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Decker Truck Line a nest of vipers with no work ethics or conscience whatsoever
company driver for 1 year (Former Employee), Fort Dodge IowaJanuary 30, 2013
Pros: they have pretty good insurance
Cons: too many to list is not a place you want to go to work
I went to work for Decker on February 15th 2012 .they promised me 40 cents a mile .once I left my previous job and arrive there for orientation they informed me that I won't be making 40 cents they they are going to pay me 38 cents per mile .(first lie and first theft I experienced with Decker ). then 6 months into my employment it was i n August they – more... brought me in and advised Me that my idle time was too high and for the past 2 months they have been taking another 2 cents per mile away from me out of my pocket that's the second theft I experience with Decker Truck Lines I don't care how you color it stretch your car painted when they take money out of your pocket and tell you after the fact that's stealing .they lie to you and just like the man said it's a great place to work if you don't mind being treated last in human .P.S.(they won't put A.P.U units on their trucks in 112 degrees they want you to sit in a truck with no air conditioning to save the Decker corporation a nickel .in summer they want you to bake and during the winter they want you to freeze .....) – less
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Not a bad place to work if you don't mind being treated less than human
company driver (Former Employee), Missoula,MTSeptember 11, 2012
Cons: the company itself
This review is solely based on my personal experience with the company...I began my employment in February of 2012 and turned in my 'resignation' in August which I wrote up as a two week notice as a professional courtesy. The recruiting and orientation was typical, you know the usual blowing smoke up your skirt thing 'the average run is 1200 miles', – more... 'our drivers average anywhere between 2800 and 3000 miles a week' or the ole' 'our drivers make at least 10,000 miles a month'. None of these claims where never proven in my case in the six months I was there. Although these guys really made it a point to drive it home on how great they are. Now to get to the reasons why I'm taking the time to write this review. My dispatcher was of the worst I have ever had in my 12 years of OTR driving. Communication is not a strong point for this company especially when you are the one who is trying to reach someone. There where many times that I would call and leave a message on voice mail and the qualcom not only to my dispatcher but also to other persons in other parts of the office only to never to be returned. When it came to home time that was one of the things in orientation that they made sure to let you know that home time is not a problem, like I said that was in orientation. When it came to myself though it was a whole different situation. After being out on the road for over 20 weeks I made a request for home time on June 10th to begin on June 30th for 5 days, I didn't get home until July 28th then was told by my dispatcher that I will only be allowed to spend 34 hrs at home, so much for the old not a problem speech. And don't even think about being late to a delivery even if the load never had a chance to be delivered on time. Here is my prime example. I loaded at 1500 on this day, the miles for this run was 564. The delivery time was for 0400 the next morning but I only had 5 hours left on my clock for the day. Via the Qualcom I made my dispatcher aware of my not being able to make this delivery on time. I also contacted the night dispatcher via the phone and made him aware of the situation as well. To make a long story short needless to say I was late for the delivery. The costumer charged Decker a $500.00 late fee then Decker turned around and took the liberty of taking $275.00 out of my pay check without consulting me. When I inquired about this I was told the person who made this decision felt it was fair to just take this money out of check believing that I should be held partly responsible, and this is not the only time that this has happened. I could go on and on and tell you more of my experiences with this company because believe there are plenty more. The bottom line is this company will never take any personal accountability, It will always be someone else fault. There is so much more and I could on about a couple other important issues that you should know about but I think you get the jist. – less
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Ex-employee (Former Employee), Ex-employeeNovember 20, 2011
Cons: stated above
Decker Truck Line is NOT the place to work! This claim is substantiated by the high turnover of employees. The Fort Wayne terminal for instance discharges Approx. 2 drivers per week average, sometimes more. The Fort Wayne terminal is managed from Fort Dodge, Iowa, Approx. 800 miles away. The Fort Wayne terminal itself has no manager, just 2 dispatchers--one – more... of which that is the self-appointed manager. That self-appointed manager has little--if any--formal education and no management experience whatsoever the second in command is a ex-truck driver with a bad back that lacks formal education or management experience.as well. This 'management" team controls the on site employees by making reports to the main office in Fort Dodge. The Fort Dodge office investigates allegations based on the information recieved from the Fort Wayne "management" team. No quarter is given. The discharge decision is made and the employee is then asked for his imput and then discharged. The Fort Wayne "management" team is aware of this system and uses it to control employment based on their personal likes and dislikes or when they feel that their positions may be in jepordy. A father/daughter team team works in colaboration and substantiates each other's story. When the person is discharged the Fort Wayne "management" team escorts the discharged person from the company property while laughing and making rude comments. Again, this is standard operating procedure. The high employee turn-over rate at the Fort Wayne terminal is a direct result of this practice. The constant back stabbing and threats by a female employee of "I'll get you fired" making working for Decker intolerable. My first hour there I had a fellow employee calling the district manager making false reports in attempt to have me discharged. This activity was continued during my short term of employment with Decker . During that time I was seeking employment with other firms using my lap top and cell phone and as luck would have it was able to start another job immediatly when discharged by Decker. My experience was not an isolated case. The constant employee turnover is easily verified with the stastics available with the Indiana Employment Office. This is written in hope that I might spare someone the grief that I went through with Decker truck line. – less