MASSACHUSETTS -- Heres a story for you.. Bobs Discount Furniture hires third party company's to deliver its furniture. I formerly worked for the eastern mass logistics of this company LMS logistics. I just spent over an hour trying to find any trace of this company. No luck .
These company's have thinly worded contracts that basically are illegal (i am not sure due to the fact i never engaged in this contract) making the driver of the truck a independent contractor. Out of his check comes truck rental fees, pay for helpers, and insurance. About a month ago the owner of this company started charging an additional 200 dollar a week "fee" to offset the cost of covering this years down payment on the insurance covering these trucks. I thought this sounded very fishy and mentioned it to anyone i knew who had run trucks and they confirmed it sounded like a scam. I had since stopped working for this company due to injuries and difficulty having days that were less than 16 hours long. But my step-father Dave continued to drive trucks for them.
Two weeks ago the parent trucking company for bobs delivery's in eastern mass shut its doors with no notice to its drivers and workers. No contact has been made with the owner of the company and the phone number in Connecticut has been shut off. This company hasn't paid a penny of the 3 weeks of contract work they owe their drivers either. That is 14 drivers all owed at a minimum 2000 a week. Almost 100 grand. The extra 200 a week that was skimmed off the top of the checks for insurance went to directly lining the pockets of the owner.
These are drivers with families and labor who depend on them. It is no easy task missing 1 pay check but try 3 for a sizable chunk of money. I am going to blog this story and update as it unfolds.
Please Repost this to get the word out about Bobs Discount shady business.