Black Horse Carriers, Inc.

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Decent pay, management sucks!
Driver (Current Employee) –  Carol Stream, ILOctober 11, 2016
Management in this company is an absolute joke. Lying, backstabbing fools. They constantly mess up your pay and hope you don't catch them, when you do catch it they act as though YOU did something wrong. Communication is a huge issue too, there is none. Each step up the management ladder covers for the last guy. NOT WORTH THE B.S. go work somewhere else folks.
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Use caution.
Driver oak forest, il still employed. (Current Employee) –  All over midwest; pepperidge farm.September 21, 2016
Loads are always late. Management would not inform drivers, resulting in long wait times. Truck would breakdown, need information on a stop; management would not answer phone. "Safety reward" havent seen it in a whIle. Customer wants our feedback about issues and safety concerns, but disregard/ignore it when brought to there attention. There is NO liason between the drivers and the customer. Great place to work but you must be a good "captian of the ship" decision maker when it comes to that time. And it will happen, and whatever decision you make WILL BE WRONG, prepare to defend yourself.
Pros
Great trucks.
Cons
Communication, managements lack of knowledge
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Positive work environment
Loader (Current Employee) –  Nazareth, PAAugust 28, 2016
Working for Black Horse Carriers has been a fun experience. The pay is better than any job I've found so far, the benefits are decent, I work 40 hours a week with overtime and I work with a lot of very nice people. I am very glad I got the opportunity to work with this company.
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Could be a great place to work
Driver (Current Employee) –  Tully, NYAugust 24, 2016
the customer is great to work for so this could be great for a driver to come off the road. there are many drawbacks with the company though. Benefits are terrible..be sure to ask details about the medical if applying. Don't bother asking for time off during the spring or summer. Management is cocky and inexperienced at the terminal and mid level. They are very unfair in disciplining and it often comes down to ego and personal likes/dislikes toward driver rather than consistent. 1 gets a wrist slap and another gets write up or suspended for the same thing. They may start to dislike u for a minor question u ask if u don't do exactly as told withou question--ego. Cameras in trucks face inward--they tell u the can't watch all the time but not true.Teamsters should consider trying to organize drivers now as morale is low
Pros
Good customer and many good drivers
Cons
Weak management
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Bad news !
Dispatcher (Former Employee) –  Brunswick, OHAugust 20, 2016
Way over worked with responsibility that should not belong to.a dispatcher like payroll and billing. The company wants to roll three positions into one and pay nothing for it. Cheap cheap sweat shop company with little benefits. The hours posted ae not realistic as 10 hours is really 15 hours plus.
Pros
None
Cons
Very long hours. Pay . Responsibilities out of whack
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Dock Worker (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLJuly 7, 2016
New contractor with toyota and also under new management. Not much to say.Typical warehouse enviroment to be honest.................................................
Pros
not hard labor
Cons
management is unprofessional
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Salary is capped, what your hired in for is what you'll make until contract is renewed, no financial gains. Chaotic, poor management.
Driver (Former Employee) –  Coppell, TxMay 18, 2016
Dock workers are temps who don't give a darn. Piles of small boxes stacked in floor because of no pallets, so be prepared to handle boxes over and over and over. Single axle day cabs. Slip seats on trucks and usually nasty hand overs. Drivers have hygiene issues and wear sagging pants.Sun flower spitting allowed on the state of the art steering wheels and dash boards on Ryder leased trucks. Trash allowed to stack up in floor boards. Management stays over whelmed so the less involvement they have to participate in, the better!!! Let the under paid employees who have been given a title with no extra pay handle it. Salary is capped so no need to ask for a raise once you get in the door! My time spent here was time looking for something better. The only good thing about the job is Monday. through Friday and off on weekends and a check on Friday. No team atmosphere here! It's every man for himself!
Pros
a small safety bonus check $150.00
Cons
Safety issues and equipment issues are handle in a timely manner.
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As driving jobs go, easy work, home every night.
OTR Driver (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXMay 16, 2016
Take empty trailer from San Angelo to San Antonio,drop at warehouse, pick up loaded trailer, drive back to San Angelo, unload at 5 locations, hand truck off to other driver, go home, 5 days a week.When new management took over, it became very stressful.The hardest part of the job was being away from my 2 boys every evening.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Poor management
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Not as advertised
Driver (Former Employee) –  Saxonburg, PAMarch 29, 2016
Very few drivers make $1100 a week, and if you do you're working 10+ hours a day 5+ days a week. Management sucks, and the warehouse workers are temporary, so good luck on getting a pallet stacked and wrapped properly. Half the drivers don't do their job, you get to the store and find they didn't take empty's back, so you're doing their job as well as yours.
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Good employer with good growth, but with downsides.
Assistant Terminal Manager (Former Employee) –  Joliet, ILMarch 28, 2016
A good place to work with exceptions:
-Lack of communication, from the top down, i.e. Unable to give an employee a direct answer to specific questions because no one really knows the answer, or the answer has not been provided to direct Supervisor/Manager.
-Huge growth has shown cracks in the company, i.e. They are struggling to define real and actual company policies, as there are none, other than the most basic guidelines. Often times, situations are judged/determined on an individual basis, with each outcome varying drastically, instead of there being a policy put in place that would automatically determine the outcome of said situation(s).
-Pay structure out of whack for drivers, i.e. No annual review or raises (for Management either). Some drivers making more simply based on the fact that they whined and complained to anyone that would listen in order to get a bump in pay, while others do same amount of work, or more, for less pay (but still a fair, living wage).
-Nepotism: Nepotism can occur within organizations, when a person is employed due to their familial ties. It is generally seen as unethical, both on the part of the employer and employee.

Training at all levels, (from Driver positions to Management roles and responsibilities), mediocre at best.

Company currently going through ownership and structural changes. Basically going from a "Mom and Pop" shop, where individuals matter, to a medium to large, nationwide company; less individuality, multiple owners.
Pros
Local routes, decent pay, stress safety, large customer base, multiple divisions.
Cons
Change Healthcare plans yearly, lack of communication, need structured training. Often times the animals run the zoo.
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No way 1100.00 a week...
Driver (Former Employee) –  Downers Grove, ILFebruary 9, 2016
You will NOT make 1100.00 a week. Unless you work 80 hours..tired of companies lying about what you will make this is one of them.
Pros
Quitting job
Cons
Taking job in first place.
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Truck driving job
Driver (Former Employee) –  South Windsor, CTFebruary 2, 2016
Go to work, load trailer, drive to store, unload trailer, go back to warehouse, then do it again. Sometimes three times a day.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Driving in New York City
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driver, loader
Truck Driver (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHJanuary 19, 2016
my job starts mid day till early morning and has its complications but i am able to resolve them rather it be on own or with assistance from management. as with any job it has its set backs but over all it is a decent work environment
Pros
healthcare and job availability
Cons
maintenance, customer issues
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generally a good company
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) –  Carol Stream, ILNovember 27, 2015
A typical day would be to report to whatever customers job sight I was assigned to on that given day, do p&d around the area or spotting or both , do appropriate paper work , until job was done for the day. The hardest part of the job was the varying hours and locations I would work. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people I would work with were ,on the whole, nice to work with.
Pros
good people to work with
Cons
varying hours and locations
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Good company
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Kenosha, WINovember 8, 2015
The company was a decent place to work overall. The hours were a bit much at least for the account I worked for but the money made up for it. OK benefits
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Laid back but yet unpredictable.
Dock Worker (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXSeptember 3, 2015
A typical day at work includes Proping material given to us by warehouse workers scanning and making sure all product is near the proper bay doors and at the correct dealers. The product is then loaded in sequence to dealers route. I learned how to load and scan cages as well as find product from Bill of laden. Managment is ok but it seems if no one really cares about the dock workers, only the drivers. My co workers are all hard workers and they make sure our job is always done right. The Hardest part of the job is waiting on the other warehouse employees to send us their product in a timely manner. The most enjoyable part of the job are the fun times we have on the dock.
Pros
Pretty Good Benefits.
Cons
No incintives and no room to grow. Pay is not the best.
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good work place
Driver (Former Employee) –  Nitro, WVAugust 11, 2015
The people were really great to work with but the warehouse people who would load the trucks didn't do the job properly. Everything would shift in the truck making it hard to drive.
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Fast Pace with room to grow
PM Dispatch (Current Employee) –  Elk Grove Village, ILAugust 4, 2015
Black Horse really seems to take care of the drivers which is very nice. Company has lots of work and is growing so the is a lot of room for advancement!
Pros
Lots of work!
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Productive and Enjoyable Work place
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Tully, NYJuly 5, 2015
Productive and enjoyable work environment. Management was enjoyable to work for and was very understanding. Enjoyable co workers.
Pros
Pay Rate
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great job to be home daily
Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Oak Creek, WIMay 5, 2015
good place to work, other drivers are very helpful if you have any questions. can make good money but the hours are hard to balance with a family life.
Pros
safty bonus
Cons
hours of operation
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