Cash Application Coordinator (Former Employee) – Charlotte, North Carolina – October 19, 2015
Bridge Terminal Transport was an interesting company to work for, but they were going through a lot of changes after a recent merger with XPO Logistics. I learned a lot, but the company was not a good fit from a personal standpoint.
That was the first company I have ever worked for that truly gave me the opportunity to write my own future. My successes and my failures were all within my control. A very high energy, intense work environment and then there would be the calm. Making sure my drivers always had work was the hardest part of the job. Knowing I was responsible for other peoples lively hood gave me the needed drive to perform.
Health insurance, compensation, never the same day twice
long hours, multiple cell phones, never off the clock
Payables (Current Employee) – Corporate-Charlotte – January 30, 2015
Poor communication, upper management does nothing to improve working conditions. CEO and CFO are completely clueless, which resulted in Maersk selling the company. Through the years I have worked at BTT, there have been no great successes in the bottom line. The recent recession pretty much crippled BTT, as the then-new CEO proceeded to lay off 50-60% of the office staff and close terminals left & right. Subsequently, when people quit (and many have quit the place) their roles remained unfilled. I do not see BTT lasting another 10 years. Maybe 5.
Dispatcher/Coordinator/Payroll Coordinator (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – June 6, 2012
Coordinated transportation schedules; organized the delivery of materials; monitored the delivery of freight over long and short distances; and coordinated delivery pickup and drop-off. Managed the routing of incoming/outgoing shipments achieving high customer satisfaction. Collected and processed contractor’s paperwork to ensure accurate customer billing and weekly driver settlement. Determined optimal routing by prioritizing loads, defining routes, and negotiating schedules with drivers. Communi-cated effectively with brokers, freight forwarders, steamship lines, shippers, and receivers. Scheduled appointments and ordered/ monitored refrigerated containers, flat-racks and open-top containers. Monitored import releases from the pier to prevent demurrage. Monitored equipment and handled concerns relative to pick ups and deliveries with drivers, partner carriers, and port operators. Oversaw customer-based managing systems, spreadsheets, and websites. Cross-trained to perform additional operational functions in the absence of a co-worker.
Very good people to work with!! Terminal manager has more of a social life than worrying about being a terminal manager!!! He leaves major decision making and problem solving to his employees and thats only because he doesn't know what's going on from day to day because he is always on vacation!!! If you love a fast-paced enviornment this is a perfect place guess that's why I loved working there so much!! But you have to be willing to do all of it yourself there is no team work here!!! You will work your rear-end off day in and day out and there are people that are there bored and playing on the internet :-( but the office manager is an amazing women she should be the terminal manager!!!
fast paced, good co-workers & awesome office manager