Tractor Trailer Driver (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – March 30, 2017
I worked here for a week and it was enough for me to know to get out. They set you up with trainers who don't care about you succeeding but only about their pay increase. The dispatchers make mistakes and blame them on the driver.
Driver (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – December 22, 2016
Plan on being run out of hours daily and doing a lot of work for free. Believe nothing you are told in orientation. 62 mph trucks and 90 mph dispatchers that will do their best to coerce you into driving in adverse conditions, including on ice. Pay is low and so are the miles. Dispatch is consistently booking loads that don't exist and they refuse to verify whether or not a load is ready when it's suppose to be.
Low pay, low miles, slow trucks, dispatch is horrible.
Driver (Former Employee) – columbus ohio – September 23, 2016
McDonald's and burger king for fast food, swift and Hogan for trucking, they were disrespectful to drivers from the first days in orientation in Columbus Ohio, many drivers leave the first week, their pay is lower than average, if they say Columbus on the job ad, it may or may not be Columbus , it could even be 20 or 30 miles away... their health insurance is high,
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – West Jefferson, OH – December 26, 2015
First of all, the good...I actually got along well with my supervisor (who was the only one that seemed to sorta care). Decent benefits (typical 90 days before they kick in), and I didn't mind being on the Target account (even though it is 15 mins outside of Columbus and out of the way for most).
Now the bad...the dispatchers only care about one thing...getting those precious loads delivered. They will do whatever it takes. They call it NO FORCED DISPATCH, but that doesn't mean they won't pull you off a load you've already been assigned to tell you they need to put you on a different run, even if that run is completely different hours from what you're used to working. They will call you at 8am when you didn't get home until 3am (and not to sleep until 4am).
The pay is lousy. Starting at .36 cpm it is one of the biggest reasons why most drivers quit. They know they can work for FedEx or some other company making .47 cpm - .50 cpm easily. Do the math. If they give you a 2 cent raise every year, look how many years it will take for you to just MATCH what other companies are paying starting out!
They say their fleet of trucks are NEW and replaced every year or two. More LIES from their recruiter. I was forced to drive trucks that had 700,000 miles + and when I looked at the registration papers, I found mostly 2011 and 2012 trucks.
The trucks are governed at 62 mph and it's embarrassing. With an empty trailer, I could SOMETIMES get by a SWIFT truck but for the most part, I quickly got used to having my doors blown off. Why the heck would they not want trucks that canmore... go the speed limit? Money. The lower the speed, the more MPG which equals more money to fill their pockets. This just makes it WORSE for the driver who is only making .36 cpm and now has to work 12-14 hours @ day because the truck won't go any faster.
This company is good as a starter company for those fresh out of truck driving school, but that's about it. SO much slip seating, SO many lies they tell you. It's no wonder why so many quit.less
decent benefits, work available year-round for the most part
dispatchers who don't care about you, slip seating, 62 mph trucks, low pay
Driver (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – May 1, 2015
As a truck driver you expect to not be lied to and for everything to be planned out before you get to work that day. The management team hear is just as lost as the drivers. It seemed as if no one knew what was going on. The recruiters for this place will tell you anything to get you to work for them.