This is a Family owned company that transports food grade products by tanker truck. This company has some dedicated accounts that provide's some driver's with a somewhat normal work schedule. However the amount of work depends on their customer needs and is seasonal. Therefore resulting in irregular pay checks and time off. Health insurance premiums are high and I believe that they should negotiate health plans directly to companies and not use an insurance broker.
Trucks are traded regularly and some drivers take them home.
Most driver's have ill regular work schedules and pay checks
driver. (Former Employee) – Turlock, CA – July 11, 2016
As recruiters are known to do they lied to me. Yeah you can get 2800-3000 miles a week.Went to Orientation. Guy that gives me the road test says no way will I get that many miles. Drivers hanging around the yard told me the same thing. I took another job at 45cpm and a truck that runs 86mph. I get 3500 miles a week now. 1800-2000 is the best I could hope for at IR. a week. Indian River said paid orientation. They flat out lied. They now say I don't get paid for Orientation because I didn't pull one load. They lied. I paid my own way there. I was lied to and get nothing. Screw Indian River. Treated like family is true. You'll screw your family every chance you get.
Great company great people in a truck driver by name not number
Truck Driver Class A CDL (Current Employee) – Turlock, CA – February 11, 2016
Man this company is great I make really good money if you want to run hard they week run you hard if you just want to play around you can do that. I never have a hard time getting home. I love the fact I can run to other states not just the west coast this job is awesome. The people are really understanding and will let you run the miles you need to make the cash I dint mind running out my area to make money
Tanker Driver (Current Employee) – Turlock, CA – November 10, 2015
I currently work at irt ..for the time being ... The west coast is so slow with freight. Alot of sitting and not getting paid.. When i took this job i knew there was no detention but i didnt know i was gonna sit at a shipper or receiver for 6 plus hrs ( longest i sat was 27 hrs) the trucks are great but no miles to go with it..... Ever since i started working here ive actually had financial hardship... Ive made as low as 450 dollars....450 dollars. They charge you 300 dollars for chains( 25 each check when making awful pay) look i hate downing a company but truckers NEED TO KNOW THIS. Do not come here thinking your gonna get all the miles you advertise. I dont want any of you to go through the hardships ive been through. We as truckers deserve much better. Just waiting on some call backs and im out
Tanker driver (Former Employee) – Turlock, CA – December 1, 2015
never home never home on time never paid to go home never paid to loading site never paid detention time never paid safety bonus never given a vacation if you wanna be just a truck number work for pennies never wanna go home wanna call the truck home then this is the job for you
solo tank driver (Current Employee) – NM WINTER HAVEN AND TURLOCK CA – May 27, 2015
I made great money the first 90 days Almost$1000 per week. Then the sitting and waiting and deadheads that allowed me to go back and check pay sheets. WOW. Almost wished I had not looked! $600 plus reimbursements. Milage paid vs milage ran 10% short. Runs left off... percentage runs were 20% of cut rate halls with major delays at both ends of mid range loads which took more time and equalled <$3 per hr for the hrs worked. I complained and got promise after promise to fix and pay .....nothing. Great trucks!A lot of them now sitting. Drivers are now getting informed about the payroll situation here and are quitting in dozens. Checks cut on Friday but you do not get until mon or tues. Always 1 week behind. Typical shell game on pay but no money. Elogs cut down on pressure but unfortunately no pay great trucks is the equation for going broke. I am filing federal DOL COMPLAINT!
I have been a truck driver for 10 plus years. Its a great career,but it requires a lot of sacrifice.I was just ready to find something new to do personally. I still would drive a truck but,but for me it has to be locally. I have nothing bad to say about the profession.
Company doesn't care about employees or HOS. I was told to not turn down any loads and worry about covering them later.
My last day there as a planner I had 52 outbound loads for my region the following day with 12 inbound trucks. I kept telling them it was impossible to cover what I had and the CSR would keep booking more. Needless to say, I was fired for poor customer service because I had to advise 40 customers I would be late picking up their loads.
coworkers are decent people, everybody tries to help each other because all of their jobs are on the line.
rarely took a break, work past scheduled times, they make it impossible to do your job, family owned and the family needs to get out of the office.
The company have good people to work for they very nice and the trucks are Also very nice but they don't pay for nothing other than your mileage since they got e logs you can't make no money read no money please change
When I talked to the recruiter at Indian River, I specifically asked if their equipment had APU's (Auxiliary Power Unit) and if they allowed pets in the trucks. I was told that they did have APU's and that they allowed pets. At my first day of orientation, I noticed the trucks sitting in the yard did not have APU's on them. When I asked the head of maintenance if these trucks were the only ones that were not equipped with APU's. His answer was that none of Indian River trucks had Apu's. You could have a power inverter installed but it would cost the driver a non refundable $250.00. During the actual classroom time, the instructor stated that the company had a strict NO PET policy.
Management and Dispatch needs to be better for drivers to get the miles and loads they need to make a decent paycheck. If you like sitting around waiting for a load then this is the job for you. Local runs to the cheese plant only pay 45-50 dollars with up to 4-5 hr wait times. No extra money for wait times at any dairy farm you pu or deliver to.
Plenty of miles, low miles new trucks, reasonable time to deliver, and food grade tanker is easy to deliver either drop and hook or customer loads and unloads. The only negative can be hometime and driving through inclimate weather. My best times trucking were working with this copany for six years. Was able to see all 48 states and Canada.
Challenging enviroment that required multi tasking capabilities.
Load Planner / Fleet Manager (Former Employee) – Winter Haven, Fl and Flemington, Nj – February 19, 2012
With a fleet of over 500 trucks and drivers, all being tracked and dispatched through the Innovative AS/400 dispatching system and Qual Comm Tracking system, We maintained the highest level of service through all 48 states and Canada.
only good thing about this co. is their trucks. dont get tricked by the .35 cents per mile
driver (Former Employee) – clovis n.m. – February 27, 2013
goin to work for indian was the biggest mistake i made. they do not care about their drivers time especially the wait time at the plant. u drive 10 hours to get there (winnsborro tx) then once u are their the average wait time on 15 trips i made their was at least 40 hours. i spent up to 58 hours their and the least i spent there was 38 hours. this is suppose to b drop and hook but isnt. they dont pay u nothn till after 48 hours then its $40 a day. this is highway robbery totally take advantage of drivers. u no once that truck crosses scale the cheapscate company gets paid but not driver. so in summary on one load spend about 60 total hours on a $350 pay. THIS WILL BREAK U MENTALLY AND FINANCIALLY TRUST ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MIGHT AS WELL WORK AT WALMART AS A GREETER AND MAKE MORE. THEY EVEN CHEAT U OUT OF THE $40 A DAY WAIT TIME!!!!!!! run while u can
OTR Driver (Former Employee) – Turlock, CA Yard – July 30, 2015
I worked the West Coast Regional. Almost all I 5 and US 97. Live in Fresno, CA. Stayed out 3 weeks then took 3 or 4 days off. Never had a problem. If you were ahead of schedule and could swing by house on your run it was never an issue. I started at .36 mile and .09 was per diem. Its more money in your pocket. They pay by book miles not hub which is how most companies do. Benefits were ok for the driver but expensive when you add family members. Did a lot of empty miles, many times I would unload in Industry, CA and head up to Prosser, WA to wash out then load. It all pays the same! I worked there before E-Logs, these should help their CSA scores and get rid of the "outlaws" who ran multiple books. I did a few times in order to make exrtra money. You will sit at shippers and recievers this is a tanker job! You are at plants that shut down for maintenance or other issues, its part of being a food grade tanker yanker. Dispatch was always fair, but I didn't complain, pick up and deliver on time and they will leave you alone. They never micro managed me, qual-comm hardly ever went off. I may go back to work for them after I have some needed knee surgery. You will always have newer equipment when you run out of the Turlock yard due to CA being so hard on us out there. Good luck and keep the black side rolling.
Driver (Current Employee) – Clovis,N.M. – December 23, 2012
I have been driving for this company for six years...I have no complaints...I haul milk out of Clovis,N.M. to where it is going. I live in Missouri...I get home when I need to..All I do is drive the truck..I don't touch anything on the tank in loading or unloading.I don't argue with someone on a price to be unloaded,unload myself,or listen to my CB to be called to a door.....I check in ,go back to my truck,and they will come and get me when they are ready for me.Wait times at dairies can be long at times...And no,I don't get paid to sit..It happens,but rarely.But that's trucking.... My pay varies with the miles,but I make good money...Yes,I have a bad week now and then,but I don't refuse to take a load... It takes time to learn the system and your dispatcher to learn you,so give it time...In time you will be saying::: "If it has a flat floor or swinging doors,I don't want anything to do with it". Ladies,this is a job for you...You just drive the truck...We have many women drivers...
great trucks with gps built in the dash......good miles if you want to run...
Terminal manager, (Former Employee) – Indiana, New Mexico – November 29, 2012
I only wish terminal had not closed due to loss of business. I was hired to do a job as terminal manager and had complete trust and confidence of my Boss which made my job a pleasure to do for the company as well as myself.