Travel across the coast to coast delivering goods to receivers like Walmart, Tyson, Whole Foods, Cosco, Bryers Ice Cream, etc and keeping track of log books and bills of lading so that we can get paid for the trips. Every 3 months we come back to Dallas, TX for safety training.
Class A CDL Driver (Former Employee), Dallas, TX – August 4, 2014
Pros: compensation, management
Cons: always away from home, too many trainers to compete with for students
I drove for them for 6 years. I made good money when I was a trainer. You get paid for the miles your student drives. Fleet manager John Powers was awesome. My last year there, too many drivers were becoMing trainers and it was difficult to have students. I enjoyed training and sharing my experiences with someone as well as the better compensation. – more... I quit because I didn't like waiting 3-4 weeks for a student and I didn't like being on the road alone and always away from home. – less
National delivery driver (Former Employee), Dallas, TX – July 6, 2014
All though it took everything I had to complete the training program, It was at the risk of my life and those around me. the trainer and company are the worst. Iv seen better management at a burger king in the middle of the desert.. No pun intended.
Professional Driver (Former Employee), Dallas, TX – June 30, 2014
Pros: company vehicle, black shiny and new, nice facility on site.
Cons: on the road way too long, pay is not a grand thing, managment look out for themselves, over the drivers.
I started working for Stevens and did the best I could to learn and preserve myself. To be an asset to the company. They had driver lounges on site and a movie viewing room. A typical day you are driving at least 400-600 miles. The hardest part of this job is no access (regularly) to a fitness or workout facility. That gives the edge to feeling and – more... being fit and alert on the road. – less
Driver (Former Employee), Dallas, TX – June 25, 2014
Hated working for this company, Management had one goal in mind and that was to get all it's driver into a lease vehicle. I was just starting in this business yes the money looks great, but if the support isn't there how can you make it...
Cons: required amount of work before you can return home, expensive benefits.
I was actually lied to and indirectly asked to break the law, as well as threatened to be thrown off of a truck in the middle of California. This is the job for you if you don't mind being bullied around. They were also a very sneaky company, that will bill you for everything under the sun, that they can get away with.
Equipment Manager (Former Employee), Dallas, TX – June 12, 2014
Pros: none what so ever.
Cons: management treats everyone like dirt, and their pay is a joke!
From the moment you walk in the door until the moment you leave management is watching, recording, key stroking, and micro-managing your every move. I learned that the only way to get ahead at Stevens is to be related to the Owners family or one of the family members who is upper management. This place is a giant revolving door. Avoid this company at – more... all costs!!!!! – less
OTR-Truck Driver (Former Employee), Dallas, TX – May 20, 2014
Big trucking company in Mesquite, TX and operation of it all was very effective. Training to drive for that company was hard, but very enjoyable, able to learn a lot about driving, direction, weather, surroundings, and etc
Pros: tuition reimbursement, assigned truck, good equipment, no hassle $ advancements (which you'll need)
Cons: pay (.26cpm), home every 3-4 months
* OTR work typically involves live loads/unloads. Often times, you will need to wait for a load to cut (may be up to 12 hours). If you're a single male driver, you may be required to go to NYC. If you're a female single driver, it's not required. If you're a team, count on getting sent to the oddest places with the least amount of time to get there. – more... Repowering loads is common no matter your driving status. Getting home is a trick if you live in a state like Michigan. You will most likely be stuck home for a week whether you like it or not. Count on being sent to the Dallas yard afterward. You'll be there about 3-5 days getting your truck inspected, cleaned, then completing a safety checklist that must be signed off on before being dispatched on your next load.
** Co-workers on the yard & in the driver lounge are your stress-reliever at this job. It's what keeps you sane and not home-sick. – less