Company could use some improvement for Owner Operators
Independent Contractor/Driver (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 9, 2017
Contract agreements not usually as agreed upon after starting. Company states that they pay 72% of gross on contracts but does not state that 30% is taken off the top for the Management company and that you really receive 72% of 70% remaining on paying for rate. Rates change daily per the company but not per contracted customers and no fuel surcharge paid. They insist upon buying their own fuel since they are also a fuel distributer.
This add isnt to work for Altom, its for Al Warren Oil
Driver (Former Employee) – Hammond, IN – August 2, 2016
The job itself isnt too bad, exceot it can be very repettitive. You are underpaid for the type of work that you do having to work in the elements, being exposed to the Diesel Fumes & the Carpal Tunnel that you will eventually develop from constantly removing Truck Fuel Caps. Its a Wet Hosing job, so make sure you establish that first, as they wont tell new recruits. Advancement is non-existant as you have to be family, Managment/dispatch simply do not care and are only concerned about you finishing the route without any regard to HOS or legal Weight Limits. I could go on & on, but do not want to waste any further time. And do not take the opinion of a random online review to heart, go check it out for yourself, and see what I am saying.
A decent amount of OT, but it kills you Physically so not worth it
Driver (Current Employee) – Hammond, IN – February 29, 2016
Exactly seven months ago I chose to come to work here based on my phone conversations with the terminal manager in Hammond. He was very direct and to the point about the expectations of the driver. You told me how much each truck average in gross revenue per day and what my percentage of that would be. Now here's the strange part: I planned on more weekend work then I was told and I figured on about 80% of the income that I was told, and yet everything dentist told me over the phone has been spot on! If you're a team player I highly recommend checking us out and if you're not please go elsewhere. Best dispatch and management team I've worked for, and I started driving in the late 80's. If you deserve to be appreciated you will be here.
Equipment, pay, and dispatch.
Occasionally you sit and wait for this IS trucking.