Professional Driver (Former Employee) – Vernal, UT – February 6, 2013
I have driven for a few companies now and have had a myriad of experiences. Not one place is perfect, of course, however this company's OTR division is the most unprofessional and keep-you-in-the-dark division I've come across. On multiple occasions the dispatcher swore at me via text and over the phone. No miles and they don't pay what they tell you they would. Very hostile work environment and they leave you weekends without any idea (no matter your attempts at communication) of what the next load would be or where you were to stay for that weekend. Absolutely Horrible Employer.
Liked the work I did, workers nice enough, weak management, had theft of parts, lacked leadership, policy and procedures.
Parts Specialist (Former Employee) – Seguin, TX – October 2, 2014
Hook up remote computer (worked at remote site). Review and estimate inventory needed. Online or by phone request price quotes for items to be purchased. Create Purchase Orders for multiple vendors from the quotes received. Assist mechanics by supplying parts needed. Send parts runner for parts pick up. Receive parts, check in, put into stock, resolve shortages, etc. Post received items to inventory. Match packing slips to Purchase Orders, scan documents and also physically turn them into office.
I learned the importance of keeping these units road ready.
Management was nice however they lacked having written policy and procedure in place.
Co-workers were cordial. We were so busy there wasn't much conversation exchanged except work related.
Hardest part of the job was a lack of management.
Rewarding to get a unit up and running that had been down for repair. Also watching swap, shift change of drivers and 50 plus trucks w/tankers lined up for pre-work inspection.
Gold Spur now has all 2012 or newer Brenner and Polar crude trailers. In North Dakota they have new Dragon crude trailers. As of May 1, 2013 they have already purchased and placed in service 15 2013 Pete 388's and have at least 20 more 2014 388 Pete's due to deliver by July 1st. All of those 2007 379 Pete's will be cycled out shortly. The pay and benefits have changed significantly since 2011. GS offers medical, vision, and dental now along with 401k and paid time off coming shortly.Several changes have been made in the company structure that benefit drivers in pay and benefits.
driver (Current Employee) – kingsbury tx – March 6, 2014
stay away, payrate change to 45 cpm n 25 each stop, leases r no more than 30 miles apart, so there is no miles n they dont pay for waiting time. equipment is bad, the have some new petes but only use by seniority drivers. stay away, ohh btw the yard is located 45 miles east of san antonio. n they cancel 30 bucks a day perdiem. no company is perfect but in this one r a bunch of liars running the show.