Hard to find satisfaction working for PTI
Over the Road Driver (Former Employee) – Norton, VA – May 3, 2016
Working for PTI, over the road drivers only get paid for the time they are actually on an assigned job. They have to be on call to the dispatchers until needed, but are not paid for their time at all while waiting. Some days we were on call all day long and never got a single trip. In order to sign on to receive a call, you had to first obtain a van to use during your shift. Some days I had to make multiple trips back and forth from home to our local office to check to see if a van was available for me to use to work. The last day I worked for PTI, I used $30 in gas trying to get a van to work so I could go on the board. After I signed on, It took till 1 hour before I was supposed to go off the board to get a trip. That trip was only one way delivering a crew from Norton Yard Office to Carbo Yard Office. I made $28 for that day. That was the last day I worked because it was costing me more money to get the means to work than I was able to earn. Also, many railroad workers are hard to work with and like to abuse drivers (mentally, emotionally, and verbally).
During the time I worked there, I was sent paperwork wanting me to take part in filing a lawsuit against PTI over payment situations. Since leaving them, I received another one for the same thing.
Unsympathetic supervisors, very seldom make anything on paid holidays, rude co-workers, too much gossiping, unkept vans, too many rules and regulations that seem unsensible.