Drivers say they are missing paychecks after trucking company dissolves

Former employees say that they never received paychecks for work that they did for an Illinois trucking company that quietly shut its doors for good earlier this month. Truck driver Ihab Kamal says that he has been trying for four months to get the paycheck that he is owed from Park Ridge, Illinois-based trucking company Alex Logistics Inc. Kamal said that he began working for Alex Logistics in September of 2018 and that he received regular paychecks at first. Later, though, he says the paychecks stopped coming and attempts to reach out to the company led nowhere. Kamal says that he is owed more than $1200 in pay and has struggled to pay his bills. A report from CBS 2 says that Alex Logistics lost insurance coverage in October 2018 and voluntarily dissolved in January 2019. Kamal says that he has reported Alex Logistics to the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and hopes that the agency can help him to recover his paychecks. Ihab Kamal’s wife Ikram said, “They just needed to be called out on it. I mean, people work hard for their money. Trucking is not easy. You know, they put their lives on the line, and for them to just not get the money, it’s just not fair.” Alex Logistics employed around 70 truck drivers while it was still in operation, according to FMCSA documents, and many of them have reported similar experiences in online reviews. For more, take a look at the report below.

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