Job Is good the pay not so much so. A typical work day is not hard you may find yourself leaving work early getting about 38 hours at the max a week. The environment is ok as far as being around your co-workers. Some of the people were very nice and kind, overall good job like I said pay should have just been a little more to compensate for not getting forty hours a week.
Loader/Unloader (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – August 12, 2016
The job isn't hard. You take the boxes that go to your stores and palletize them then wrap. Management is lazy, they work you like dogs. You don't get any breaks and only 30 minute lunch. They have you work on Fridays but have you put Sunday's dates on paperwork because the shifts are only supposed to be Sunday- Thursday. Everyday you work anywhere from 10-16 hours. They don't care about you, you're just a number to them. In October you work 7 days a week until the new year. They want to write you up for anything
The temperature was pretty hot all the time but the work was manageable.
Loader/Unloader (Former Employee) – Jeffersonvlle, OH – July 28, 2016
It was good because i lived so close and i knew many of the co-workers. Work environment was okay. The management seemed as if he didn't care about our voice as a shift, but work was still done and done well.
Dock Worker (Current Employee) – Jamaica, NY – July 14, 2016
I sort load and off load freight I learned how to organize and recoup damage freight management is very helpful and hands on if needed co workers are great hardest part of the job is dealing with climate completing all my work
Great employees to work with, but no room for advancement. great way to get experience driving a forklift and learn how to move boxes to the right door. they use airport codes for different places all over the US. the management was okay but not the best. hardest part of the job was not to hit any of the freight. the most enjoyable part meeting new people you work with.
Driver - Non CDL (Current Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – May 10, 2016
The every day organization is lacking and because of this there is miscommunication. This leaves the employees and clients dissatisfied. Compensation is also not even across the board and not clear as to how we are compensated.
Spotter (Former Employee) – Kings Bay, GA – May 5, 2016
I liked the work I did, because I don't mind working hard and at a fast pace, However the Management was always to busy to listen to you or help when needed and there was a lot of drama among some co-workers, which made it stressful many days, I wish I would have been able to stay longer, however they cut everyone's days back to 2 days per week. The drama I was able to tune out, I went to work on time and did my job and again, I welcome hard work!
Horrible Place for Truck Drivers who are Owner Operators
Owner/Operator (Current Employee) – Ohio – April 5, 2016
Not enough loads for the owner operators in ltx. This company tells you drivers will get no less than 2,000 miles per week, but taht is not the case for at first 5 to 6 months of the year. Drivers have told me that starting in july through the end of the year you will get more miles than you want, but the 1st part of the year drivers will starve.
They also don't pay tolls and scale tickets in a timely manner. I have tolls and scale tickets from over a month ago that are still not paid even after calling them multiple times. Their fuel surcharge is also a joke.. Fuel surcharge is like $.05 Cents/per mile.
They also won't pay you for sitting and waiting when there is a problem with their trailer. I was tied up two days because of a problem with their trailer and they told me they don't pay owner operators for sitting and waiting. I took their trailer to the shop and waited a total of 8.5 Hours, went home and came back and waited more time, then went to load again and the trailer was rejected again. Three weeks later and I still have not been paid and was just told if I was a company driver I would have been paid by the hour for my time, but since I am an owner operator forward air does not pay for that.
I am waiting for a call to leave this company any day now..
Stay away from forward if you are an owner operator they don't care about us!!!
NOT ENOUGH FREIGHT, LOW FUEL SURCHARGE, HORRIBLE HOME TIME OUT 14 DAYS, NO LOADS TO GET YOU HOME AND DON'T WANT TO PAY MILEAGE HOME, HORRIBLE MANAGEMENT