Used to be good place to work.
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – November 19, 2013
Good pay and inexpensive benefits. Good fleet managers. Good miles when they're there to be had.
After over 5 years of safe OTR driving, I went to a local position at Jacobson's request for a new contract they had in TX. After 7 months they dropped the contract, saying they were not making any money (they had seriously underbid to get the contract) and released all drivers working on that contract. I was 1 of 2 with over 5 years with them, there were several with over 3 years with them. We were still driving the trucks we drove OTR, they wouldn't have had to find trucks for us. They didn't tell us in person they were letting us go; they didn't tell us by phone or any of several other methods individually or as a group at their disposal.
They sent an email to the lady working in the office and left it to her to tell all the drivers.