Trucking School Faces Lawsuit
To prepare for truck driving jobs—Pennsylvania or Indiana truck driving jobs, for example—students often enroll in training schools. But for students of one school, the experience turned sour.
A Michigan trucking school is facing a lawsuit from seven former students, Land Line Magazine reports. The plaintiffs have accused the Nu-Way Truck Driver Training Center of fraudulently enticing them to sign school contracts. They are seeking compensatory damages and other expenses.
The plaintiffs claim that the school misled them as to the income they could expect to make upon graduation and made false statements about its “lifetime job placement services,” which it said would help students find company driver jobs and other positions. Allegedly, the school also misled the plaintiffs by saying their future employers would reimburse some of their tuition costs.
After graduation, the former students said that their starting salaries were less than half of the amount the school had advertised and that the school’s job placement service consisted of searches for trucking jobs that the students could have conducted independently for no cost. The students also said that they owed the school their full tuition amounts.
The president of the Nu-Way Truck Driver Training Center told the magazine that he believes the suit will be dismissed because the allegations are false.