Currently employed / Field Safety
Field Safety Supervisor (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – May 17, 2016
I am on the management side, specifically the safety department. I also hold the orientations for new employees in Florida. Some basic info I give everyone on the first day to not waste their time or mine:
1. Starting off you get whatever schedule is available after your training.
2. Trucks have drive cams
3. This is bulk hazmat transport in an industrial setting
4. 200+ drivers between the two FL terminals leaving every 30 minutes or so, 24/7 365. You work holidays if it falls on your regular scheduled days.
5. Pay based on percentage of load. Detention pay is hard to get unless customer causes delays. Breakdown pay only after 3 hrs.
6. When it gets really busy (two or three times a year) you can end up waiting for a truck.
With that said, here are some Pros:
1. 2000 safety bonuses a year
2. 250 plus load pay on holidays
3. Getting a good schedule takes between 6-12 months (in order we look at attendance, performance, safety record, and seniority is last as a tie breaker) usually attendance, excused or unexpired will keep you from getting a good schedule.
4. Newer trucks and all automatics
5. 600 referral bonus
6. Abundance of resources and support for local drivers, extensive training, 24/7 dispatch, maintenance, and safety personal in the field!
It's not all milk and honey, 250$ a day is unlikely for anyone new but 180-220 is manageable.
Pay, holidays, equipment, support, atmosphere
Healthcare, schedules, exposed to the elements