Good pay and benefits, but nothing else is good.
CDL - A . Local city pick up and delivery driver. (Former Employee) – Syracuse, NY – October 9, 2015
Very good pay and benefits, but nothing else. Equipment is old, outdated, poorly maintained, and filthy on the inside.
Because of union environment, senior drivers treat Jr. drivers like garbage, many guys act like macho men, and everyone seems to only look out for themselves.
Not all, but many senior drivers use their seniority to subsidize their laziness. They can be the worst performing driver in the barn, e.g. call in sick, refuse to do certain work,.. etc.. but yet, because of their seniority, they'll be given preference over someone who works twice as hard.
Horrible management, constantly passing the buck for their failures.
No training. Everyone other word out of truck drivers and management's mouth is an F-bomb.
Routes and Pickups are poorly scheduled to drivers within the areas.
Communication systems for loaded and empty calls are horrible and constantly breaking.
In the winter time, Dock is colder than the outside temp. .
You have both the Teamsters dues, and a 15% give back because yellow owns them and negotiated a contract for a give back a few years back.
When you start it's very hard to get a steady bid. You'll bounce around forever until someone quits, get's fired, or retires.
While I did make some good money when they did work me full time, the pay was not worth the stress you had to deal with.
Outdated equipment, poorly managed, union environment/ senior drivers treat jr. drivers like garbage