Driver (Current Employee) – Unknown, USA – June 5, 2016
When I was first contacted by the recruiting department, I had my doubts and for good reason. Recruiter lied! Comes with the territory right, wrong. We do not have to keep doing this to other drivers, we do not have to accept it, you promise it, you should deliver it. It's forced dispatch. Anything west of Laredo and Dallas, 5 to 6 weeks before home time. Dedicated goes to seniority, unless you out perform them if you can manage to get on. Medical is over 125 a week, unless your single. They do not care if your sick as long as job gets done and would rather to give you days off in the truck instead of send you home to get better. At first they do make it seem like a good company spending that money to get you to orientation but it's most defiantly not training. After orientation, they throw you to the wolf's. Set you up for failure but they do give you a list of driver trainers to call when you realize that they didn't show you how to do that in orientation but did talk about it or mention it, briefly. I am disappointed in the company. I expected better not more BS.
The welcome is awesome
They rush you through orientation without proper training. Not enough home time. Forced dispatch.
Driver (Former Employee) – Lake Wales, FL – November 16, 2015
Oakley hired me, and many other drivers, under their current advertising claiming that drivers will get 2 days off work for every 7 days worked. We were also told break down and layover pay had no caps. Now Oakley is telling it's drivers that they only get 1 day off at home for every 7 days worked, and they basically have capped break down and layover pay at 1 day no matter how long you sit. They do this with a smile on their faces and telling you that it's a good thing. It might be for the company but it sure isn't for the driver that has a family at home and likes to spend time with them. It's a all new low for Oakley Transport that claims to be family oriented and know that home time with drivers family's is important to them.
The cpm (if they don't lie and change that as well)
Seemed to have turned a new leaf compared to prior reviews.
truck driver (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – November 16, 2015
Driver for Oakley. Great pay, benefits are expensive but good, no complaints. Dispatch talks respectful and customers are friendly and we have a good reputation with them. Trucks are good but older, new ones go to senior drivers as they should. No complaints.
Pay. Orientation pay and hotel. Support
Older trucks. Tank washes but that's this business
Driver (Former Employee) – lake Wales, Fl. – July 18, 2015
i have worked at Oakley for a few years. They do promise you the world. When you get on your own they will not run you at first for two reasons. First they don't want to push you until your ready. Second they want you to go to management to tell them your not getting mile. Once you do they will make sure you get what you need. When something is bothering you they want you to tell them. As you know squeaky wheel gets the grease
liars, will tell you anything to get you and then your stuck with them!
company driver (Former Employee) – Lake Wales, FL – May 25, 2012
they say work within the rules and then set impossible time tables to make it legally. and if you bring it up they say its your fault and dock you money, they short your miles on every run and take out money for gloves, hard hats, fittings for the truck, and other things that sometimes feel petty and ridiculous.
can't think of a single one
they say follow the hos, but expect you to break them.
former driver (Former Employee) – lake wales, fl – April 26, 2014
Poor old equipment, always at the shop, poor planning low miles, everyone else breaks down they want u to help constantly. Facilties are soso. Smaller company feel with nice people, to bad cant make a living on a 600mi weeks pay, seeya
They were a good company they had there slow times . If you were departing calf. Delivery time was Not gave to you till you were closer. They would alwas ask if you were ready or did you need more Time. Was always a no rush company