Valley Mills, Texas
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I started working for Tango Transport in April of 2007. They really treated me great. I ran alot of miles and everybody was so nice. I got home on weekends and sometimes I was able to stop thru the house to take my 10 hour break during the week. I felt like Tango was home for me.

In October of 2007, I ran a red light in Hillsboro, Texas. It was my mistake. I faxed Tango a copy of the citation the next business day. They called me to offer to pay the ticket and take that money out of my paycheck. I told them that I have taken care of it. And that was it.

In Feburary of 2008, I had a job offer from a local company. Even though I was being paid well and had great hometime, the local company offered me daily home time and plenty of hours. So I got with Tango and put in my notice. They told me they hated to see me leave and that I was a great driver. They also told me that if this local job does not work out, I am free to come back to Tango.

After a month of the local company, I saw that the hours that they said I was going to get was not there. I was unhappy at this job. So I called Tango back up to see if I could drive for them again. The recruiter asked me if I had anymore tickets since the last ticket I had in Hillsboro, Texas. I said no. He then had to ask a higher authority if I was eligible for rehire. And I was. So off back to Shreveport I went.

When I got to Shreveport and started orientation, they gave us an application we all had to fill out. With that application was a copy of my MVR report. I saw that the MVR had not listed the ticket in Hillsboro. I asked about that and the instructor told me that sometimes it takes 6 months or so for that to show up on the MVR. I told him that I got that ticket when I was employed with Tango the first time. He said to write that ticket down on the application in which I did.

Two months later I had an accident in Fort Worth, Texas. I hit a car in my blind spot as I was changing lanes going about 4 or 5 miles per hour. I called that in like I was supposed to and was told not to worry about a thing.

About 2 weeks later, I was brought in for flatbed training. They had a new dedicated lane that I was approved for that would get me home on weekends and thru the week. I had made arrangements to move closer to Shreveport to do this dedicated account. When I was brought in for training in Sibley, LA, I went to the terminal manager to ask him where I needed to go. He asked me if I am Isaac Stephens. I said yes sir. He said have a seat. He told me that they have been trying to get me in the terminal for a week. They said that I was going to go through some training just to get me to the terminal.

When he told me to sit down, he told me that I was being terminated for falsification of the application. He said that I did not tell them about the ticket I recieved in Hillsboro in 2007. I told him that that was untrue. I gave them a copy of the citation and the recruiter asked me about it during our phone interview. He shrugged his shoulders, and said that it was not his call.

I was sent home on the spot. In the weeks that followed, I called Tango about getting a copy of my application that I filled out for them in March of 2008, but they have failed to do so.

I know that they knew about that ticket, but they lied to me saying they didn't know about it. I trusted Tango Transport to help me provide for my family. I liked how they treated the drivers with respect, but maybe I was completly wrong about them the whole time.

Since then, I have not been able to find a respectful job. My wife and kids have faith in me, but I don't know how they can because of how I used to provide for them well and now we are struggling to make ends meet. I am sure that Tango Transport alone has ruined my career.

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Anonymous
#979179

I've seen people let go for bumping a truck/trailer (under $500 damages) in a truck stop and for even getting 1 moving violation.... sounds like they were being picky and someone made a mistake bringing you back and that was a way to fix it... keep looking you will find a home..

Anonymous
#901080

Sounds like the lane change accident is A Big part of it Driver , Sorry about the unfortunate event , Being terminated doesnt keep you from getting another driving Job but a MVHR is

Anonymous
#491988

Sounds like "Stevens Transport".

Anonymous
#342864

This Jason guy is a heartless mother isn't he and a ***, graveyard full of them

WhiteWolfTG
#339544

Jason, you sound like a very unforgiving Dispatcher...You are wrong Jason and the words you us tells everyone what you are made of....Seems you do like the money suits...Hmmmm

Anonymous
#306052

You're an ***!

Anonymous
#287762

Driver you had control if you ran that light.You could have KILLED someone.

It is your own FAULT for doing so. You terminated yourself, NOT the company. They used the additional training to get you in to the terminal so you don't go AWOL. By the way your wife will probably end up leaving you anyways.

You can't provide good for her. You can't be a man and hold on to a job.

I hope you lost your CDL for hitting that person.I would have SUED you and the company if I got hit by a BIG TRUCK.

Anonymous
to Jason #841435

Jason needs his a@- kicked for real, what a douch bag!!!

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