Im not sure how to do this but i started a group on Facebook called Just for Help and a lady joined yesterday with a big need and i would like to share her story with you and see if you can somehow help her Please .................Jenny BerryThank you for the add....I have been humiliated so bad.... I need help, just anything from my fellow trucker's or anybody that can help me. Please....I'm getting my phone (it just got cut off) & internet cut off, losing my house & truck, I hoped it wouldn't get this bad before I found a job....I had a serious melt down few days ago, and just had to get off computer and try to regroup....I have had people contact me with promises of financial help to get me thru this, and I relayed this to my bank, phone company, etc., only to be lied to and let down because I really trusted them....Please I am all alone and need support not cruelty.....If we as truckers can help those in need on the road, I don't understand why me, a trucker myself needs help at home and can't get it....I will repay anybody's kindness ten fold.....I know I am a stranger to most, but I am a human being that is begging for help....I am not a gold digger & I believe my page shows I have worked hard for what I have accomplished in my life....Please someone anyone reach out to me as I have done for others so many times...I have no other options but to pray & hope......My address is on my page if can just send food....The post office is couple blocks from my house...They have never delivered mail in town here to our homes is why I have PO Box....My car insurance just cancelled and could be reinstated within a day or two if I had the funds....My name is Jenny Berry, and I have lived here in Minnesota Lake, Minnesota for 24 years.
Here is a timeline of everything that has happened that lead to where I am at now:5-9-13 Leased to a company that promised to keep me rolling & get me to Mississippi often to see my 96 year old grandma because she is all I have left. Sheraised me. Things went okay for the first couple months. I was North of Seattle last July. I unloaded, and called in for my reload info. The load was inSeattle, and to heavy to haul, so I told dispatch I couldn't haul it. Five minutes later the owner called me threatening to leave me sit out there for aslong as she chooses, threatened to cut my fuel cards off, cancel my plates & insurance on truck. I took the load anyway because I was scared. I wentto Seattle picked up the load, and made it almost back to Spokane, WA, and decided to put fuel in. They had cancelled my fuel cards even while I wasunder a load. I couldn't get the owner til next morning, and was told I was being taught a lesson, and if I didn't apologize I would be terminated on thespot. I had done nothing wrong, & the abuse I suffered that day and the days to come was horrible. Thirty years out here driving and never beentreated like this. I taped the conversation because of what had happened before I loaded. It was a couple days with no food after that because theywouldn't give me an advance to eat on. I couldn't afford to quit because they last company I was leased to didn't pay me, & I was struggling as it wasto get back on my feet. My lease with them also stated if I quit before six months was up I would have to pay back $750.00 plus .07 a mile for everymile I ran loaded & empty so far. I couldn't take the chance on falling behind on my bills so I stuck it out. November 9th, 2013 was my six months.My grandma begged me not to quit until I got a load to come see her, so here is what happened next.11-16-13 I took a load from Minnesota at the yard to Chattanooga, TN with the promise they would get me back to MN to pick my load up to go see mygrandma for three days (26th which was my grandmas 96th birthday, 27th, 28th).11-19-13 Unloaded Chattanooga, TN. Called in for reload and load was to heavy so turned it down. Same thing as before, owner called me back & threatenedme like before. Finally at the last minute in the day they got me a load for next morning to get me back to MN to pick up my loaded trailer to goto Mississippi to see my grandma.11-22-13 I called them & asked if they got me an appointment yet for the load I was bringing back & they said just bring it back to the yard because theycouldn't get appointment til following Monday. I got back to the yard at 10 AM, went inside turned my paperwork in so I would get paid on thefollowing Friday, & get my load info. I was there til about 4:30 PM letting them abuse the heck out of me because I didn't want to take a loadthat was illegal to haul because of the weight, & making me answer questions they already knew the answers to. I kept asking if I could just get myload info and pick up my loaded trailer and they finally told me when they where ready to go home that they had no load for me. The owner saidwhy don't you just take the week off. I had no choice. I came home, broke the news to my grandma that I couldn't come down. I was caught up onmy bills except my house & truck at this point. I picked up a few groceries with what I had when I got home & thought when I got my check FridayI could make my October & November house & truck payments ($1,820.00), plus maybe have enough for more groceries, pay bills that would becoming due December 1st.11-29-13 Check was only $46.02. I tried calling them with no luck. I was devastated. I knew I was in trouble and had to find another place to lease my truck.I called OOIDA and a lawyer but was told they could drag this out and it won't help me right now. They also have my escrow money of about$2,000.00.12-2-13 I listened to a friend that is a company driver for an outfit that I could lease to. Got things going with them, and sounded good.12-12-13 Went to doctor for drug test. Asked the doctor if they could check me out because I take thyroid medication & had broke my pelvic Februarylast year and didn't feel quite right. They said they couldn't so set me up with an appointment for the next week.12-17-13 Went to doctor and was told I had severe pelvic infection and also wanted to set me up with a thyroid ultrasound because they thought I hadthyroid cancer. The doctor called the drug store so I could get my medicines because I had no money and said if they worked I wouldn't haveto be put in hospital to get it intravenously and I should be able to get back in my truck.12-19-13 Went to hospital for ultrasound and when I came home fed ex had delivered a package at my front door. It was the lease contract for thiscompany I was going to lease to. I started reading it and faxed copy to OOIDA. They called me back and said don't sign it. They wanted $4,400.00escrow plus too much else. That is why they wouldn't send me lease to begin with. I was so hurt and angry at myself for spending all thattime trying to get going with them.12-20-13 Doctor called and said I was cancer free but thyroid was swollen real bad they think because of infection. I started right away looking foranother place to lease to only to send in applications and make calls, to be told it will probably be after the first of the year.1-2-13 Banker called and said nobody has called him and he needed money. That's when I realized my world was falling apart. Had another friend that wasgoing to help with phone & internet, but didn't. Had others promised food and financial help only to lie.
This is the best I can explain this. People keep offering companies to go to not realizing I am hurting so much more than that. I have called enough companies that I know I can get leased on soon, but now with no phone, and soon no internet it's not going to happen. People have to have a way to contact me and me them. Companies now require you to have these for work. My car insurance is lapsed, and could be reinstated within a few days, but I don't have it. I have no credit cards and live a purty simple life. I have lived here for 24 years and only have 2 years left on my house & 1 year left on my truck. I don't want to ask for help but I need help and will repay any kindness given. I have been pouring my heart and soul out only to be lied or laughed at by some. It is so cruel and I am only human. I am so alone