Fast paced/fun. learned how to be aware at all times on a fork lift. the management is poorly ran by a few supervisors who make the bigger calls. to many buddy buddys not enough workers, hardest part of the job is never knowing what time I'm going to be leaving everyday. most enjoyable part of the job is the hard working people I work with. Cool people who make the best of it. keeps things not so dead.
OTR Team Driver (Current Employee) – SMF – September 21, 2017
I'm out 4.5 days, 5,832 miles per week, team driver. I'm on a dedicated run, dispatchers know me by name, terminal guards do as well... I'm treated with respect and I love my job. I have zero liability for repair costs, I don't pay out of pocket for anything besides lunches. I even get $0.15/gallon in Pilot/Flying J rewards points for being an FAF driver... Oh, and they don't force us to chain up and power through winter storms.
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – MGM – September 21, 2017
The terminal i worked for has very poor management personnel and the office staff are very rude to driver's. They hold the driver's accountable for missing cartons that aren't onnyour truck. At this terminal when a driver would call in a short they get very rude with you and start talking about you after they hang up the phone. One of them the office manager forgot to hang up the phone and the driver heard everything she said about him. They're are very unprofessional and i would not recommend anyone to work at this terminal.
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – September 15, 2017
I was their operations manager for the last 2 years of employment there. During that time they also had me driving routes. That caused me to work around 80 hours per week, so they could save a driver's pay. I told them I would retire in 30 days if they didn't get me out of the truck. They waited until the last week to hire 6 drivers and 3 supervisors. I am a firm believer in proper training to avoid mistakes. Their philosophy is to hurry and get it done and correct the mistakes later. Due to lack of properly trained dockworkers, Drivers constantly complained about their loads being loaded terrible. Drivers often quit due to their poorly loaded trucks and the long frustrating days they put in.
Driver (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – February 18, 2017
For the time that I was their it was very enjoyable company. FAF loves team drivers. Solo drivers are also good can be a little bit hard to get to where you need to go because of the times they need the freight their.
Owner/Operator (Former Employee) – Carson Ca. – August 8, 2016
this place will just string you a long ,as an owner operator in Ca. you make just a little under 500 a day , every once in awhile someone might toss u a bone . to make any money you have to live in the truck , it has taken me up to seven days two get 2000 miles some times . I havent seen a 3000 mile week in months and they will have you do air port run pick up and deliver it is not all drop and hook in CA.
at this point nothing
you will sit for 24 to 34 hours often very often !
Team Driver (Current Employee) – Cleveland, TN – May 28, 2016
i give a big thumbs up to forward Air!! I drive for a friend who is contracted to them and one thing I can say is they are not the best company out there(which is what they say), but they are solid and pay is good! Did owner opp before with another company and didn't do so hot but in 6 months to a year I'm going to give it a shot again, but with forward air! I believe as long as there's freight to be hauled then I'll do okay!
Get u home pretty easy! They offer health insurance, good dispatchers, terminal in every major city of the U.S.
Night Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – February 23, 2016
Fun place, everybody was treated like family and felt comfortable to work with. Kept a level of professionalized performance with each and every customer. Learned to delegate authority to workers and defuse any situation that accrued.