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former student driver (Former Employee), dallas – September 20, 2014
Pros: good training one of the best! (thats why i gave it 3 stars)
Cons: pay, hotel, & them people dont care about you your just another potential money maker for them
READ CAREFULLY & PAYATTENTION TO DETAIL i once was you looking at these reviews From no experience when you think of everything they offer this seems like a great opportunity for you besides the reviews about the company you saw. All I have to say is all the stuff the "local recruiters" (if you met them in person) told you mines well call them a bill – more... collector or a car salesman lol he's selling you the perfect dream.. I SIGNED UP for the dallas site arrived at a very TRASHY MOTEL was very embarrassed to let my family and friends know the name because they might google it lol (your gonna need food so besides the 100$ registration fee bring an extra 300 just for grocery & etc) in mesquite tx had to be up for 6am arrived at the company in amazement very professional looking looked like a place I can see my self at a few years then we went inside where the instructor Blake (pretty boring guy seems like he's been doing this an only this for quite awhile & he repeats a lot of stuff but some people are just that slow in the class) but overall he'll point out facts so he's a nice instructor for the first couple days then you start to meet everyone else oh and on the 3RD DAY YOU WILL BE DRUG SCREENED & PHYSICALED & SENT HOME IF YOU DONT PASS this includes drug test eye exam blood pressure neck has to be certain size DO NOT INFORM THEM YOU IF YOU GET HEADACHES OFTEN AND USE ADVILL TYLENOL ETC CAN RESULT IN A FAILURE OF PHYSICAL make sure you wear glasses if your supposed to & the ones that are prescribed to you also no high doses of sugar or cafeen in your system etc THEY ARE SOME HAPPY GO LUCKY LOOKING PEOPLE CAUSE YOU CAN POETENTLY BRING THEM MONEY BUT THEY WILL SEND YOU HOME!!!! BE UP ON TIME FOR THAT RAGGEDY VAN BE IN CLASS ON TIME TAKE NOTES STUDY & YOU WILL HAVE TO READ BOOKS THEY GIVE YOU TO TAKE TEST GIVEN BY THE COMPANY & PLEASE PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AT LEAST A PERMIT (THE FIRST 2 TEST) BUT YOU WILL LOSE DRIVING TIME & BE RUSHED TO FINISH ALL 5 TEST ITS BEST TO HAVE ALL 5 WHEN YOU ARRIVE MORE DRIVING TIME!!!! DONT CRASH DONT HIT NOBODY PAY ATTENTION & JUST CAUSE YOU MAKE IT TO THE DRIVING DONT MEAN YOU GOT THE JOB! I WITNESSED A GROUP AHEAD OF OURS START OFF WITH 28 PPL & OVER THE DAYS THRU PHYSICALS DMV TESTING & DRIVING ONLY 6 GOT THEIR CDL....NOW IF YOU LEAVE OR FAIL OR GET SENT HOME DURING TRAINING YOU WILL BE CHARGED HOTEL EXPENSES (15 a night I believe for trash) & MEALS (which your given a 70$ check on the second Monday if you sign up for it after your drug test) YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY A "WILLIAMS AND RUSH" TELLING YOU "YOU HAVE TO PAY SUCH AN SUCH AMOUNT WITHIN 24 HRS OR BY THE NXT MORNING (COULD BE UP TO 1500$ OR MORE ) & BEING THREATENED TO HAVE YOUR LICENSE REVOKED SUED & TO PUT YOU INTO THE SYSTEM OF YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF STATION THEY'RE VERY RUDE THEY DONT CARE IF YOU UNEMPLOYED LOL I WAS TOLD "YOU BETTER CALL MOM OR SOMEBODY NOW CUZ I NEED THIS MONEY BY 10AM TOMORROW OR YOUR LICENSE WILL BE REVOKED" THEY ARE A 3RD PARTY COMPANY & AFTER GETTING HARRASSED BY THEM FOR A WEEK I CALLED STEVENS & INFORMED THEM I WAS COMING BACK & THE REASON I LEFT & THE PPL THAT WERE CALLIN ME THE CALLS STOPPED -_- LUCKILY I ONLY OWE 220 WHICH I WILL BE GLAD TO PAY AND NOT THE 400$ WILLIAMS AND RUSH SAID I OWE & 1500$ IF I COULDNT GET THE MONEY TO THEM BY THE NEXT MORNING BUT OVERALL IM NOT GOING BACK & GLAD THE SITUATION THAT CAME UP THAT FORCED ME TO LEAVE EARLY HAPPENED ILL TAKE THAT AS A BLESSING YOU WONT MAKE MUCH HERE (most is 350 a week after taxes and Stevens taking their part more like 200$ a week on the road) & THEY'LL FORCE YOU TO LEASE A TRUCK THAT YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH CUZ THEY ALL BRAND NEW SHINNY BLACK WHICH YOU'LL REGRET IN THE LONG RUN.......
BUT HEY I WAS ONCE YOU LOOKING TO ADVANCE MY CAREER BUT DIDN'T ACKNOWLEDGE ALL THE NONSENSE IN THE REVIEWS LOL YOU DONT HAVE TO BELIEVE ME AND MY "INSIDE EXPIRENCE" OF IT ALL BUT HEY IF YOU WANNA TAKE THAT CHANCE KEEP PRAYING & I WISH YOU THE BEST – less
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