Local Truck Driver, Charlotte, NC - May 19, 2016
Salem is a fine trucking company that has weathered the storms of being tied to a major employer: Freightliner, through the ups and downs of the trucking industry and the country's economy. Freightliner plants are affected and most Salem drivers have been, or will soon be impacted with a cut in hours of service. Some drivers have been affected already.
Most van and box truck drivers are assigned to a route and or plant. The general attitude is, "it's a job". Everyone seems thankful for the work/pay. However, there is a cut in production at all Freightliner plants. It has impacted the drivers hours of services/pay. The outlook is not clear and with new production of Freightliners in Mexico...
The pay rate and benefits are fine, but far from top. What I experienced with Transfreight and JB Hunt was much better. Changing times or methods of management.