Recently, Landair Transport has recognized that some of the Driver's concerns have went unanswered AND unresolved. Currently, there is a Companywide effort to identify these concerns and to get EVERYONE onboard to resolves these issues. It will take some time and effort to address these problems, but a seasoned team of both Drivers and Managers is being assembled to tackle these problems. As a Driver, expectations of a successful company should be HIGH and Landair Transport IS COMMITTED to being a 5-STAR Carrier for its Drivers.
I am writing this review as both a Driver and a Mananger. I am a 31-year veteran driver with the past 12-years being logged in at Landair Transport. Landair has given me the opportunity to work as an On-Road Safety Manager as part of the effort to connect with the Drivers. As a driver with Landair, I can fully relate to the problems that drivers face each day and it is my passion to help make things better for our drivers by helping the Management Team better understand legitimate complaints.
Is Landair Transport a 'perfect' trucking company..? No, it is not, BUT there is a majority of folks in the Corporate Office that truly want it to be, AND believes that we can be the ABSOLUTE BEST choice for Drivers who want to make a good living driving east of the Mississippi River.
Driving in today's Trucking enviroment is difficult, at best, but is not impossible. Likewise, addressing Driver's concerns at Landair will not be easy at times, BUT I can see that IT IS POSSIBLE and that there is a commitment from the leaders within the Corporate Office to addressmore... legitimate Driver issues.
I often ask drivers, "...how do you eat an Elephant..?" Of course the answer to that, is, "..one bite at a time.." So, as Landair begins to tackles these problems head-on, I am encouraged for us all!
Now, let me end this review by highlighting some of Landair Transport's BEST qualities:
1. Competitive Pay & Benefits 2. Excellant Equipment 3. Regional and Long Haul Opportunities 4. Dedicated Fleets 5. Seasoned Professionals 6. Financially Strong Company 7. EZ Pass Equipped Trucks 8. COMPANYWIDE Committment to the Driver's Success 9. COMPANYWIDE Committment to the Driver's SAFETY 10.Open Door Policy for HELP and ASSISTANCE for Driversless
Material Flow Coordinator/Quality Tech (Former Employee) – Janesville, WI – August 10, 2012
I would first start the day by running several material reports, making sure that my material drivers and parts chasers were setup. Collecting all Kanbans to scan thru then running another report to check on inventory levels and Gators that were set for the days run. Work with John Deere employees on material issues that we are dealing with at the time. Afternoon I would work on inventory counts, dunnage that would be sent back to vendors and other issues that would arise. Throughout the day work on answering e-mails that came thru John Deere Buyers, Engineers, Material Coordinators, Line Supervisors and Managers.
the position that i had was challenging and extremely busy and i really enjoy that.
i really enjoyed my job so i would have to say that i don't have any cons
spotter (Former Employee) – ardmore oklahoma – September 18, 2014
I worked in ardmore oklahoma spotting trailers on receiving docks for michilen tires the work part of the job was super great the supervisors was on the other hand not very great people we're treated poorly even when they were doing a good job i had 3 checks that were shorted on hours and it would take three weeks to get paid back from mistakes they would make and know this $15 dollars an hour is max pay you will never grow in pay or position but hey if you like to punch a time clock and be home every night day after day after day this is the job for you
Company Driver (Former Employee) – Greenville, Tn – August 6, 2014
A typical day at work includes; the normal pre,post,and enroute inspections.Loads are dispatched as usual,however the area of driver support is lacking.I have learned that conclusions are drawn without investigated procedures? The job is not difficult for the average tractor trailer driver, however improvement in dispatch legalities is needed. Now days drivers have designated onduty time and drive time. Zip code area to actual drive area is entirely different. Upon exiting the company I found driver beware. A bus ticket was arranged for my arrival home; However the distance of the bus ride was over 80 miles shy of my actual residence.Driver beware.I could not find an area of enjoyment.
Revolving door of temporary employees paid low wages
Assembler (Former Employee) – Janesville, WI – February 25, 2014
Landair is contracted by John Deere to assemble and ship Gator type vehicles. Management is unorganized and has little concern for the employees. Wages are low and work hours are never consistent. Work 2 hours one day and 10 hours the next day. No work would be scheduled for the weekend and you find out on Friday afternoon that you must work Saturday and Sunday. Temporary employees are revolving through the door on a daily basis.
nice building to work in
inconsistent hours, low wages, poor management, little concern for employees personal life.
Fleet Manager (Former Employee) – Hartsville,SC – February 23, 2015
Landair promises the world and delivers nothing.. Promise advancement but give you nothing.. Operations Manager is a trained puppet with strings being pulled by the higher ups. No respect for drivers.. Load Planners have no clue where anything is ? Sending trucks crossing paths everyday.. Lowest paying Trucking company in the area by far..
poor managment, no respect, opinion is not heard much less valued...
The money is good, the miles are plentiful, but the equipment is complete trash.....over 30 trucks in the shop. Fleet managers are unorganized. I used to get home the day I put in for. Now I go home 1-2 AFTER I the requested home time and end up working during my home time. Won't be long before I let this go
Managers, VP's, and owner all fight and are only there to make themselves look good, not interested in the company or employees. Treat drivers and office workers like piece of trash. Love to have driver sit while managers laugh in the office. I know this because I used to wok there but left because they have no values.
I have been with this company for 10+ years and it is a great place to work . No one fights to make themselves look good and i have never seen anyone laugh when a driver has to sit.
That makes no sense--- when a driver sits it costs the company money too!!! We are all on the same team ---drivers, managers, office employees, vp's and owners.
Job Work/Life Balance
Actions speak louder................
Driver (Former Employee) – Hartsville,SC – February 26, 2012
The company has good concepts, but give you no support to reach goals. Dispatchers fight among themselves, hand you their mess to fix then cant be reached. Upper management will always side with dispatchers even if they are wrong.
good pay rate. fairly good equipment.
dispatchers no trucking background, more on-duty time than driving time
Counter associate (Former Employee) – Richmond, va – September 15, 2015
Management is poor they do not care about most employees. High turnover rate. In Richmond Virginia. Overall terrible place to work for don't waste your time with this one. Bring in friends and everyone else is left stuck in the same position.
Landair was a fun place to work, I am just seeking a place to further advance.
Driver (Former Employee) – Greenville, TN – January 9, 2014
I had fun working there as a driver, but I need to work somewhere that I can advance further in the business instead of being a driver. I have obtained a degree and wish to use my degree in this business as a Safety Director.
Frieght Biller (Former Employee) – Elk Grove, IL – June 10, 2014
answering phones taking orders billing out shipment as they came in. the difference in billing freight and rail along with air shipment and hazmat. co workers kept to themselves.there was no part that was the hardest the job was good. earning a paycheck
Driver (Current Employee) – Greeneville, TN – September 2, 2015
like going home, I get up and get my load and take it to get it unloaded, or drop and hook. And I do not see the other two drivers. The most thing I like about my job is I start early and get off early, and I am salary.