Mason Dr (Former Employee) – La Vergne, TN 37086 – January 21, 2017
Beacon is a good company. The equipment is good but overall the miles are lacking. The Management seems to not want to deal with the problems that customers put their drivers through. I believe they are afraid of offending them and losing a customer. But overall the problems at Beacon are just the problems with trucking industry as a whole.
driver (Former Employee) – Lavergne Tn – January 15, 2017
Dispatchers slow to keep you rolling but that falls back on customer service reps mechanics bust their backside to keep trucks rolling an safe operation manager blames mechanics for everything instead of finding out truth an they have a lack of security cameras to keep personal cars an semis secure
I came to Beacon b/c they have good equipment, NO LEASE PURCHASE PROGRAMS or O/OPS (owner operators), they don't run Florida or the West Coast!!! They have a good solid freight base mostly Drop & Hook where you can also reload at the same place you deliver too!! I think that's where some drivers get spoiled and only want this easy cake freight well (BUZZER) doesn't work that way, you gotta take the rough freight too....Every company has some tough freight and tough Shippers & Receivers. I also love Beacon b/c they don't "MICRO MANAGE" or Babysit their drivers!!! They're attitude is Hey, you came to us you said you were a Professional Truck Driver so prove it.....They will work with you if you let them know you need help but not 2hrs before your p/up or delivery time, you have to let them know. They don't run tight delivery freight, drivers make it that way. In my opinion; the problems at Beacon are caused by the drivers, you know the bad few that every company has. I hope Beacon's not one of those companies that rather run away all their good Pro drivers and replace them with what we call "D/HEADS".... Only time will tell I guess. All I know for sure is that Beacon is my last stop, if the bad drivers can ruin a good company like Beacon then why go drive somewhere else, others must have bad drivers too.
No Lease Purchase or O/Ops or Florida or West Coast!!
Over the road (OTR) truck driver (Former Employee) – Mason, TN – July 8, 2013
Enjoyed working here, small company with sound values. Owner believed in making it profitable for everyone. Lots of freight when a driver really wanted to work. Did allow small dogs/cats when I left in 2010. Good dispatchers, kept the drivers busy, load planners learned how a driver liked to run and would work to keep that driver rolling.
Good miles, good equipment, good people to work for and with.
Would have preferred Pete 387s, not the Volvos the company had.
A typical day at work would be to conduct orientation for a new hire over the road truck driver. Handle all overage, shortage, and damaged cargo claims as they occur. Review the previous days night notes and contact all open insurance claims to ensure that the claim is being handled efficiently. Review driver performance evaluations, and review driver's hours of service audits. Conduct CSA 2010 training and reviews with drivers.
not enough hours this position is never ending and is essential for a truck line.