Pros: Location, housing
Cons: Management, dispatchers, broke equipment, disrespectful, lack of safety
This is not a Pilot Thomas thing, this is just plain bad local management thing.The office is like a circus, with kids and all, which they call dispatchers and management. No matter what their age is they act like grade school and have no respect for drivers. They get paid to work but they never seem to be in the office and just carry around cell phones. I even went into the office the other day to find them all sitting on big balls, next they will be walking on a high wire, way to much time on their hands or too many of them, that they don't need. "Salary people" Two drivers got fired last week, I don't know the details but walk into the office to hear a dispatcher trash talking them with pictures to other drivers. I hear dispatchers trash talking drivers all the time. Their tittle is "driver manager" is this exceptable behavior for a manager. Field employees are blamed for everything to save their butts with total disorganization. We don't work we don't get paid, they don't work they still get paid and it is to sit in an office, " when they bother to even be there and not out running around on a cell phone" What good employees they have with this company have either left or are looking to leave and they will continue to just hang on to the ones losing all are business. Good drivers don't want to put up with this.
There is a long history on both sides of managers sleeping and partying with employees. I guess that must be the problem of getting no where with this company if you are not sleeping and drinking with the right person. I am still here, but like most drivers I am not jumping into another company to fast but taking my time to be selective. We are getting hours because so many left, that is a positive, but it is getting scary since they now have the boneyard of trucks and put on used equipment not to buy new. Merges usually keep the best of the best, where did they send our best because they did not keep them here in any of the positions.