Aberstar Fast Freight

#21
--You know what BREATHLESS if you have something to say how about you give me a call my name is Jessica 519-684-6782. I don't know who you are, or what your problem is but you choose to hide behind a fake name and have lots of BS to PM me about and to post. How about you tell me who you are and how I have done you wrong instead of making unsubstantiated remarks for all to see. If I no longer use you as a carrier chances are there is very good reason for that.
 
#22
Aberstar

I've dealt with Aberstar for quite a few years and have never had a problem with the carrier side of their business. As to any other businesses their associated with, I have no direct knowledge of, but have read the ripoff report. I do have some indirect experience about some who have become owner/operators (not with them), and the ones I've seen fail have been severely under capitalized and not done any meaningful cash flow projections, or have been able to understand their costs or been able to measure them accurately. It's always been relatively easy to develop an entry strategy into this business, but an exit strategy never seems be have been given much thought. Is it fair to say that they have been the authors of their own misfortune?
 
#26
Marc & Cleo

Never Ceases To Amaze Me....i Visit This Site Once Or Twice A Year...i Am Too Busy Taking Care Of Business During Tough Economic Times~~~ You Guys Are Obviously Not The Owners Of The Company....to Have Any Kind Of Time To Get Into These....what Did You Call Them "pissin Matches" On This Forum.
This Forum Was Intended As An Industry Support To Practices That I Would Think Most Of You In Business Already Have As Part Of Your Infrastructure. For Example. Although I Appreciate Some Of The Comments On This Site, I Would Never Depend On This Site To Do My "credit Checks For Me" Or Guide Me As To Who I Should Or Should Not Extend Credit To!! False Insurance, Deadbeats Yadda, Yadda, Yadda.....people Get With The Program. Industry, Being In Business Will Always Have These Pitfalls....hey
You Are Responsible For Your ' Own Due Diligence"...if You Can't Take The Heat....get Out Of The Kitchen
 
#27
This site

I quite disagree with some of the comments that said about this site by Marc&Cleo. The information that you read on site is informative. As a business owner myself and can't always get out and about to know what's going on in the trucking world. Most of the information I would get previously would be from drivers who would get information from other company drivers. Reading some of the comments on this site about some of the other companies, my dispatchers have less problems with dispatching and our losses and claims are way down. It is so easy for scum buckets to get involved in this business and make alot of quick money and disappear. We all know that taking people to court costs money and even if you win it doesn't mean you will get paid. This is probally the best credit checking site there is. The information on this site is fresh and reliable not like the credit agencys who are working with information 6 months old. With this site we are able to locate them faster and keep those scum buckets in the bucket where they belong.
 
#29
All the things you hear about Kennedy are true. It is common knowledge in the industry that Aberstar and Kennedy are related in their dealings. They have a terrible reputation in the industry and frankly, I haven't ever met someone in the trucking industry who wasn't aware of their pernicious business practices.

It is not only the naive newbies to the industry that they are ripping off, but also the leasing companies they deal with, and the carriers they place these new drivers with as well. Many carriers will not take on another Kennedy recruit any more (except for guess who?), and most leasing companies won't provide a lease for Kennedy's clients any more either. They have pretty well exhausted the locals and they are reaching out overseas to recruit honest, hardworking people from other countries to bring their families and life savings over here, to spend on the opportunity of a lifetime. They leave a wake of broken dreams, financial ruin, and shattered lives in their path and I don't have a clue how the owners or employees can sleep at night.

You can see the strong arm they wield if you have a look at 'Michelle's' post on ripoff.com and see how she retracted her statements. It's pretty obvious they weren't retracted in good faith. Perhaps that is why people speak online with anonymity.

I am not bashing anyone here or anywhere else for doing business with Aberstar though. If the price is right, the service is good, and their owner/operators stick with them, how can a business not take advantage of that? If we all lived by principles, we wouldn't be eating tomatoes or doing any number of things in our daily lives. I'm thankful for sites such as these that can at least try to educate the unknowing about the sharks amongst us. Reality bites, but hopefully someone somewhere will avoid being bitten after reading this thread.
 
#35
I quite disagree with some of the comments that said about this site by Marc&Cleo. The information that you read on site is informative. As a business owner myself and can't always get out and about to know what's going on in the trucking world. Most of the information I would get previously would be from drivers who would get information from other company drivers. Reading some of the comments on this site about some of the other companies, my dispatchers have less problems with dispatching and our losses and claims are way down. It is so easy for scum buckets to get involved in this business and make alot of quick money and disappear. We all know that taking people to court costs money and even if you win it doesn't mean you will get paid. This is probably the best credit checking site there is. The information on this site is fresh and reliable not like the credit agency's who are working with information 6 months old. With this site we are able to locate them faster and keep those scum buckets in the bucket where they belong.
I agree with Needtoknow. This is an informative site and a necessary site. It is sites like this that at least to some degree keep unethical owners/companies on the up and up to some degree.... or at least accountable for their actions. Without this site or ripoffreport.com, bad owners would have the run of the land and screw people over without a care in the world. So Kudos to this site. If a company is doing a great job and treating their customers right there should be no reason to see them end up here with a negative review.... if they do often than where there is smoke there is fire. And that is my friends...informative information that a customer likes to know.

PS: I have used Aberstar as well and have had excellent service from them .....much better than Over The Road in fact although I use both. I however do not know about the claims that are posted here of the scamming and losses of folks life savings so if that is true than that does upset me too. But for now I cannot prove that for myself.
 
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#36
Aberstar is owned by Kennedy Transport but it's under his stepson Chad.

They have put so many people out of business.

DRUGS, LAUNDERING MONEY, FRAUD. They all have been in jail - St.Gelais is the stepfather - check back - they were all over the TORONTO STAR,
 
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MikeJr

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#39
Hey guys,

I heard (from a solid source) that there have been layoffs at Aberstar (several office and safety staff).
Have they been replaced?
Is everything ok over there?
I hope so, we were always quite happy with the service and the people we dealt with...

Keep well,

Mike
 
#40
Yes we have been laid off. Danny, myself (Jackie) and Mark from health and safety..So if anyone is hiring I'm available! LOL..

I understand if you call Aberstar they will tell you I'm not in today...haha..
 
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