Driver (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – October 6, 2014
Cons: management, evening, dispatchers
Dayton is a great place to work. The mgt in the Indianapolis Terminal is some of the worst I have ever seen. Nothing matters to them except their performance numbers. The terminal manager treats everyone including the office people with disrespect. Constantly yelling and screaming at everyone. Numerous times i have seen the office help walk out in tears. – more... They are always accusing everyone of stealing time etc. Stress levels so high its unhealthy.
A Driver was sick with pneumonia was told to get back to work no one gets that in the summer time.
He was Threatened with his job. Passed away two days later. This was the second who had passed due to stress.
They write you up for every little issue, and it seems as they enjoy doing so.
They have a multi million dollar computer / tracking system which was never correctly used .
It was; used more to track the drivers and there stop times than anything. Rarely got to take a lunch at a decent tim:e. Had to eat on the run or take your lunch at 3 or 4'on the afternoon. If taken earlier in the day sometimes they would call you and ask what you are doing going to lunch so soon. Anything you did to help save time or money was NEVER appreciated.
They wouldn't listen to anyone's ideas to help make things better. They treated the drivers like second class people that were all below them. – less
dock worker (Former Employee), Desplains – September 6, 2014
Pros: great pay
Cons: winter season
This was the best job I ever had. Had great coworkers never had a bad time while working here. It's a part time job so u don't get any benefits, but pay is great. The only bad thing about this job is winter season. Winter season is the worst. Your toes start to get cold n start to get numb. If u put in at least 25 hr a week you be taking like a 300 – more... check home. It's not bad. – less
Account Manager/Sales Executive (Former Employee), Kansas City, MO – August 31, 2014
Pros: superior service product
After working for a couple of different LTL carriers that were publicly traded, I opted to make a transition to a privately held company i.e. Dayton Freight. With so many variables within the mfg. industry and the economy, representing Dayton Freight was by far the best experience as an Account Manager that I have encountered. They have evolved as a – more... leader and continue to solidify their presence in the industry by providing a superior service product to their customers. With so many companies either transitioning to JIT, shorter lead times and very limited inventory, having a company like Dayton Freight as a carrier continues to prove why they are an industry leader. The management and everyone internally communicates effectively and in a timely manner so that the customers don't have to try to figure out where their shipments are. When you need help internally to get results for a customer, the response is never "we can't" but "let's find a solution" – less
Billing Associate (Former Employee), Dayton, OH – August 26, 2014
•Perform data entry of bills into the As400 system. Learn & retain industry terms as it pertains to billing. Become familiar with NMFC freight classification. Communicate any billing issues to the Service Centers. Performing all necessary audits as assigned. Proper hazardous materials bill entry (as assigned). Assist Service Centers with any questions – more... relevant to billing – less
part time work from 3 am to 9 a.m. sent home early sometimes when it was still was busy showed nothing but favoritism had me call in every nite at 2 am to see if I can work or not while other part time workers that just started worked 9 hours plus. Only 20 mins break
Productive and fun working place with good off days.
Forklift Operator (Current Employee), Saint Peters, MO – June 26, 2014
Pros: good money, free prizes and off days.
Cons: no benefits because of part time work.
A typical day at work is moving freight form one truck to another in a timely fashion. I learned that you have to be careful and follow safety procedures when handling shipments. The management is decent, they take time out to help and encourage their employees to improve on their skills. I have some good coworkers who don't mind being a team player – more... and getting involved. The hardest part about my job are the weather conditions, when temperatures are extreme in cold are heat and can become uncomfortable at times. The most enjoyable thing about my job is the freedom to work with others or independently. – less
Fork Lift Operator (Current Employee), Huber Heights, OH – June 4, 2014
I learn something new everyday. The company is well organized and the co- workers are great to work with. The company is big on safety and making sure the customers are happy which is a great aspect of the company. The enjoyable part of the job is the challenging task.
A simple, but high paying job with a relaxed environment.
Dock Worker (Current Employee), Lakeville, MN – January 16, 2014
Pros: no dress code
Cons: short hours, no benefits
The typical day at Dayton involves the loading and unloading of freight from trucks. The environment is relaxed if a bit hectic at times. Sense I have been employed there I would say the hardest part of the job is the environment as it neither cooled or heated during the year. The most enjoyable part is the simplicity of the job.
Delivery Driver (Former Employee), St. Louis, MO – December 17, 2013
This is a good company to work for. I wish that I did not quit. I did not have any problems with management or the employees. I just wanted to move on to something different. I remember there was a guy who put his two week notice in and Dayton told him to not to come back. We I did it they kept me for the full two weeks. And two day later my name came – more... up in a random. – less
Inbound Freight Dock Worker (Former Employee), Dayton, OH – October 29, 2013
Pros: occasional barbques / or breakfast
Cons: part time employee with no bennifits
My work day begins at 4 am we start out breaking trap trailers which consist of freight that didnt go out the morning before. After we get all the frieght there sorted our road drivers bring in new freight that falls in 2 catagories either 1 day freight or 2 day freight. We break that all off the trucks then we have to look at our manifest in our electronic – more... scan guns to see how to load the route and make it most effecient for the driver.
I have learned how to properly unload and load a truck , I have learned about hazmat safety and I am certified in hazmat control. I have also learned how to operate a forklift.
Management has treated me fairly, but has been unable to offer me a fulltime position.
I work on the Dock with a total of 6 other dock hands and 1 supervisior. In the 2 years i been there guys come an go regularly.
The hardest part of the job I would say is loading the trucks to every drivers standard since we run 26 drivers everyday. You almost always are loading a new drivers truck daily they all have different ways they like it loaded.
Dockworker/Clerical (Current Employee), Louisville, KY – October 7, 2013
I unload trailers on a forklift and help out with routing our pedals that we send out to deliver freight. I also can help with dispatching trailers in the city and deal with appointed freight. Meaning that we call businesses or whomever ships through us to set up an appointed time for them to receive their shipment. The people there are very pleasant – more... to work with and the atmosphere could not be better. There really isn't anything I can say that is hard about the job. Some heavy lifting is required so I would say that is the only difficult part of the job. The most enjoyable part is working with a great group of people. Everyone is very personable and easy to get along with. Good company as a whole!! – less