Tekno Truck working to remedy fuel card problem, owner says

By Mark Schremmer, Land Line staff writer | Monday, January 18, 2016

Tekno Truck Inc., was in the process of attempting to transfer funds into its drivers’ fuel accounts on the morning on Monday, Jan. 18, company officials said. 

Social media reports over the weekend indicated that Tekno Truck, based out of Orlando, Fla., was closing and its 42 drivers were left stranded.

However, owner Mario Wilhelm said the company is not closing. Office manager Javier Cabrera said that only four drivers were in need of fuel money as of Monday and more than 30 of the company’s 42 trucks were already at base.

Tekno maintains an active status on the FMCSA website, as well as current insurance on file.

Wilhelm said Tekno Truck’s factoring company is refusing to factor for them, and they are in the process of changing to a new company.

“We have some internal reasons that our funds are being frozen, but we are trying to work with cash advance and brokers to keep these guys moving,” Cabrera said. “The banks are closed today, so that didn’t help us at all.”

Cabrera said Tekno’s drivers on the road included two in Utah, one in Florida, and one in Mississippi.

Wilhelm said the company was doing everything it could to get drivers home and hoped to have the problem cleared up by the end of the week.

Drivers are beginning to emerge and share a different story.

Land Line will continue to report on this as more information surfaces.

Wendy Parker contributed to this report.

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