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Starter Guide [Credit to Jacob Davis]

2023.02.02 00:30 Mowreader Starter Guide [Credit to Jacob Davis]

Q: How do I get started and what will I need ?
This guide will help you get on your feet and start rolling with your cargo van! 📷
📷📷 You can enter this industry with no over head of operational costs and also get the experience you need to learn this industry and become a successful owner operator in the future. Becoming a company driver is a smart option to first inquire especially if you want to see what it’s like on the road before investing thousands of dollars on the road.
There are multiple companies hiring company drivers where you can apply. Company drivers of a cargo van can expect to make $500-$1,500 weekly as a company driver.
https://www.expeditersonline.com/expedite-trucking-jobs/
https://www.indeed.com/q-Cargo-Van-Company-Driver-l...
https://www.ziprecruiter.com/.../Company.../-in-Chicago,IL
📷📷 If you don’t want to follow step 1 and jump into step 2 , you’re going to need a 📷, Vans are not cheap, especially right now. What you will need is good credit, a good co-signer, a hefty down payment or buy in full. (Do not lease! Or rent!)
You’re going to need a cargo van, make sure it’s non dually , meaning you don’t want 4 wheels in the back. Having a dually van can limit you from getting full size pallets. The best van that I can recommend in the market is the ford Transit 250 or Ford transit 350, remember the more longer and higher the van is the more you can fit, now a tall van is not really necessary , as it can on occasion get you high loads, and high loads only happen %5 of the time out of 100 loads on average…but the comfortability it offers is amazing, being able to stand up in your own van is awesome.
📷📷 Once you got a cargo van you’re going to need proper insurance, most brokers/carrier fleet owners require this policy.
1,000,000 auto liability 100k cargo Unlimited radius $1,000 deductible Non-trucking (will get into this discuss later in a separate thread, but you don’t need trucking unless your state requires it, you don’t need this option if you don’t have authority and plan to work under someone else’s MC)
Get a quote from progressive, this type of policy can range anywhere from $400 - $2,000 a month depending on your age, state and previous driving record .
📷📷 You’re going to want to find a carrier who has authority to let you run under. This my friends is one of the hardest parts, as there are many scammers out there, search “owner operator cargo vans” in the previous options I listed in step 1 to have more of a reliable source. Many will search years to find a good company, this is why many don’t tell you there companies name as this industry is cut throat, they wouldn’t want $$$ to come off there plate.
Make sure companies have a clean MC record which you can check on https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/CompanySnapshot.aspx , if the company has a website or reviews even better! Literally this part is all up you, there is no hand outs on this part, so be ready to do your home work.
You can also join Mega Carriers if you want to start rolling asap like V3 Panther Load One Bolt Express XPO
You can also download self bidding apps , as I made a post of all the apps you can use in the featured section of this group.
📷 Lastly, you’re going to need a E-Track system installed in your van or D-Rings hooked into your van walls, you’re going to need about 6-8 straps to secure your freight down, you’re going to need essentials like a bed, water, food. Going to need a carbon monoxide detector, 0 degree sleeping bag , or a gas heating system. Will need a smart phone that has GPS and atleast $1,000 worth of cash to supply you for food and gas to last the week. Most companies only pay once a week.
I will also provide a list soon with reputable carrier companies that you can call and see if they will hire you, working on that.
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2023.01.07 00:15 slipstreamtransport What is a DOT Number: How to use the DOT to lookup complaints

A USDOT number is a unique identification number assigned to a company by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for the purpose of tracking and regulating the safety of commercial vehicles operating in the United States. It is a critical component of the FMCSA's safety compliance and oversight program, and is required for any company that operates commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,001 pounds or more, or transports hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placarding.
So, what exactly is a USDOT number and how can you look up a company by their USDOT number? Here's what you need to know:
What is a USDOT number?
A USDOT number is a unique combination of letters and numbers assigned to a company by the FMCSA. It is used to identify the company and its vehicles in the FMCSA's safety database. The number is typically displayed on the front and rear of the commercial vehicles operated by the company, and is also included on the company's operating authority documents, insurance certificates, and other paperwork related to the operation of the vehicles.
How do I get a USDOT number?
To obtain a USDOT number, a company must first register with the FMCSA by completing the appropriate application forms and providing the required documentation. This includes proof of insurance, a Motor Carrier Identification Report (Form MCS-150), and any other documentation required by the FMCSA.
The process for obtaining a USDOT number can vary depending on the type of business and the nature of the operation, so it's important to carefully review the FMCSA's requirements and follow the instructions provided. In general, the process involves completing and submitting the necessary forms and documentation online or by mail, and paying the required fees.
Once the FMCSA has reviewed and approved the application, the company will be assigned a USDOT number and granted operating authority to operate commercial vehicles in interstate commerce.
How do I look up a company by their USDOT number?
There are several ways to look up a company by their USDOT number and verify the information associated with it. One of the easiest ways is to use the FMCSA's Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER) system, which allows you to search for a company by USDOT number or company name.
To look up a company by their USDOT number using the SAFER system, simply go to the FMCSA's website and click on the "SAFER System" link in the top menu. From there, you can select the "Company Snapshot" option and enter the USDOT number in the search field. The system will then display a summary of the company's safety performance, including any violations, crashes, or other incidents reported to the FMCSA.
You can also look up a company by their USDOT number by calling the FMCSA's Safety Violation and Consumer Complaints hotline at 1-888-DOT-SAFT (1-888-368-7238) or by contacting the FMCSA's regional office in your area.
What if I can't find a company by their USDOT number?
If you are unable to find a company by their USDOT number or the information associated with it, it could be because the company is not registered with the FMCSA or is operating illegally. In this case, you should report the company to the FMCSA by calling the Safety Violation and Consumer Complaints hotline or by using the FMCSA's online complaint form.
It's important to remember that operating a commercial vehicle without a USDOT number or operating authority is illegal and can result in fines and other penalties.
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2022.12.15 15:36 lalafied MC01039272, I can't find it on FMCSA

I'm looking into a possible scammer / double broker (I'm fairly certain) but I can't seem to pin them.
They are registered on Loadlink but I can't find their MC01039272 on FMCSA. I'm not sure why or how that's possible.
Company is called National Freight Forwarding Inc but the listed website is www.gffca.com and is about some company called Golden Freight Forwarding and Marketing Inc.
On FMCSA National Freight Forwarding Inc shows two companies which are both inactive and I can't see an MC # but one has DOT # 3284973 and the second one has DOT # 3973265.
I am looking to gather enough evidence so I can call loadlink and make a compelling case for getting them kicked off. They probaly don't care just like DAT but I don't have much to do today and I want to make sure no one else gets scammed by them if I can.
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2022.05.27 03:28 vonko2001 Is this a scam? "Short term loan needed" (Utah classified ad-post)

Is this a scam?
Found this offer from my local ad's in Utah on KSL.com in their classified sections under general, here is the link https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/67395205. It's them asking for a loan from you for $20,000 and will pay you back with interest for a total of $30,000. I inquired about the ad and in return, they gave me an example of what the agreement will consist of:

Page 1 of the Agreement: The address for Ready Auto Haulers (Main Company) and JP Transporting (Partner Company) lead you to a house in the nearby neighborhood, the main company states this is where their office is, I will be meeting in person next week to learn more.
Page 2 of the Agreement: Here it states that they will be paying me weekly ($1,000) from June 8th, 2022 up through December 28th, 2022 (30 weeks). By this point, I would have been paid back in full $30,000.
Page 3 of the Agreement


Here is a list of websites/links that are defiantly associated with this ad/business
- https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/query.asp?searchtype=ANY&query_type=queryCarrierSnapshot&query_param=USDOT&query_string=3089380 (Main company)
- https://www.bbb.org/us/ut/orem/profile/motor-freight-trucking/ready-auto-haulers-1166-90026266/details (Main company)
- https://www.carshipio.com/public/carrie3089380/ready-auto-haulers (Main company)
- https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/query.asp?searchtype=ANY&query_type=queryCarrierSnapshot&query_param=USDOT&query_string=3303494 (Partner company)
- https://www.truckdrivingjobs.com/companies/5ada713689d903058c74ee9b (Partner company)

Please let me know if you have any other questions but in the end, I would like to know if this is legitimate. Thank you.

Picture from ad page
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2021.07.19 23:42 Glarus30 Another proof dedicated freight is a slow death for a carrier

I firmly believe that dedicated freight is horrible business model and every comrade carrier should stay away from it. The only way to be profitable is if you pay your drivers & your staff crappy checks. Feel free to change my mind.I'm not a big fan of Freightwaves, but numbers never lie. Check this out - https://www.freightwaves.com/news/heartland-express-q2-in-line-despite-revenue-weakness
Heartland Express (2500-truck carrier) reports LOSS of revenue on this market compared to last year. Why? Cause their job postings offer $55k/year for a "dedicated" driver, while Vlad's Highway Robbery Inc - Elk Grove Village, IL offers almost double from OTR spot freight. That dedicated business model might be still prevalent, but it's slowly dying.
I've been in a company with massive customers (Fedex and the former Conway) and the pattern is always the same: they offer you a few lanes with great rates and you gobble them immediately. A few months later they ask from more trucks, give you more lanes and you take it all - it's all Gucci. You cut staff & dispatchers, streamline the process and you just have 1 person dispatching 40 trucks alone. You order more trucks, hire more drivers, get loans and DEBT! Soon the only way to stay alive & profitable is to grow bigger and get more debt and more trucks.
Then Fedex & Conway start squeezing you down on fuel surcharge. Then they drop the rates. They tell you it's just a slow season, just for a shareholder meeting and what not. Now you are bleeding cash and you don't have the infrastructure to get rid of those leaches, because you already released 80% of your staff. You go bust and Fedex goes to fuck another carrier.
This was my personal experience. NEMF got in bed with Amazon & got fucked. Falcon did it with GM or Ford I think. And God knows how many other small carriers got burned.
Long live the spot market!
Edit: I did some math. Heartland has 2693 trucks registered with DOT https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/query.asp?query_type=queryCarrierSnapshot&query_param=USDOT&query_string=134697 My company had about 230 in Q2. Heartland reported $135million revenue in Q2 while my system shows $19.9million for the same period in our company. Conclusion: with 8.5% of their trucks we achieved just under 15% of their revenue or roughly 55% more revenue per truck!!! And I bet my right arm that we did it for higher rate per mile too (more profit). IDK what those big carriers are doing, but they are dinosaurs. I'm pretty sure their shareholders won't be happy to learn that their company is being outperformed as high as 55% by Vlad & co.
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2021.06.10 18:20 genitalrash 11/10 experience with Focus Car Transporters

I just wrapped up a big move which included moving 2 cars from the west coast to the east coast. I went with Focus Car Transporters, according to a review from this subreddit, and found their service throughout the process to be 11/10 outstanding. What follows is hopefully a helpful, overly-detailed account of my experience, because I'm writing what I wish I were able to find on the internet when I was searching for a transport company.
https://cartransporters.com/
It's worth nothing that I've never had to have cars transported before. Which meant my first destination, like many others, was Google. This was effective at finding good potential candidates to follow up with. I called 5+ transport companies and found that they're all very responsive and helpful. However, the ones I've talked to either 1) cost too much, or 2) provided very long, unclear pickup/delivery windows.
The long, unclear time windows were the part I didn't like. I had a fixed date for pick up, and wanted it delivered ASAP. In response, they would say they're packed for the next ~5 weeks, and that they can only provide a 5-7 week pickup window. This meant that they can call on any day during that window and say that they're coming by to pick up the cars. It was the same thing for delivery, which was 5-7 weeks after pickup.
Feeling mildly anxious about what seemed to be the consensus for all transport companies, I turned to reddit. Literally. I must have searched "car shipping reddit", and found autotransport. I sorted by top, and saw this review for Focus Car Transporters.
(https://www.reddit.com/AutoTransport/comments/m0smfw/a_review_for_a_shipping_company_i_found_in_this/)
The subreddit (autotranport) itself doesn't receive too much activity so I was doubtful about the credibility of the posts. This person's review was glowing. It was almost too positive. So I did more searching for posts related to Focus Car Transporters. There were a handful of other reviews, all glowing, but again I wasn't sure if these were just from employees at the company trying to drum up business.
At that point, I buckled down and did my homework. I checked their name against FMCSA (https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/CompanySnapshot.aspx), and everything checks out. Something I noticed on their profile was that compared to other companies I was talking to, they were a broker instead of a transporter. I was mildly worried because I've had bad experiences about "middle-men" before. I then checked out their website. Everything looked pretty standard for a transport company. The reviews, again, were mildly worrying because it VERY positive.
After that, I went ahead and called the phone number listed on their website. I talked to Michael directly, who patiently answered all of my questions at that time. He provided me with a much more reasonable price compared to the other guys, for what appeared to be the exact same service. And the icing on the cake was that he was very accommodating. He said he could pick it up on the day I originally wanted (which was ~1 week from that call), and have it delivered within 10 days of pickup. This blew my mind. As somebody who's suspicious of everything, this was ringing all the too-good-to-be-true bells.
What Focus Car Transporters was offering was clearly far and above what I was seeing from other companies. At this point, I did my final checks, I exchanged multiple emails (37) with Michael to make sure everything was above board. Michael happily complied and provided me with insurance certificates, and in precise detail explained what the process would look like on pick up and delivery. Lastly, I sent a direct message to one of the folks who've left a review on reddit. They immediately got back with a detailed account of their experience and assured me this is the way to do it. That rested my concerns a good amount, and so I pulled the trigger.
My pet peeve with the service industry is when I'm entrusting somebody with this big task, but they're bad at keeping me updated throughout the process. Anxiety mounts and it's not a great experience. My experience with Michael is the complete opposite. Whenever I'd begin to worry about something, Michael would anticipate it and send me a text that puts me at ease. He expertly coordinated all the pickups, deliveries, payments. There's nothing that could have been more improved upon. As a side note, I have a working theory that Michael is actually an automaton controlled by a group of 20 people — otherwise, how could somebody be that responsive and diligent at all hours of the day?
As for the delivery, Focus Car Transporters over-delivered on their promise of 10 days. Car 1 was delivered in 4 days, Car 2 was delivered in 5 days. This was nearly unbelievable given that the car has to travel from west coast to east coast.
This is all to say that the glowing, positive reviews for Focus Car Transporters are 100% justified. So much so, that I'm taking a substantial amount of time to write this out during my work day, because it really was that incredible. Focus Car Transporters is hands down the best service I've received, bar none, from any service provider regardless of industry I've dealt with in the past. If you're reading this and happen to be in the same position as I was at the beginning of this story, I'd give Michael a call and he'll sort you out. It'll be difficult to find somebody who's even nearly as good as they are!
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2021.04.21 05:54 rdx0712 Hyliion may have retrofitted 14 trucks for NGV Global!!

NGV Global Group Inc. recently tweeted a picture of their retrofitted Hyliion truck. From that I was able to get the USDOT number (visible in the picture). After doing some research I found the following website:
https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/CompanySnapshot.aspx
Where you can enter the USDOT number as: 2836161
Which gives the following information: Texas Gas Transport (TGT) owns 14 trucks (all of which may have been retrofitted)
This information has been updated as of 04/19/2021.
And yes, TGT is a subsidiary of NGV Global (mentioned on their home page)
https://ngvglobalgroup.com/
http://www.texasgastransport.com/
Tweet: https://twitter.com/NGVGlobalGroup/status/1384579323856703489?s=19
So, it's possible that all 14 trucks were retrofitted with Hyliion hybrid solution and this might be mentioned in the next earnings call.
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2021.03.20 19:14 Imahunk454 Verify Your Mover

Why verifying your mover is important? To verify your mover is important because if there is an accident regarding the move you want the moving company to be properly licensed and insured. Cool Springs Relocation is a Federally Licensed moving company in Brentwood, TN. https://coolspringsrelocation.com/
In today’s environment, anyone can make a website and verify it through google and yelp that why it’s important to do your research and verify your mover. Below are three steps to verify your mover.
  1. Verify your mover through the Department of Transportation website.
    https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/CompanySnapshot.aspx
    Verify your mover by check the department of transportation's website for the DOT Number. The website will let you know if the company is registered with the dot. Click the search by name and the company should pull up. Check that the company is still active and that the authorization class states for Hire.
    Under Carrier Operation: it needs to say interstate. If it says interstate that means that the carrier can is licensed to move your items locally and out of state. Verify your Mover can move Household Goods.
    Household Goods must be marked. No exception. I have seen a lot of companies lately to save money register under General Freight to save on insurance. General Freight is not the correct insurance to move Household Goods.
    1. Verify your mover through the state of Tennessee Business Services Online Business Services Online > Find and Update a Business Record
    https://tnbear.tn.gov/Ecommerce/FilingSearch.aspx
Simply enter the company’s name and hit search. If the company pulls up open the document to make sure the business identity is still active.
  1. Verify your mover through checking the company’s reviews and complaint history with the Better Business Bureau.
    I hope these three methods help you verify that the moving company you’re thinking of hiring is licensed and insured.
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2021.02.18 20:55 spycx $NGAC - XOS Trucks RUMORED AMAZON PARTNERSHIP (DD #1 Extension)

LIVE UPDATES CONTINUING HERE AS OF 11:13 PM EST

Original NGAC/Xos Juice with full, comprehensive, cited, due diligence for those out of the loop: https://www.reddit.com/SPACs/comments/llkisngac_xos_trucks_ev_spac_rumor_is_an_absolute/
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I drank all the juice(11:13PM EST) HUGE UPDATE: When I ran the plate number earlier I overlooked that the 2021 XOS SV01 Amazon Step van was assembled at a nondescript assembly plant in TENNESSEE. Upon further investigation the only prominent Step-Van assembly plant in Tennessee is Morgan Olson. According to an article I found on the manufacturing process for the Loomis and UPS Xos trucks: " XOS partners with Utilimaster and Morgan Olson to provide the van bodies for the UPS and Loomis EVs." This prompted me to dig EVEN further and I found an OFFICIAL Morgan Olson Amazon Parts Catalog made specifically for Xos Trucks, logo included, dating back to OCTOBER. That about does it for me, this official van schematic even includes the extra window on the curbside that I spotted on the vans in Michigan. The only difference, since I assume this wasn't meant to be publicly published, is the lack of the Xos branded hood design like the picture of the truck spotted on January 31st. This matches everything up for me. I'll do some more digging in the morning but this ties it all together.
Direct link to PDF of Morgan Olson Xos Trucks Amazon Step Van Catalog
Important DD from the same article: " XOS manufactures its batteries in its North Hollywood facility and assembles the truck chasses in Tennessee, where the completed vehicles roll off the line for delivery. The company plans to expand the Tennessee facility and may co-locate its battery manufacturing there. "
Also I made a Twitter for live update notifications.
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Last glass of juice for the night most likely (9:10 PM EST Fixed 9:39 PM): Two more potential Xos step vans in MICHIGAN possibly confirmed from a month ago. There are at least two confirmed now so this isn't a one-off thing. . Looking even better. I found the image on an Amazon driver subreddit, here's the album and a comment from the OP (blurred) indicating that this is in Michigan. At first it looks like one van, but it's there's actually another parked behind the front one. Look at the design of the hood and compare to other pictures and the vimeo video I linked earlier, it's the same truck. on second thought, it may not be the same truck and I can't tell without a view of the logo and some features from the original truck are different, like the extra window on the door, or the absence of the overhanging top lip above the window from the original California van. I maybe off base here, these may be from an entirely different company. Definitely not Rivian though

(11:29 PM Update on this update) Check this and the new update, these Michigan vans definitely aren't Rivian and the hood and window issue I discussed is deciphered in the parts Catalog from Xos' official manufacturer. These are likely Xos Amazon vans in Michigan as well.
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Juice courtesy of glorillainvesting (6:32 PM EST)(Fixed 7:15 PM, mistake on my end, sorry): Amit Shekar, a partner of multiple Amazon DSPs (Delivery Service Partners) DSZ (Delivering Shipment Zero) for fleet management commented over six months ago on an Xos LinkedIn post stating "You make 'em, I'll sell em!"
This is significant because the Amazon Xos van coincidentally has "Delivering Shipment Zero" decaled on to the side of it. Delivering Shipment Zero is part of the initiative that purchased 100K vehicles from Rivian in 2019. Big.
Amit Shekar's bio says he works with several Amazon DSPs which is "Delivery Service Partner" not the same initiative from Amazon that bought the 100k Rivian trucks(corrected from above), which is called DSZ, "Delivering Shipment Zero." My apologies. This is still a significant interaction regardless.
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6701504077395742722?commentUrn=urn%3Ali%3Acomment%3A%28activity%3A6701504077395742722%2C6762393915631972352%29
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FRESHLY SQUEEZED JUICE(5:13 PM EST): Compare the picture of the Amazon Xos van to the CAD model Xos shows off in this video at 4:45. Nearly identical. This is the most damning proof so far for me, paired with the plate matches from earlier. This van is also really close/identical to the UPS Xos vans that they've been testing since early 2020 which you can see later in the same video. I am digging DEEP right now.
Side by side comparison
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BIG JUICIER-EST UPDATE (4:33 PM EST): I ran the USDOT number on the van, "2881058" and the Legal Name and owner is "Amazon Logistics Inc" which pretty much confirms that Amazon is at least TESTING Xos' technology and has working wheels on the ground already.
https://i.imgur.com/9XhnGbV.png
RUN IT YOURSELF HERE: https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/CompanySnapshot.aspx
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BIG JUICY UPDATE (4:30 PM EST): I was able to make the plate number out in the picture and when I ran it through a plate checker it popped up as a "2021 XOS SV01- Step Van" this looks more and more legit the more research I do. Plate number is "71833C3" and it's in California if you want to look it up yourself.
https://findbyplate.com/US/CA/71833C3/
https://i.imgur.com/La2R2Wx.png
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EVEN JUICIER(Useful, but old information. Check updates above):
A picture of an XOS Powered AMAZON VAN was posted on Tesla forums on Janurary 31st, 9 days PRIOR to official rumor publications of a potential NGAC/Xos merger via Reuters. The user who posted has been relatively active on these forums since November 2020 if you look at his profile under "postings," but nothing that raised any red flags for me in terms of intentions to pump. There weren't any official posted rumors of the merger when this took place, so there wasn't anything to pump in the first place. Could still somehow be a hoax though, so be careful.
https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/what-is-this-electric-truck-that-amazon-is-using.219423/#post-5305805
If Xos announces a deal with UPS, Amazon, and/or TFi International in the next month or two the deal could be a lot more valuable than previously thought and further justify the $2B valuation if rumored plans to go public via a merger with NextGen Acq. go through
Here's my response as to why I don't think this is an attempt at a pump, commented in response to another comment below:
"That instantly crossed my mind too but this was posted 9 days prior to the first publication of rumors that Xos and NGAC intended to merge. The poster has been active on TeslaMotorsClub forums since November 2020 and nothing on his profile under "postings" raised any other red flags for me he just seems like a dude who owns a Tesla and posted about random issues here and there until he posted this"
Shout out to tonoocala for giving me a heads up on this entire scenario in the original DD thread
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Disclosure & Disclaimer: I own 40 commons of NGAC at $13.20 average (I'm a 20 year old Finance student with big ideas and no money) I'm new to the market and this is the first time I've done any real market speculation or due diligence. I'm not a financial advisor. My recommendations and updates aren't confirmation of anything or guaranteed to make you any money and a DA is never guaranteed but from what I've read and gathered, the outlook of a SPAC merger between XOS/NGAC is looking really good and XOS is going to be a huge player in the EV market going forward. It's a relatively small company compared to competitors but it's arguably done way more with way less so far and the team has incredible grit. I just wish I had more of my own liquid capital so I could take a larger position right now.
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2020.01.07 06:35 _Kastle The Fake Buses Strike Again: Reno - LA Express

So, it appears everyone's favorite fake bus company is back at it. Picked this up when the old Overland Scenic URL (https://overlandscenic.com) was redirecting to https://www.renolaexpress.com/. It now seems to be redirecting to Greyhound's website again.
A few red flags from looking around:
I've made local backups of all pages on the website in addition to adding them on internet archive, as he seems to have gotten the website for his old company removed from the site.
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2019.10.11 04:11 therickyy Orlando movers stole everything we own. Please help us find them.

Orlando movers stole everything we own. Please help us find them.
TL;DR We recently moved from Florida to Philly and the moving company Cross Country Movers has stolen all of our belongings. EVERYTHING. Our whole lives. We need help finding them and getting our stuff back.
TL;DR UPDATE – After getting the TV news involved, we got our stuff back. Or, most of it at least. It took 2 news crews, the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the BBB, the DOT, and the Philly police – but delivery was made this morning (10/16) nearly 2 months after they picked everything up. Incredible. But we're not going to let it rest here. These people must be stopped. More below. THANK YOU to those who helped!
New photos added below of all the drama.
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Edit/Update #2: We got our stuff. I'm not sure what the catalyst was that finally prompted the driver to call, but it was likely a combination of all of the following that has happened over the last few days:
  • After posting here, I was contacted by 6ABC-TV here in Philly and WFTV Ch 9 in Orlando. Both have been working on the story diligently since then.
  • 6ABC laid low, quietly visiting Cross Country Movers' Philly address only to find that it was nothing more than a storage facility, preparing to confront them if/when they would finally show up.
  • Meanwhile, WFTV made endless phone calls to the movers, the FL Attorney General, the Orange County police, and anyone else that might be able to help.
  • The Orange County police spoke with the movers this week as well, investigating the matter.
So with all that, someone self-identifying as the driver for the company called me quite cryptically yesterday morning (Tuesday 10/15), claiming they would be delivering within 1-2 days. The man did not give me his name nor would he explain anything other than to say he had a couple other deliveries and was en route with my items. He said it would be between 8 and 10am the next day. He was really weird on the phone, avoiding questions and sounding rather evasive. But he promised we'd have our stuff.
A few hours later, he called again and said delivery would be late in the day, some time in the evening, because he had to deliver someone else's items first, muttering something about a cancellation. When pressed for specifics, he had none to offer.
Then again a few hours later, he switched his story back and said delivery would be first thing in the morning at 8am. We agreed on this. He was paranoid that the press would show up. I assured him I had no control over that. (Which I didn't.)
After a restless night, I immediately texted the driver when I woke up today, around 7:30am. 20 minutes later, he called me and in a rather shady way said, "Which one is your house? On the left or on the right?" I was confused by his question and told him the number of the house is on the outside and that he should be able to find it. I asked where he was and he said, "I am here. Outside your house." I looked outside and did not see a truck. I told him that. He insisted he was outside. I worried he was just playing games with me.
After 5 minutes of this back and forth confusion, I finally saw a big rig pull up in front of the house with the company's information on the side. Turns out he was lurking down the street, continuing to be paranoid that the press was going to be waiting for him, so he was approaching cautiously.
They asked me to move our car in the street so they could have room to pull up, so I sat in the car as they turned around and positioned themselves – in shock they finally showed, but not knowing what to expect.
6ABC had contacted me saying they would be there incognito to monitor the move, not only for their coverage but to be able to step in for us in case there was a safety issue. We also had alerted the Philly police to be on standby, just in case.

https://preview.redd.it/fmghsjthrys31.jpg?width=1856&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=bddfb954e7678e4acff49b7cf3f858ad14bd880e
Two men exited the truck, one older than the other. The younger guy (still didn't get any names) was definitely ultra paranoid. He kept scanning the area for press – or maybe for police. He seemed very nervous. I did my best to assure him that we just wanted our stuff and didn't want any trouble.
He insisted that I pay the remaining balance – a little over $1,400 – before they would unload the truck.
I insisted that I had to see my items first to confirm they were there before paying. He agreed.
He popped open the truck from the middle and there was the glorious site of our items – or at least those that I could see at first glance. I spotted one bin broken with things spilling out of it, but the rest seemed in good condition.

https://preview.redd.it/0lo7djdirys31.jpg?width=1052&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=c69e35ed3326749b317d474afb1778cae5436af2
I tried to convince him to unload without further payment, but he absolutely refused, seeming to indicate that he would simply drive away with my items if I didn't pay. Despite all the delays and abysmal service, the thought of potentially never seeing my stuff when it was so close was worth paying up. That's how they get you.
He would only accept cash at this point. So I made a trip to the ATM to grab what he needed. Took 30 minutes while he sat and waited. Finally made it back and he counted it out to confirm. And then they finally started to unload.
It took a couple hours for them to unload, little by little, up and down our sloped driveway. As they went, I watched carefully, expecting things to be missing or destroyed. My wife and I opened boxes quickly to see if fragile items made it safely. To our shock, they did. Only a very small number of items appeared damaged at first.
Attitudes shifted to the positive and we even joked with the delivery guys a bit. They seemed to lighten up. Things were going smoothly.
On our contract, we had 290 items (boxes, furniture, etc). I was counting every single one that came in the house, as closely as I could. And checking off the bigger items we had agreed they would move. Couch, dresser, end table, mattress, etc. It all seemed to be there... until the end.
They showed me our dining room table had been damaged en route. The legs had snapped off. Not good.
6ABC was waiting for them to finish unloading before jumping in to speak with them. As we got to the very end, there were still 20-30 items missing, including a large TV. They were wrapping up, but I told them we were still missing things.
At this point, things got messy.
The news rushed in, confronting them with camera and microphone in their faces. The younger guy ran and hid in the truck, covering his face. The older guy was more chill, saying he was just hired to do the job and didn't know anything else – and simply didn't want to be on camera.
As the news hounded them to find our TV and our other missing belongings, things escalated quickly. They refused to answer questions. They refused to unload.
They claimed my TV was in the truck in the back but that they wouldn't take it out unless the news crew left. But then I got a call from their manager threatening to drive away with my items unless the news crew left.
They backed off and let them find and unload the TV, along with a couple other items from the back. There were still 20-30 things missing, though it's not yet clear what those items are, as we still have to sort through everything.
But the news wanted answers as to why it took 2 months, why they are so evasive, why they are so shady, and why it took the effort of 2 news stations, the police, and endless complaints for them to actually come forward and deliver the items. They had no answers and hid inside the truck.
Ironically, the movers then called the police.

https://preview.redd.it/6bggm66jrys31.jpg?width=1830&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=570d4442ecece48bffb8fd072597054214f74ef0
https://preview.redd.it/z5zx936jrys31.jpg?width=1870&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=4ab377b23e7e4f186010ef90dc5a41ebfadd881a

The officers then came up to the house to talk to us. They suggested we follow up with them once we figure out what items are missing, so we can file a theft report. They were very nice and helpful. Most importantly, we felt safe.
Finally, after 5 hours, all of our items were unloaded and the truck drove off.


https://preview.redd.it/z0raaqyjrys31.jpg?width=1044&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=6b0f4facabf3bb7a699c26018024bb503b785953
We now have our things. Huge sigh of relief.
But it's not over. We're still missing things. Things are damaged. They were obviously a horrible, horrible moving company at best. I don't believe that they would have ever delivered our items if it wasn't for the efforts of the news and the police. And that's how it has played out in the past too.
I imagine this company will change its name again and keep doing this – unless they are stopped somehow.
The tricky thing here is that strictly speaking, it's hard to build a criminal case here. Because they did finally deliver (most) of our items. We are going to press them on the remaining items, once we figure out what's specifically missing. Maybe we will get them. Probably not.
But we'll be talking with the FL Attorney General who is already suing them, to include our plight as well. And I hope this reddit thread along with the 6ABC and WFTV stories that are coming soon will prevent others from booking this nightmare of a company.
Thank you to everyone who commented or messaged offering to help. It's been quite the adventure.
Now we can finally start to unpack and actually feel at home in Philly.

https://preview.redd.it/ha3yvkzkrys31.jpg?width=1876&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=7ebc9cabe1e494d67a43d366d80a2bab316ddc3c
https://preview.redd.it/5tht6kzkrys31.jpg?width=1890&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=451d1610246b8d07fcb6f73f2a5757894f287516


Edit/Update: A friend uncovered this article from Florida a few months ago. Apparently this "company" operates under MANY different names and has been running this scam for a long time. They are being sued by the Florida Attorney General. I don't understand how they can continue to operate. I've reached out to CBS12 (among other media) to see if they can help at all.
They were previously able to help someone get their things back after 5 months.

Long Original Version:
My wife and I moved from Florida to Philadelphia a few months ago, first staying in an Airbnb for a few months before buying a house. We drove up in an SUV and fit as much as we could into that, which wasn't much. Everything else we put into two storage units in Orlando.
On August 17th, just before we closed on a house here, we flew down to Orlando to help movers we hired load up all our belongings (two lifetimes worth of irreplaceable items) and truck it up to Philly.
When booking, I spoke with an incredibly helpful and polite woman named Stephanie Meyers, the Senior Moving Consultant with Cross Country Movers aka MOVING AND STORAGE SF INC. She gave us a great quote and said because they are based in Philly but have trucks in Orlando, they make the trek all the time and should be able to deliver to us within 3-5 days.
Just before we flew down, I spoke with James J, who helped refine the list of items we were going to have them move to provide a best estimate. That, again, was fine. He seemed very helpful.
We got to Orlando for moving day and the truck was 5 hours late. It was annoying, but not horrible. Two men showed up. One didn't speak much English but the other was quite nice and they were VERY fast at their jobs. They asked us every step of the way what we wanted them to load and they wrapped many items that needed wrapping in blankets. After spending a few hours with them boxing up loose items, we eventually got everything loaded onto one truck, with a bit of room left over. (See images at the bottom of this post for the storage unit, the truck, the guys, their license plate.)
I signed a document that indicated it could take up to 30 business days to deliver, but again was assured it wouldn't take that long. I confirmed all of the address details, retained a copy of the agreement, and watched exhausted as they drove away.
We drove back to Philadelphia the next day, having picked up my car. It took us a couple days to get back.
After a few days, I checked in with the moving company. This is where everything began to go wrong.
On August 22nd, a woman only known as Susan K in Customer Care sent me the first of many, many emails, all of which read something like this:
"unfortunately, I have no information to provide relating to when you can expect your delivery. Our Dispatcher has your details, and is actively working on including your shipment into our current scheduling."
For the next month, Susan repeatedly told me that our deliver was "in scheduling" and there was nothing they could do to speed it up. But she assured me they would deliver within the promised 30 business days, the absolute latest of which would be October 4th. This was not an ideal situation, but we accepted it as I had signed the agreement.
At some point during this time, I asked to know where our items were located physically. They demanded more money to reveal the address to us.
Leading up to October 4th, I was told we would be contacted by a driver 24 hours in advance of delivery. As you can guess, that never happened.
I followed up, for about the 50th time, and was passed to Britney / Britnee S in Customer Service. On October 2, she wrote to me:"Dispatch has informed us that your goods are to be loaded for delivery over the next few days. Delivery will take place within 5-7 business days. We do expect that you should be hearing from our office with driver details very soon. We suggest reaching out to our office by Friday for further detail if you have not received contact by then. You will receive $30 a day compensating for late delivery for every day After Friday October 4th."
I went back-and-forth with her, but by this point had lost faith that we would ever see our items again.
I filed complaints with the BBB, DOT/FMCSA, and called Orlando / Orange County police. The moving company received the complaints and pretended like they cared for a moment, asking what they could do to "mend" our relationship. When I told them they simply need to deliver our items, they became upset at me.
The supposed 5-7 business day window has now passed as of today. We have not heard from any drivers.
Moreover, they have stopped responding to my emails and when I call they put me on hold and never return.
The latest communication was 2 days ago with an email that simply said:
"Please wait to hear from your driver."
I spoke with a deputy at the Orange County police department again tonight and he has officially opened an investigation into theft. However, he said they likely wouldn't be able to look into it for at least a few weeks and did not want to get my hopes up.
So now I turn to you, reddit, to help us out. We have been living in an empty house for 2 months. We have a mattress on the floor and have been eating dinner on the radiator covers sitting on patio furniture that came with the house, watching Netflix on our laptop. That is essentially our entire home life, while we frustratingly wait for our belongings to arrive.
Here are the Cross Country Movers DOT pages:https://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/SMS/Carrie2780116/CarrierRegistration.aspx
https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/query.asp?searchtype=ANY&query_type=queryCarrierSnapshot&query_param=USDOT&query_string=2780116
They have a Philadelphia address:
  • 5213 GRAYS AVE UNIT 106PHILADELPHIA, PA 19143
And an Orlando phone number: (407) 965-4241
They list an alternate website: APEXMOVINGANDSTORAGE.INFO
What do we do now? How can we track our stuff down? Is there anyone who can help?

I am going to cross-post this in the Orlando reddit too.
Here are images...
Pulled things out of the storage unit to help expedite.
Truck arrived late, but it arrived.
Correct company we booked.
License plate of moving truck. And lead mover guy.
Loading truck. Other mover guy.
Still loading.
All packed.
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2019.10.11 03:59 therickyy movers stole everything we own. please help us find them.

movers stole everything we own. please help us find them.
TL;DR We recently moved from Florida to Philly and the moving company Cross Country Movers has stolen all of our belongings. EVERYTHING. Our whole lives. We need help finding them and getting our stuff back.
TL;DR UPDATE – After getting the TV news involved, we got our stuff back. Or, most of it at least. It took 2 news crews, the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the BBB, the DOT, and the Philly police – but delivery was made this morning (10/16) nearly 2 months after they picked everything up. Incredible. But we're not going to let it rest here. These people must be stopped. More below. THANK YOU to those who helped!
New photos added below of all the drama.
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Edit/Update #3: We got our stuff. I'm not sure what the catalyst was that finally prompted the driver to call, but it was likely a combination of all of the following that has happened over the last few days:
  • After posting here, I was contacted by 6ABC-TV here in Philly and WFTV Ch 9 in Orlando. Both have been working on the story diligently since then.
  • 6ABC laid low, quietly visiting Cross Country Movers' Philly address only to find that it was nothing more than a storage facility, preparing to confront them if/when they would finally show up.
  • Meanwhile, WFTV made endless phone calls to the movers, the FL Attorney General, the Orange County police, and anyone else that might be able to help.
  • The Orange County police spoke with the movers this week as well, investigating the matter.
So with all that, someone self-identifying as the driver for the company called me quite cryptically yesterday morning (Tuesday 10/15), claiming they would be delivering within 1-2 days. The man did not give me his name nor would he explain anything other than to say he had a couple other deliveries and was en route with my items. He said it would be between 8 and 10am the next day. He was really weird on the phone, avoiding questions and sounding rather evasive. But he promised we'd have our stuff.
A few hours later, he called again and said delivery would be late in the day, some time in the evening, because he had to deliver someone else's items first, muttering something about a cancellation. When pressed for specifics, he had none to offer.
Then again a few hours later, he switched his story back and said delivery would be first thing in the morning at 8am. We agreed on this. He was paranoid that the press would show up. I assured him I had no control over that. (Which I didn't.)
After a restless night, I immediately texted the driver when I woke up today, around 7:30am. 20 minutes later, he called me and in a rather shady way said, "Which one is your house? On the left or on the right?" I was confused by his question and told him the number of the house is on the outside and that he should be able to find it. I asked where he was and he said, "I am here. Outside your house." I looked outside and did not see a truck. I told him that. He insisted he was outside. I worried he was just playing games with me.
After 5 minutes of this back and forth confusion, I finally saw a big rig pull up in front of the house with the company's information on the side. Turns out he was lurking down the street, continuing to be paranoid that the press was going to be waiting for him, so he was approaching cautiously.
They asked me to move our car in the street so they could have room to pull up, so I sat in the car as they turned around and positioned themselves – in shock they finally showed, but not knowing what to expect.
6ABC had contacted me saying they would be there incognito to monitor the move, not only for their coverage but to be able to step in for us in case there was a safety issue. We also had alerted the Philly police to be on standby, just in case.

The truck finally arrived. A different truck than had picked up our items. But the same company.
Two men exited the truck, one older than the other. The younger guy (still didn't get any names) was definitely ultra paranoid. He kept scanning the area for press – or maybe for police. He seemed very nervous. I did my best to assure him that we just wanted our stuff and didn't want any trouble.
He insisted that I pay the remaining balance – a little over $1,400 – before they would unload the truck.
I insisted that I had to see my items first to confirm they were there before paying. He agreed.
He popped open the truck from the middle and there was the glorious site of our items – or at least those that I could see at first glance. I spotted one bin broken with things spilling out of it, but the rest seemed in good condition.

OUR THINGS ARRIVED. Mostly.
I tried to convince him to unload without further payment, but he absolutely refused, seeming to indicate that he would simply drive away with my items if I didn't pay. Despite all the delays and abysmal service, the thought of potentially never seeing my stuff when it was so close was worth paying up. That's how they get you.
He would only accept cash at this point. So I made a trip to the ATM to grab what he needed. Took 30 minutes while he sat and waited. Finally made it back and he counted it out to confirm. And then they finally started to unload.
It took a couple hours for them to unload, little by little, up and down our sloped driveway. As they went, I watched carefully, expecting things to be missing or destroyed. My wife and I opened boxes quickly to see if fragile items made it safely. To our shock, they did. Only a very small number of items appeared damaged at first.
Attitudes shifted to the positive and we even joked with the delivery guys a bit. They seemed to lighten up. Things were going smoothly.
On our contract, we had 290 items (boxes, furniture, etc). I was counting every single one that came in the house, as closely as I could. And checking off the bigger items we had agreed they would move. Couch, dresser, end table, mattress, etc. It all seemed to be there... until the end.
They showed me our dining room table had been damaged en route. The legs had snapped off. Not good.
6ABC was waiting for them to finish unloading before jumping in to speak with them. As we got to the very end, there were still 20-30 items missing, including a large TV. They were wrapping up, but I told them we were still missing things.
At this point, things got messy.
The news rushed in, confronting them with camera and microphone in their faces. The younger guy ran and hid in the truck, covering his face. The older guy was more chill, saying he was just hired to do the job and didn't know anything else – and simply didn't want to be on camera.
As the news hounded them to find our TV and our other missing belongings, things escalated quickly. They refused to answer questions. They refused to unload.
They claimed my TV was in the truck in the back but that they wouldn't take it out unless the news crew left. But then I got a call from their manager threatening to drive away with my items unless the news crew left.
They backed off and let them find and unload the TV, along with a couple other items from the back. There were still 20-30 things missing, though it's not yet clear what those items are, as we still have to sort through everything.
But the news wanted answers as to why it took 2 months, why they are so evasive, why they are so shady, and why it took the effort of 2 news stations, the police, and endless complaints for them to actually come forward and deliver the items. They had no answers and hid inside the truck.
Ironically, the movers then called the police.

The police arrive, first talking with the news crew.

The officers asked the younger man to reveal his face and talk with them.
The officers then came up to the house to talk to us. They suggested we follow up with them once we figure out what items are missing, so we can file a theft report. They were very nice and helpful. Most importantly, we felt safe.
Finally, after 5 hours, all of our items were unloaded and the truck drove off.

Bye bye, movers.

We now have our things. Huge sigh of relief.
But it's not over. We're still missing things. Things are damaged. They were obviously a horrible, horrible moving company at best. I don't believe that they would have ever delivered our items if it wasn't for the efforts of the news and the police. And that's how it has played out in the past too.
I imagine this company will change its name again and keep doing this – unless they are stopped somehow.
The tricky thing here is that strictly speaking, it's hard to build a criminal case here. Because they did finally deliver (most) of our items. We are going to press them on the remaining items, once we figure out what's specifically missing. Maybe we will get them. Probably not.
But we'll be talking with the FL Attorney General who is already suing them, to include our plight as well. And I hope this reddit thread along with the 6ABC and WFTV stories that are coming soon will prevent others from booking this nightmare of a company.
Thank you to everyone who commented or messaged offering to help. It's been quite the adventure.
Now we can finally start to unpack and actually feel at home here in Philly.

OUR STUFF.

SHOCKED it has arrived. Surreal.

Edit/Update #2: Thank you all for your help. I've been in contact with a number of investigative TV reporters at multiple TV stations who are looking into it both in Philly and Orlando. I'm hoping some good comes of this.
I also neglected to mention that this moving company not only has our personal belongings, but all of our business items as well. We relocated Pseudonym Productions up here to start creating immersive experiences in Philly, as we've been doing for the past few years in Orlando. Gone are all of our props, masks, costumes, lighting and sound equipment, interactive components, and years of documents. Tonight we open Dark Passage in Callowhill and were originally counting on using all this equipment for the production. Instead, we had to put in a ton of our personal money to get it up and running, as if we were a brand new startup, leaving us much further in the hole than we expected heading into this.
So this doubly personal, with our home belongings gone as well as our professional ones. Really hoping something clicks and they magically deliver everything safely.

Edit/Update #1: A friend uncovered this article from Florida a few months ago. Apparently this "company" operates under MANY different names and has been running this scam for a long time. They are being sued by the Florida Attorney General. I don't understand how they can continue to operate. I've reached out to CBS12 (among other media) to see if they can help at all.
They were previously able to help someone get their things back after 5 months.

Long, original post:
Hey Philly reddit. We really need your help.
My wife and I moved from Florida to Philadelphia a few months ago, first staying in an Airbnb for a few months before buying a house. We drove up in an SUV and fit as much as we could into that, which wasn't much. Everything else we put into two storage units in Orlando.
On August 17th, just before we closed on a house here, we flew down to Orlando to help movers we hired load up all our belongings (two lifetimes worth of irreplaceable items) and truck it up to Philly.
When booking, I spoke with an incredibly helpful and polite woman named Stephanie Meyers, the Senior Moving Consultant with Cross Country Movers aka MOVING AND STORAGE SF INC. She gave us a great quote and said because they are based in Philly but have trucks in Orlando, they make the trek all the time and should be able to deliver to us within 3-5 days.
Just before we flew down, I spoke with James J, who helped refine the list of items we were going to have them move to provide a best estimate. That, again, was fine. He seemed very helpful.
We got to Orlando for moving day and the truck was 5 hours late. It was annoying, but not horrible. Two men showed up. One didn't speak much English but the other was quite nice and they were VERY fast at their jobs. They asked us every step of the way what we wanted them to load and they wrapped many items that needed wrapping in blankets. After spending a few hours with them boxing up loose items, we eventually got everything loaded onto one truck, with a bit of room left over. (See images at the bottom of this post for the storage unit, the truck, the guys, their license plate.)
I signed a document that indicated it could take up to 30 business days to deliver, but again was assured it wouldn't take that long. I confirmed all of the address details, retained a copy of the agreement, and watched exhausted as they drove away.
We drove back to Philadelphia the next day, having picked up my car. It took us a couple days to get back.
After a few days, I checked in with the moving company. This is where everything began to go wrong.
On August 22nd, a woman only known as Susan K in Customer Care sent me the first of many, many emails, all of which read something like this:
"unfortunately, I have no information to provide relating to when you can expect your delivery. Our Dispatcher has your details, and is actively working on including your shipment into our current scheduling."
For the next month, Susan repeatedly told me that our deliver was "in scheduling" and there was nothing they could do to speed it up. But she assured me they would deliver within the promised 30 business days, the absolute latest of which would be October 4th. This was not an ideal situation, but we accepted it as I had signed the agreement.
At some point during this time, I asked to know where our items were located physically. They demanded more money to reveal the address to us.
Leading up to October 4th, I was told we would be contacted by a driver 24 hours in advance of delivery. As you can guess, that never happened.
I followed up, for about the 50th time, and was passed to Britney / Britnee S in Customer Service. On October 2, she wrote to me:"Dispatch has informed us that your goods are to be loaded for delivery over the next few days. Delivery will take place within 5-7 business days. We do expect that you should be hearing from our office with driver details very soon. We suggest reaching out to our office by Friday for further detail if you have not received contact by then. You will receive $30 a day compensating for late delivery for every day After Friday October 4th."
I went back-and-forth with her, but by this point had lost faith that we would ever see our items again.
I filed complaints with the BBB, DOT/FMCSA, and called Orlando / Orange County police. The moving company received the complaints and pretended like they cared for a moment, asking what they could do to "mend" our relationship. When I told them they simply need to deliver our items, they became upset at me.
The supposed 5-7 business day window has now passed as of today. We have not heard from any drivers.
Moreover, they have stopped responding to my emails and when I call they put me on hold and never return.
The latest communication was 2 days ago with an email that simply said:
"Please wait to hear from your driver."
I spoke with a deputy at the Orange County police department again tonight and he has officially opened an investigation into theft. However, he said they likely wouldn't be able to look into it for at least a few weeks and did not want to get my hopes up.
So now I turn to you, reddit, to help us out. We have been living in an empty house for 2 months. We have a mattress on the floor and have been eating dinner on the radiator covers sitting on patio furniture that came with the house, watching Netflix on our laptop. That is essentially our entire home life, while we frustratingly wait for our belongings to arrive.
Here are the Cross Country Movers DOT pages:https://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/SMS/Carrie2780116/CarrierRegistration.aspx
https://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/query.asp?searchtype=ANY&query_type=queryCarrierSnapshot&query_param=USDOT&query_string=2780116
They have a Philadelphia address:
  • 5213 GRAYS AVE UNIT 106PHILADELPHIA, PA 19143
And an Orlando phone number: (407) 965-4241
They list an alternate website: APEXMOVINGANDSTORAGE.INFO
What do we do now? How can we track our stuff down? Is there anyone who can help?

I am going to cross-post this in the Orlando reddit too.
Here are images...
We pulled things out of one of two storage units to help facilitate the move.
The truck arrived late, but it arrived.
Confirmed correct company that we booked.
Florida license plate.
Loading our items.
More loading.
All loaded.
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2019.07.15 14:26 dreamofadream Try to run me off the road and nearly kill me? I've got your number

Originally posted in prorevenge, removed and cross posted to this more appropriate sub
Yesterday a truck tried to run me off the road. This is my revenge. As a bonus, I'm including the steps to what I did so you can do the same if this happens to you!
Prologue
After driving for a decade and a half, privately and later professionally, yesterday was the first time I experienced a commercial truck trying to run me off the road. I was passing another truck when this dick ran right up behind me to the point I couldn't see anything behind me but their grill. If I had any sort of sudden mechanical problem or hit some debris in the road, that tractor would have eaten my little car in the blink of an eye.
So that was irritating, but I overtook the truck to my right and merged once I left them enough room to follow me safely (the exact opposite of what the other asshole was doing). Apparently, me not cutting off the person I was passing as soon as I could was a mortal offence to this snowflake. They floored it, and once they were level with me they swerved into my lane. I mean, they swerved into my lane, almost all the way across. I had to dive into the shoulder to keep from being crushed.
Fuck anyone who thinks this shit is in any way ok. They could have killed not only me, but they could have caused a pileup with multiple trucks as well as passenger cars. I was furious. I noted the company name and description of the rig, but I knew that for the authorities to have anything usable I had to get the info on the tractor. I grit my teeth, dropped gears and risked pulling ahead of the truck again so I could catch the license plate.
After I got it, I saw a sign for an upcoming exit where I could stop and call the police. I realized that this crazy son of a bitch might actually follow me, so gritting my teeth I let them overtake me again, watching for the smallest sign they would try to kill me again. As soon as they were past the offramp I hit my signal and GTFO.
Revenge
I called the state police and was able to speak with a dispatcher who seemed to take the report seriously. After I hung up, I felt better, but I had that feeling inside that justice was still wanting. So, after I got home I looked up the name of the company I saw on the truck.
Aside: I have a class "A" license so I know that commercial drivers are held to a higher standard than private motorists. Higher fines, less tolerance for fuckery. I also know that there is a federal agency responsible for regulating commercial vehicle operations: the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration, or FMCSA. Screw up often enough or bad enough, they will take your licence and/or shut down your entire company.
I found the company on Google, and to the surprise of absolutely no one saw that other people had previously complained about their unprofessional drivers. I thought of leaving a review there, but realized that would do jack and shit. I thought of emailing the company, but figured that since this didn't appear to be an isolated incident they were probably already aware and possibly even promoted a bottom line, fly-by-night culture. I needed a way to put pressure on them too if I wanted anything to happen. I looked up the company on the FMCSA website. From there I was also able to discover the company's insurance carrier.
A plan formed in my mind. This bastard tried to end my life. I was going to make him pay the only way I could.
I decided to use the law of Shit Rolling Downhill to drop as much as I could on this fuck. First, I drafted a report to submit via the FMCSA complaint website. I detailed everything about the incident: time, location, and the identification of the truck. I made sure to illustrate that this person had shown no regard for human life.
After I submitted that official complaint, I wrote a similar letter to the company's insurance carrier. Thanks to the FMCSA company listing, I was even able to provide the policy number that they were carried under. I made sure to illustrate that this person was an untenable liability who had wantonly created enormous risk to safety and property. I mentioned that I had already submitted a report to the governing agency as well as the police.
Lastly, I wrote an email to the company (whose website was almost incomprehensibly cancerous) detailing the incident. I made sure to illustrate that their driver is a ticking time bomb that nearly lost their load, their tractor, and generally cost them a fortune. I mentioned that I had reported the incident to the police, the FMCSA, and their insurance carrier (which I named so they knew I wasn't blowing smoke).
Truth be told I have no way of knowing for sure what will happen when the Staties, FMCSA, and the insurance folks get to talking but I would put good money that this asshole gets his pink slip, at least. Maybe the company's premium will blow up, maybe their policy will get pulled, hell if I'm lucky maybe they'll even go under. A guy can dream.
TLDR: Truck driver tried to kill me, I went Full. Fucking. KAREN.
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2019.06.11 13:49 Manaliahire Global Automotive Airbags Market Estimated To Reach Around US$ 86 Billion by 2026

Global Automotive Airbags Market Estimated To Reach Around US$ 86 Billion by 2026
According to Acumen Research and Consulting, the global automotive airbag market size is expected to reach around US$ 86 billion by 2026 and the market is growing at a CAGR around 5.8 % throughout the forecast period 2019-2026.
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The growth of the automotive airbag market is stepping up consumer preferences towards safer cars. Continuing efforts to raise awareness of safety will boost product demand. Organizations such as the National Association of Automotive Dealers (NADA) launch awareness camps on airbag lifesaving capabilities. In the next six years, increasing buyer awareness will increase product demand.
In airbags on the automotive airbags market, nylon is preferable to polyester. During the projected period, nylon-based airbags are expected to have an important share and a high growth rate. Nylon-based airbags have better physical characteristics, such as increased impact strength, lower densities, and high specific heat capacity, than polyester. Nylon also needs more melting energy. Nylon is the preferred choice for automotive airbags due to its mentioned properties.
Auto airbags are one of the most important passive car security systems. The increase in the number of road accidents resulted in a higher number of vehicle airbags. Government authorities have implemented or implement compulsory use of vehicles airbags to minimize the fatality rates during accidents. This mandatory adoption is mainly supported by driver airbags— the airbag penetration is outstanding compared with other types of airbags.
The automotive airbag market share will be driven over the projected time frame by the continuous advances in vehicle security systems. In order to avoid injuries caused by airbags, industry participants develop a smart airbag with sensors. The sensors analyze the position, weight of the passenger, and calculate the durability of the airbag deployment.
Due to the use of frontal car airbags as a standard feature in most vehicles, the market size will grow strongly over the study timeframe. In the event of crash or accident, drivers and front passengers are highly likely to be hurt. The segment penetration will be driven by the development of an innovative Electronic Control Unit (ECU) products to increase production efficiency. The sensors collect and transmit information to the system.
With its use for most vehicle positions, the coated segment leads the automotive airbag market share. The coating ensures a smooth deployment and deflates after peak inflation. The coating also controls the permeability of the fabric, prevents hot inflator gasses and hot particulate pinholes. With its deployment for a front passenger seat, the uncoated segment will see steady growth over the study timeframe.
Due to a large number of heavy-duty vehicle crashes, commercial vehicles hold a significant part in the automotive airbag market. In 2015, approximately 415 000 commercial cars reported crashing, causing more than 3, 800 lives, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Commercial car manufacturers use systems to improve safety, thus driving the growth of the segment.
Due to the presence of the major automakers, including BMW, Fiat, Ford, Daimler, and DAF Trucks, Europe has a substantial share in the automotive airbag market. The emergence of regulations mandating safety systems for vehicle occupants will be showing strong growth in the Asia Pacific.
Key Players & Strategies
Due to the presence of key players such as Continental AG, Takata Corporation, and Hyundai Mobis Co, the airbag market share is very competitive. Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., Denso Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH, and Autoliv Inc. Ltd., also key players in the market. In order to reduce world traffic deaths, industry participants are significantly investing to develop new safety technology. Autoliv, for example, presented new Life cell airbag technology in January 2018 to provide autonomous protection regardless of the sitting position. Herstellers aim to increase production volumes to support increased airbag demand.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 1.1. Definition and Scope 1.1.1. Definition of Automotive Airbag 1.1.2. Market Segmentation 1.1.3. List of Abbreviations 1.2. Summary 1.2.1. Market Snapshot 1.2.2. Automotive Airbag Market By Position 1.2.2.1. Global Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Growth Rate Comparison By Position (2015-2026) 1.2.2.2. Global Automotive Airbag Market Revenue Share By Position in 2017 1.2.2.3. Frontal 1.2.2.4. Side Curtain 1.2.2.5. Side 1.2.2.6. Knee 1.2.2.7. Others 1.2.3. Automotive Airbag Market By Fabric 1.2.3.1. Global Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Growth Rate Comparison By Fabric (2015-2026) 1.2.3.2. Global Automotive Airbag Market Revenue Share By Fabric in 2017 1.2.3.3. Non-coated 1.2.3.4. Coated 1.2.3.5. Others 1.2.4. Automotive Airbag Market By Vehicle 1.2.4.1. Global Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Growth Rate Comparison By Vehicle (2015-2026) 1.2.4.2. Global Automotive Airbag Market Revenue Share By Vehicle in 2017 1.2.4.3. Commercial Vehicles 1.2.4.4. Passenger Vehicles 1.2.4.5. Others 1.2.5. Automotive Airbag Market By Distribution Channel 1.2.5.1. Global Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Growth Rate Comparison By Distribution Channel (2015-2026) 1.2.5.2. Global Automotive Airbag Market Revenue Share By Distribution Channel in 2017 1.2.5.3. OEM 1.2.5.4. Aftermarket 1.2.5.5. Others 1.2.6. Automotive Airbag Market by Geography 1.2.6.1. Global Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Growth Rate Comparison by Geography (2015-2026) 1.2.6.2. North America Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Growth Rate (2015-2026) 1.2.6.3. Europe Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Growth Rate (2015-2026) 1.2.6.4. Asia-Pacific Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Growth Rate (2015-2026) 1.2.6.5. Latin America Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Growth Rate (2015-2026) 1.2.6.6. Middle East and Africa (MEA) Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Growth Rate (2015-2026) CHAPTER 2. MARKET DYNAMICS AND COMPETITION ANALYSIS 2.1. Market Drivers 2.2. Restraints and Challenges 2.3. Growth Opportunities 2.4. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 2.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers 2.4.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers 2.4.3. Threat of Substitute 2.4.4. Threat of New Entrants 2.4.5. Degree of Competition 2.5. Value Chain Analysis 2.6. Cost Structure Analysis 2.6.1. Raw Material and Suppliers 2.6.2. Manufacturing Process Analysis 2.7. Regulatory Compliance 2.8. Competitive Landscape, 2017 2.8.1. Player Positioning Analysis 2.8.2. Key Strategies Adopted By Leading Players CHAPTER 3. MANUFACTURING PLANTS ANALYSIS 3.1. Capacity and Commercial Production Date of Global Automotive Airbag Major Manufacturers in 2017 3.2. Manufacturing Plants Distribution of Global Automotive Airbag Major Manufacturers in 2017 3.3. R&D Status and Technology Source of Global Automotive Airbag Major Manufacturers in 2017 3.4. Raw Materials Sources Analysis of Global Automotive Airbag Major Manufacturers in 2017 CHAPTER 4. Automotive Airbag Market By Position 4.1. Global Automotive Airbag Revenue By Position 4.2. Frontal 4.2.1. Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 4.2.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, By Region, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 4.3. Side Curtain 4.3.1. Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 4.3.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, By Region, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 4.4. Side 4.4.1. Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 4.4.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, By Region, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 4.5. Knee 4.5.1. Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 4.5.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, By Region, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 4.6. Others 4.6.1. Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 4.6.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, By Region, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) CHAPTER 5. Automotive Airbag Market By Fabric 5.1. Global Automotive Airbag Revenue By Fabric 5.2. Non-coated 5.2.1. Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 5.2.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, By Region, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 5.3. Coated 5.3.1. Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 5.3.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, By Region, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 5.4. Others 5.4.1. Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 5.4.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, By Region, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) CHAPTER 6. Automotive Airbag Market By Vehicle 6.1. Global Automotive Airbag Revenue By Vehicle 6.2. Commercial Vehicles 6.2.1. Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 6.2.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, By Region, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 6.3. Passenger Vehicles 6.3.1. Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 6.3.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, By Region, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 6.4. Others 6.4.1. Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 6.4.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, By Region, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) CHAPTER 7. Automotive Airbag Market By Distribution Channel 7.1. Global Automotive Airbag Revenue By Distribution Channel 7.2. OEM 7.2.1. Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 7.2.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, By Region, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 7.3. Aftermarket 7.3.1. Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 7.3.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, By Region, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 7.4. Others 7.4.1. Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 7.4.2. Market Revenue and Forecast, By Region, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) CHAPTER 8. North America Automotive Airbag Market By Country 8.1. North America Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 8.2. North America Automotive Airbag Market Revenue Share Comparison, 2015 & 2026 (%) 8.3. U.S. 8.3.1. U.S. Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 8.3.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 8.4. Canada 8.4.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 8.4.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 8.5. Mexico 8.5.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 8.5.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) CHAPTER 9. Europe Automotive Airbag Market By Country 9.1. Europe Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 9.2. Europe Automotive Airbag Market Revenue Share Comparison, 2015 & 2026 (%) 9.3. UK 9.3.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 9.3.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 9.4. Germany 9.4.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 9.4.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 9.5. France 9.5.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 9.5.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 9.6. Spain 9.6.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 9.6.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 9.7. Rest of Europe 9.7.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 9.7.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) CHAPTER 10. Asia-Pacific Automotive Airbag Market By Country 10.1. Asia-Pacific Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 10.2. Asia-Pacific Automotive Airbag Market Revenue Share Comparison, 2015 & 2026 (%) 10.3. China 10.3.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 10.3.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 10.4. Japan 10.4.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 10.4.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 10.5. India 10.5.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 10.5.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 10.6. Australia 10.6.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 10.6.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 10.7. South Korea 10.7.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 10.7.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 10.8. Rest of Asia-Pacific 10.8.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 10.8.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) CHAPTER 11. Latin America Automotive Airbag Market By Country 11.1. Latin America Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 11.2. Latin America Automotive Airbag Market Revenue Share Comparison, 2015 & 2026 (%) 11.3. Brazil 11.3.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 11.3.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 11.4. Argentina 11.4.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 11.4.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 11.5. Rest of Latin America 11.5.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 11.5.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) CHAPTER 12. Middle East Automotive Airbag Market By Country 12.1. Middle East Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 12.2. Middle East Automotive Airbag Market Revenue Share Comparison, 2015 & 2026 (%) 12.3. Saudi Arabia 12.3.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 12.3.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 12.4. UAE 12.4.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 12.4.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 12.5. Rest of Middle East 12.5.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 12.5.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) CHAPTER 13. Africa Automotive Airbag Market By Country 13.1. Africa Automotive Airbag Market Revenue and Growth Rate, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 13.2. Africa Automotive Airbag Market Revenue Share Comparison, 2015 & 2026 (%) 13.3. South Africa 13.3.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 13.3.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 13.4. Egypt 13.4.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 13.4.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 13.5. Rest of Africa 13.5.1. Market Revenue and Forecast By Position, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) 13.5.2. Market Revenue and Forecast By End-user, 2015 - 2026 ($Million) CHAPTER 14. COMPANY PROFILE 14.1. Continental AG 14.1.1. Company Snapshot 14.1.2. Overview 14.1.3. Financial Overview 14.1.4. Product Portfolio 14.1.5. Key Developments 14.1.6. Strategies 14.2. Takata Corporation 14.2.1. Company Snapshot 14.2.2. Overview 14.2.3. Financial Overview 14.2.4. Product Portfolio 14.2.5. Key Developments 14.2.6. Strategies 14.3. Hyundai Mobis Co 14.3.1. Company Snapshot 14.3.2. Overview 14.3.3. Financial Overview 14.3.4. Product Portfolio 14.3.5. Key Developments 14.3.6. Strategies 14.4. Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. 14.4.1. Company Snapshot 14.4.2. Overview 14.4.3. Financial Overview 14.4.4. Product Portfolio 14.4.5. Key Developments 14.4.6. Strategies 14.5. Denso Corporation 14.5.1. Company Snapshot 14.5.2. Overview 14.5.3. Financial Overview 14.5.4. Product Portfolio 14.5.5. Key Developments 14.5.6. Strategies 14.6. Robert Bosch GmbH 14.6.1. Company Snapshot 14.6.2. Overview 14.6.3. Financial Overview 14.6.4. Product Portfolio 14.6.5. Key Developments 14.6.6. Strategies 14.7. Autoliv Inc. Ltd. 14.7.1. Company Snapshot 14.7.2. Overview 14.7.3. Financial Overview 14.7.4. Product Portfolio 14.7.5. Key Developments 14.7.6. Strategies 14.8. Others 14.8.1. Company Snapshot 14.8.2. Overview 14.8.3. Financial Overview 14.8.4. Product Portfolio 14.8.5. Key Developments 14.8.6. Strategies CHAPTER 15. RESEARCH APPROACH 15.1. Research Methodology 15.1.1. Initial Data Search 15.1.2. Secondary Research 15.1.3. Primary Research 15.2. Assumptions and Scope
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2019.05.27 02:22 dino111111 Is Streamliner Bus Lines Reno's latest Scam???

Recently a couple people began spamming the internet {and reddit } with postings advertising a new bus line - Inland Streamliner but the postings proved problematical in several ways:
  1. Readers quickly discovered several problematical policies on their FAQ page (no baggy pants, English only, $100,000 fine for smoking at bus stops, no undocumented immigrants) that were not indicative of serious business practices.
  2. The "bus company" apparently is taking reservations for next July (at the earliest) while still soliciting for bus driver jobs. The company urges you to "pay in advance" - which would be six weeks from now at the earliest.
  3. Most of the photos that this "company" posts are of Greyhound busses or other unnamed buses. There is not a single photo of a single "Inland Streamliner" marked bus.
  4. MOST disturbingly the "bus company" does not have a corporate listing in Nevada's state corporate business directory!! The closest listing for "Streamliner" appears to be a dissolved corporation by what appears to be the wife mother of the young "owner", John Wang. He has no Nevada State Business license at all :(
  5. They're also not insured or registered with the DOT. (credit to ShakaTheUrbanZulu for that tip)
So, no actual corporate entity, no actual bus, no actual drivers, no actual scheduled rides until early July BUT they want you to make your reservation early! Watta deal ....
Smells like a scam to me.
EDIT: After being called out on the lack of Nevada business license the owner apparently created one today. The information contained on it appears to be ...dubious ... at best
Edit 2: A photo of his bus with his company trademark and Nazi-style logo was found submitted to the internets by the owner ... It carries a Minnesota tag and is apparently unlicensed in Nevada
EDIT 3: I tried to book a small trip so I could actually show the AG's office that this guy is selling tickets but ... SURPRISE! .... he disabled that function so you can't actually book anything. If I could book something then he lists the price from Reno to Tahho on Jul 6th as $129 WITH my Vets discount - one way. What the fuckety fuck ??? The normal South Tahoe Airporter shuttle costs $39 on that day for comparison. Obviously this guy is an idiot and this is NOT a real business.
EDIT 4 - Reliable sources have told me that they were indeed able to purchase tickets from this idiot's website so he is absolutely committing fraud at this point. Expect to hear a lot more about him soon.
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2017.04.24 23:23 Richiesaurus310 CRST and US Xpress are actually more dangerous than Knight-Swift.

I drove for Swift my rookie year back in 2015 and thoroughly enjoy Swift fail memes and jokes. I feel all bad trucking companies should be pointed out. It turns out US Xpress and CRST deserve some of the attention Swift has been getting.
I constantly hear that Swift is involved in so many crashes because of the size of the company. They've now gotten even bigger merging with Knight. These numbers look at crashes per truck as opposed to just total number of crashes. Of course Swift has more total crashes since they're huge, so that doesn't prove anything. These numbers prove having more crashes per truck has nothing to do with the amount of trucks on the road that each company has. These numbers are over the last 2 years.
Source of numbers used: http://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/query.asp?searchtype=ANY&query_type=queryCarrierSnapshot&query_param=MC_MX&query_string=136818
Knight-Swift crash statistics over last two years: 2,657 crashes, 66 involved fatalities, and 767 involved an injury.
KNIGHT-SWIFT 21,576 Power Units: 12.3% of the fleet was involved in crashes over the last 2 years, 1/326 of the fleet was involved in a fatal crash over the last 2 years, 1/28 of the fleet was involved in a crash that involved an injury over the last 2 years.
JB HUNT 14,354 Power Units: 8.2% of fleet involved in crashes, 1/652 fatal, 1/36 injury, Knight-Swift has 1.5x more trucks but Knight-Swift has 2.3x more accidents.
SCHNEIDER 12,937 Power Units: 7.8% of fleet involved in crashes, 1/446 fatal, 1/47 injury, Knight-Swift has 1.7x more trucks but has 2.6x more accidents.
XPO/CONWAY 8,803 Power Units: 6.4% of fleet involved in crashes, 1/440 fatal, 1/48 injury, Knight-Swift has 2.4x more trucks but has 4.7x more accidents.
YRC 8,483 Power Units: 6.7% of fleet involved in crashes, 1/530 fatal, 1/48 injury, Knight-Swift has 2.5x more trucks but has 4.7x more accidents.
US XPRESS 5,632 Power Units: 13.5% of fleet involved in crashes, 1/268 fatal, 1/23 injury, Knight-Swift has 3.8x more trucks but only has 3.5x more accidents.
CRST 1,928 Power Units: 21% of fleet involved in crashes, 1/160 fatal, 1/14 injury, Knight-Swift has 11.2x more trucks but only has 6.6x more accidents.
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2017.04.19 21:37 tosle Mover's DOT status Not Authorized?

What does it mean when a mover's DOT number shows Operating Status: Not Authorized?
NYC Green Line Movers gave me the best price but I noticed that red text on their SAFER page.
http://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/query.asp?query_type=queryCarrierSnapshot&query_param=USDOT&query_string=1621071
There's a couple of other green line websites with similar names so I'm not sure whether they're just for different states or it's something shady. They do have yelp reviews (some pretty recent) and my friend used the NJ one (but a while back) which is why I was thinking of using them. The NJ one's DOT number was also Not Authorized...
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2016.07.24 16:29 Slitherio43 Some Advice To Teachers Who Use Chartered Buses For Trips To DC And Other Locations

A friend who is a teacher was asking me about booking a class trip as I have 10 years experience in the field. I decided to share the advice here for others. I apologize for the length in advance,
Firstly, motorcoach (the kind of fancy tour buses for DC trips) travel is safe, cost effective, and popular. Its a hard job but rewarding for the people doing it.
When you charter a tour bus (motorcoach) from a bus company the two main factors at play are time and miles. A driver can drive for 10 hours a day then must be off 8 consecutive hours per federal rules. The 10 hours starts when they get behind the wheel and move the bus. If the trip cannot be covered by 1 driver, they will use a bump-out driver at some point. Generally this means driver 1 drives until they are out of hours and will meet up with driver 2 out at a rest stop or motel somewhere, they will switch out and the 2nd driver (who is well rested) continues driving.
When you plan the trip itinerary, especially for multiple days you must account for the driver's 8 consecutive hours off, only 10 hours of drive time. Don't run your driver into the ground.
A good company will help you plan. Additionally there are tour guide outfits that will work with you to make an itinerary.
Read the contract and possibly negotiate for breakdowns. Again, read the contract! Understand the contract! Breakdowns will occur. You should see if there is any clause for breakdowns and what they may do for compensation if anything.
Now a brief word on bus safety. There are several exits. 2 roof, a door entrance, and window exits usually marked by red handles. If the bus is involved in an accident, the quickest way out is the door or the windows. Per federal regulation a brief safety lecture must be given at the beginning of the trip before the bus moves. It can be a video, audio, and the driver can give the speech. If the driver forgets to do this, make them! The lecture should cover exits, features, etc.
As of 2014 ( when I changed careers) the following things were true. These buses are not federally crash tested like your car. They were exempt. By the regulations each seat is a cargo containment area and the cargo is people. They did not have seat belts, i'm assuming for similar reasons. The government has mandated that 2016 is when manufacturers will need to be including seat belts but anything built before that cut-in date WILL NOT need retrofitted. Some bus manufacturers were ahead of the curve and have been building with seat belts for years. Try to get one with seat belts and use them.
Buses usually win in an accident scenario. They are bigger and heavier that the other vehicle and tend to be the better vehicle to be in. When they tip over is where most serious/fatal injuries occur. Once a bus is on its side it generally has plenty of momentum moving forward. The 6 foot safety glass windows explode and disintegrate and many crush injuries/fatalities occur due to passengers ending up on the low and getting sucked out and crushed. For this reason you should seek out bus company that has a belt system if at all possible.
You should inquire if the bus company uses recapped tires. These are used tires that have been wore out and then get new tread applied. Federal rules do not allow recaps on the steer (front tires) but do allow them anywhere else. Recap tend to fail at a higher rate than new tires. Flat tires result in downtime and will mess with your schedule. Most companies I have run across use new tires on all wheels.
You should inquire if the company does CRIMINAL background checks on their drivers. Many schools that book do not seem to ever ask this question - ever. They assume. They are wrong. Criminal is in caps because they may try to lie to you and claim they though you were referring to previous employer background checks (which are hilariously limited in what they can ask).
Buses must be inspected by the state yearly. They put a huge sticker with the state entity on it in a highly conspicuous location on the exterior. It must be visible from the outside so the law enforcement or carrier enforcement can see at a glance the inspection is current. Generally this is done by motor carrier enforcement (Highway Patrol). If that sticker is missing the bus isn't legal and may be stopped.
Drivers must be drug/alcohol tested randomly per regulation. Inquire that the company's drug testing program is in compliance with DOT rules and testing rates. Drivers must get a physical per regulation. There are two year physicals and one year physicals. Two years are for healthier drivers with blood pressure in check, no diabetes, etc. One years are for drivers that have high blood pressure and other minor issues.
The industry is governed by two main entities. The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA). DOT is concerned with highway (safety, tagging, lights , etc.). The FMCSA governs the rules for the bus industry (Driver hours, safety inspections, motorcoach safety, etc.). The FMCSA has a very useful website that you should consult. They keep metrics on the safety records of a company and have tips for the end consumer. It is https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety. From there are two very important links that should be looked at first:
http://safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/CompanySnapshot.aspx This link allows you to search the DOT number (which is required to even engage in the business and must be conspicuously posted on the exterior of the vehicle) or, if you don't have that, search by company name. Every registered transportation company has a file. If you can't find the company's name on this list or their DOT number there is a very serious issue and must be researched.
Once you type in the information and submit it the web site will provide a list. Click on the company and you'll get a new screen with a ton of useful data. Location, number of drivers at last report, number of buses, etc. and most importantly if they are allowed to operate interstate and carry passengers. these lines will have an X by them.
Scrolling down you will find the number of inspections broken down by driver and vehicle. These are the inspections that the company has incurred on the road. DOT, law enforcement will periodically ask to review the drivers records or ask to do a roadside inspection of the vehicle. This usually occurs when the group is at a attraction, IE amusement park, museum. These inspections are luck of the draw so a high number of them means nothing. The Out of service (OOS) number is what matters. That means an inspection was done and issues were found that were severe enough that the vehicle or driver was actually taken OOS and not allowed to continue. If this happens your trip will be really affected as they will not allow an OOS driver or vehicle back on the road until the issues are corrected. Zero percent is best and shows a company committed to safety.
Scrolling down further, you will see the number of accidents that have been reported to the FMCSA in the last 2 years. Zeros are great. You will see there are a few classifications, tow-able, injury, and fatal. To make this list an accident would have to result in medical attention being delivered away from the scene of the accident, a fatality, or damage to a vehicle that is so severe it cannot be driven from the scene. This metric does not cover scrapes and dings (minor accidents).
At the bottom of the page is the last time the company was audited by the government. The best they give you is Satisfactory. The type of review is generally a compliance review which means it was a general audit.
The other link is https://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/SMS/Search/Index.aspx. Search your company out and it gives a bit more information that the previous link. the information you want is centered in the BASICS are (no idea what that stands for) By clicking on each one and scrolling down you can see graphs over time for violations and what the violations were. The graphs should descend over time as old violations age out and drop off the metrics. New violations will make the graph rise. Good, safe companies will be near zero.
With this information you will be able to make sure your students are with a safe and reputable company that has a track history of safety.
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2016.03.02 21:03 summerlin702 [NV] Someone has stolen my father's trucking company information and is using it to move freight around the country.

UPDATE:
Thank you Reddit and /legaladvice for setting up this community. My deepest gratitude to foxhunter who has helped me navigate this process. I'll leave you all with some steps to take should you ever face the same problem:
Links:
  1. https://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/default.aspx
  2. http://www.safersys.org/CompanySnapshot.aspx
  3. https://dataqs.fmcsa.dot.gov/
  4. http://www.carrier411.com/
  5. http://www.martindale.com/
Best of luck.

Our family has no experience in dealing with the law, I need guidance on what we should do. Here is a bit about what is happening:
My father has a tiny trucking company in Las Vegas, NV he just formed. His company was recently audited by the Department of Transportation (because of this man who is illegally using our information) and in the course of the audit we learned that an individual with multiple prior criminal convictions is using my father's company information to get loads and move freight. This man also tried to take out insurance policies for his trucks using our information. As a result, my father is now in the process of closing the company. The auditor advised us to get legal but the problem is we have little experience with the law and we are poor. Please feel free to ask for more details, I will edit them into the post as I see the inquiries come in.
My questions:
My father's first language is Spanish, he has difficulties communicating in English, should we look for a Spanish-speaking lawyer or do lawyers normally have other methods to interpret?
What type of lawyer should we look for (Criminal, Personal Injury, etc)?
How does one normally find a competent lawyer?
Is it possible to find a competent lawyer if we are poor?
Is there a case here or is closing the company all we can do?
Are we supposed to contact law enforcement?
I will also be grateful for any other advice. Thank you all.
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