Local Jockey (Former Employee) – Roaring Spring, PA – September 19, 2016
There were a few things I would change, but all in all, I loved them. Like, seriously. I felt at home and they took very good care of me I was a local jockey, but I've heard good things about their otr staff as well.
Paid orientation, decent wages, felt like family
Shoddy local equipment, no bonuses for local drivers.
Shop Foreman / ERS Manager (Former Employee) – Roaring Spring, PA – August 17, 2016
fast paced shop / moderen equipment / training and education are foremost of importance / company is very family oriented / very upbeat and plesant atmosophere / a bit light on payscale in the maintance dept. but overall great people.
Truck Driver (over-the-road) (Current Employee) – Roaring Spring, PA – July 17, 2016
I receive a pre-plan from my driver manager through the on board computer. I am an over the road truck driver. I have a 14 hour work day. I stay mainly on the east coast. The very first thing I do is a pre-trip inspection on the tractor then I pick up an empty trailer and take it to the shipper where it gets loaded. I also pick up the bills. I then drive, fuel up, and head towards the receiver. I stay in contact with the company and any changes they may have. We use and on board computer for messages. When I get to the receiver, they unload the trailer or I leave it and pick up an empty. I then make sure the bills get to the management of the company I am delivering to. I average about 3000 miles a week. If there is any problem with the load or my equipment I let my company know right away. I have learned how to be ready for bad road conditions and for any backups on the road. Even though it's not required, I do a post-trip inspection on the tractor trailer, so I am prepared.
Time management, logistics, see a lot of the country.
Away from home too much, the pay is low and bad equipment.
Driver (Current Employee) – Remington, IN – May 31, 2016
After being in 6 trucks in 4 month, enough is enough. They don't care that your down, don't pay you for being down. New drivers are more important to this company than it's current drivers. So if you do break down, you will sit because even though they have trucks open, they are already assigned to New people coming out of orientation. I broke down on a friday, orientation lets out on Thursdays. I couldn't get another truck cause they were saving them for the next class. Their shops are nothing but a joke. Say they fix an air leak. Go out to the truck, still loose air, and they say run it for now, or you don't have an air leak, or better yet they couldn't find it.
Driver (Former Employee) – Roaring Spring, PA – July 30, 2014
a great company to work with. Pay & benefits are on par with industry standard, and bonus programs allow you the opportunity to add to your paycheck. Safety is a primary key and standard at Smith. The driver managers do their best to meet your family needs, as situations come up.
well where to start I was broke down on the road for 3 days with no pay no breakdown pay Then your vacation pay is not based off what you make its a flat $450 a week they try to get you to run illegally and if you don't you don't get a lot of miles overall this was one of the worst companies I've ever worked for in my 10 plus years I've been in the industry
OTR Company Driver (Current Employee) – Cresson, PA – May 28, 2014
Great Company until it comes to your pay. Instead of using tranflo to get pay faster and more accurate they use trip-pak that is slower then a snail and sometimes does not get there so your pay is almost nonexistent. Drivers are losing their homes and can not pay their bills on time because of payroll using trip-pak.
OVER THE ROAD DRIVER (Former Employee) – Roaring Spring, PA – May 21, 2014
To start a day as in all truck driving jobs. Pre trip, planning, organize as to trip schedule . Find tractor, trailer and associated paper work. Most of the trips at smith were drop and hook, with a few a week to unload and load.
tanker driver (Former Employee) – Williamsport – September 11, 2013
DER needs to investigate environment laws broken/ wash tankers with residual waste in their wash bay @ Roaring Springs also dump water from tanks into holding pond in their parking lot labor laws broken when working 14+ hours still had repeat had to be up by 0600 hrs to find out if you worked that day or not ,sometimes didn't find out till 0900 hrs ,but couldn't clock on till later per foreman's instructions
Spotter (Current Employee) – Huston, PA – June 25, 2013
I work from 6am-6pm. I wait for a water truck to come and I spot them to back up. I make sure they do what they are suppose to. When they leave I walk around the site to make sure everything is safe. If a spill or anything wrong occurs I call Range Resources. I learned what it is like to work on a well site for long hours.
making $12 an hour
I am in the weather with no protection besides my truck, using my gas for air or heat. Not enough hours.
Water Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Roaring Spring, PA – June 2, 2013
A typical day starts with one of the bosses on your back about why you are not in the truck heading down the road yet. Once you are out of the yard you just hope you don't hear from one of them for the rest of the day. Most of the employees are living in a hotel and rarely go home so the stress of being away is on everyone. You generally work 12 hour shifts 5 or 6 days a week get one day off and start over.