Not to long ago I made a post about Trucker’s Riding Club. (you can read it here) The saga goes on. Jaremy J Lee continues to try to screw over current and former member. The fact that one of the TRC “members” passed away a few days ago and I can NOT find anything on any of the TRC Facebook pages or their website wishing condolences to the family shows that he and TRC does not know what is really means to live the Biker Code and what “Family, Honor, Integrity, & Respect” are. It is totally shameful that Jaremy and TRC have not reached out to his family. This member was so excited to be a part of the group when he joined and to have his family treated like this…well, it is appalling.
Dan & Ann Vermilyea filed for and was granted a copyright for the artwork that is being used by Trucker’s Riding Club as their patch. The above screenshot is what you can find if you do a simple search for “trc logo.” If you search for “Trucker’s Riding Club,” you get this..
Both of these copyrights are for the original logo and patch design. This design was approved by Jaremy J Lee.
Then later, he went behind my back to change it to the design that Dan & Ann Vermilyea have a copyright.
Trucker’s Riding Club (TRC) does not have permission from Dan & Ann Vermilyea to use this artwork! They have repeatedly sent him emails and messages asking him to quit using it and he has refused. By doing this and telling the so-called “membership” to use this artwork on their Facebook pages, profiles and to create merchandise to be sold, he is in violation of copyright law and putting everyone in danger of being fined or possibly arrested. I urge anyone using this artwork to remove it. I know Dan & Ann Vermilyea personally, and they will file a suit against Jaremy J Lee and anyone else using it.
To top off the copyright infringement, Jaremy J Lee, his brother Justin Lee, and a couple “members” have gone and set up Facebook pages for several states in the name of TRC. Only on a two of them have they actually posted these statements.
“Just a friendly reminder that we are NOT claiming territory nor will we ever do so. We are only adding divisions because Truckers work everywhere. This will help establish areas of those that may need help and list upcoming events. We are not approved in California for our back patch for the motorcycle side of things I am hoping in the near future we will be!
Thank you all for your support”
“Just a friendly reminder that we are NOT claiming territory nor will we ever do so. We are only adding divisions because Truckers work everywhere. This will help establish areas of those that may need help and list upcoming events.
Thank you all for your support.
– Alan Mentzer aka Maddog Trucker”
Here is a list of the states that I have found Facebook Pages for so far…Oklahoma, Ohio, Florida, New York, Utah, California, South Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Georgia, Missouri and believe it or not, Mississippi. There is also Trc Rc (Trcpres) profile. Besides the fact that many of these states do not have anyone as so-called “members,” they are ALL in violation of the copyright law by using the artwork that Dan and Ann Vermilyea own. Heck, Jaremy J Lee and many “members’ are even using it on their personal profile pages.
All of the Facebook pages listed above also state that they are “Non-profit.” I believe there is plenty of proof that Jaremy J Lee and his Trucker’s Riding Club are nothing more that a means for Jaremy to line his pockets with money scammed from hard working truck drivers and their families. Violation of the copyright infringement, totally ignoring the death of a “member” and the lack of approval in ANY state, the fact that TRC has not paid it’s bills, the president and his wife are paying for Netflix out of TRC funds all show that this Trucker’s Riding Club (TRC) is a FRUAD and nothing more than an internet scam.