From a 25 February review on the MHL Transport Facebook page. At this point, the allegations sound like a broken record:
Stay far away. Roadrider,MHL and Riteway is the worst company I’ve worked for. 7 months and my deductions were $3000 more than my gross. And he still insists I owe him $17,000 for truck repairs. He double brokers on military loads and charges $2100 for trailer rental. Adds on extra deductions like cargo downstroke and he thinks a profit sharing program he has is awesome. 1 month the sharing was $2.75. He has made many owner Operators go broke. STAY AWAY FROM THIS group of companies. He’s been taken to court multiple times
MHL responded to a different 1-star review on the same page in this following exchange, which was then joined by the above driver and another driver who opined “This place is a joke.”
In the exchange, MHL assumes the role of legal expert and alleges that the Facebook commentary is “very serious slander” and “could result in some unfortunate consequences” for the poster – clearly an attempt to stifle criticism of the company by intimating legal action. It’s very easy to threaten legal action, people do it all the time, but it’s much harder to follow through on it. Proving that an accusation is actually slander would require that the accusation be baseless. Proving baselessness would require shedding light on the accusations and determining their veracity. The drivers I’m dealing with would welcome that scrutiny and publicity. Based on their conversations, it is forthcoming.
The fact that these claims have appeared so many times, by so many different individuals, is either an anomaly or it suggests something. The MHL rep states these are “disgruntled people” as a result of “miscommunication or misunderstanding” with a “vengeful attitude.” She may very well believe that – I have no way of knowing what she does or does not know. But it is certainly strange that there are so many people – my friend included – all saying similar things.