First Carriers

#1
First Carriers O/A 1093366
182 - 2 County Court Blvd
Brampton, ON
L8W 4V1
Jade

Anyone contemplaing working with this company please read this first. On Feb 23rd one of my dispatchers booked a load with this company to load in Tillsonburg, ON for Medicine Hat, AB. They were to load on Feb 24th and deliver on the 27th or 28th. Road was booked for a dry van. Carrier is newer and had all the proper paperwork WSIB and insurance.

They loaded on the 24th of Feb, and our shipper called us after loading to advise that they loaded a rail container not a dry van.

We verified with the carrier and were advised road. I did not feel trusting about this but gave the benefit of the doubt noting on the phone and via email that if it did not arrive on it's intended date we'd be pretty skeptical. Needless to say it arrived late. So we did verify that they moved it via rail. The carrier was forthcoming at that point noting that the dispatcher who booked this quit. Needless to say we were not willing to pay road rates for rail service.We advised the carrier we would pay rail rates but needed confirmation first that they paid their outsourced agents who drayed and moved the can. WE could not trust that they were paying their carrier seeing the really double brokered it.

Well they weren't having any of that they threatened to claim against our shipper and consignee which they have now done. We received notice that they filed a small claims in Ontario. I believe we have all our ducks in a row other then this carrier makes us look bad to our customer. The payable isn't even due yet it's due on the 24th.

I also had conversations with a company from BC that I work with who said that First Carriers double brokered them a load and didn't pay them.

So please do your homework prior to use or working for be cautious.
 
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#2
Hi Packrule

This carrier used to go by MET Transport and bilked us out of about $10k by double brokering and not paying their bills. I just double checked the numbered company, and also this address and they are both the same as MET had in the past. Seems MET closed up shop, changed names and started doing the exact same thing as before.

Did you get anywhere with this? I would love to try and figure out how to recoup my losses somehow, and I believe there was someone else in these forums that had major issues with MET in the past
 
#3
Sorry Mark I missed your post on this. We did figure out what happened. First Carriers used TransX so we paid them. But TransX was in close to $5oK to First Carriers by the time they found out they were not paying.

VTL and Continental Freight Movers from Oshawa are all in this game together. And sure enough in about 3 months they will be doing it again as 3 new company names.
 
#4
There are alot of companies in this 'game' together Packrule.

First Carriers
Continental Freight Movers
VTL Transport (Venture Line Transport)
True North Trucking
QCT Inc.
MET Transport (Montreal Express Transport)

Too bad about TransX if that's the case.
 
#5
QCT INC / VTL TRANSPORT (MISSISSAUGA)

Does anyone have any outstanding invoices with these guys and getting the run around? We have invoices owing from close to 1 year old.

If yes, please Private message me asap.

Thank you.
 
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#6
There are alot of companies in this 'game' together Packrule.

First Carriers
Continental Freight Movers
VTL Transport (Venture Line Transport)
True North Trucking
QCT Inc.
MET Transport (Montreal Express Transport)

Too bad about TransX if that's the case.
Sorry Mark I missed your post on this. We did figure out what happened. First Carriers used TransX so we paid them. But TransX was in close to $5oK to First Carriers by the time they found out they were not paying.

VTL and Continental Freight Movers from Oshawa are all in this game together. And sure enough in about 3 months they will be doing it again as 3 new company names.
Could you please PM me your contact details? Thank you.
 

lowmiler88

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#7
Goldlink this is the 4th post on these guys from you and I'm guessing I will see more 1 is more than enough. I know you are upset and rightly so but posting the same messages 4 or 5 times on this site will not get you any farther.
 

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