come and go within three days. Once you start working for Apollo you never want to work for a drive away company again. Or when you got the contract they didn't do what they had in writing.
I tried to go to another trucking company. I wasn't able. Apollo made sure of that. I had no accidents on my jacket. NONE. When the company I applied to asked Apollo if I had incurred any accidents Apollo came back as YES. Told them them incidents like a blow tire, scrap on a truck fender, stupid stuff like that. The company came back and told me NO they couldn't hire me.
SO what I'm asking is the truck drivers that are past or present to contact me. write a rebuttal. tell your side of the story. what happen to you? Its time to stand up! STAND UP AND BE HEARD!!!!!!!!!