Cons: bad hours, split days off
Not a good company to work for, when I was at the Plymouth location most of the drivers did not appear as if they were all that pleased, I heard a lot of grumbling.
The on-site manager for the bakery account did not really seem to have much experience with mediating between the customer and driver if there was a problem.
I switched trailers with a day cab there were a lot of moves the facility did not have adequate space so you would be double dropping trailers to make space, while competing with the bakery drivers for space.
The hours were weird 3-11 AM. What really bothered me was the 7pm-3am switcher had very little work to do but would not fuel the truck, I would ask the manager to have him fuel the truck but he would never fuel the truck.
I could handle the moves what I had a problem with was the traffic director (who had a bad reputation around the place) was always rude and would yell more than talk and beat on the door of the truck.
I had been switching for many years before I worked there in busy environments. I wish I would have left the first day. The doors were very poorly marked and instead of trailer numbers they would call out doors so if you were in front of the trailers it was easy to get the wrong door which I did on my first day and dumped some bread, I volunteered to quit but they insisted I stay.
There were other wrong door accidents by drivers who had been there longer than I was, pretty dangerous, it was only after that precautions were taken by the bakery, large legible door numbers, red/green lights installed on doors and calling out trailer numbers – more... instead of door numbers.
I was there six months when on a busy rainy day of the usual battle for space with the outside drivers the sweetheart traffic director came out complaining it was a half hour before the end of my shift so I just gave him back what he had been dishing out finished my switch and quit on the spot. My supervisor instead of trying to resolve the situation did nothing when he could have mediated the problem, he was like a deer in the headlights. No big surprise though because he would not see to it the truck got fueled by the switcher who had down time.
I regret the incident but really regret taking the job with Black Horse Carriers. – less