Only agree to a lease with this company if you want to make no money
lease operator (Former Employee) – Olathe, KS – July 23, 2014
Orientation wasn't too bad, but once they start telling you about the lease program, I wouldn't even consider listening to it because it's nothing but a load of junk. I was told that I would make more than a company driver easily, week after week. Well that's a lie. You're probably never going to make more than a company driver.....EVER!!!! All this talk about making around 1000 a week is nothing but a lie unless maybe you're a trainer and can keep that truck moving all the time but if you're a solo lease operator, you'll either make next to nothing or you'll end up deep in the hole. Trans am makes all these empty promises about if you ever have any problems, contact so and so from safety and we'll get you back on track. Uhh, how many times did Itry calling and never got any real help? More than I can count. Then they say there's this part in the contract where you can quit at any point and not owe anything else on the truck. Yeah true, but good luck trying to get them off your back about staying on the lease and sending you to a yard to drop the truck off. I gave them my 2 weeks and they got me to the Kansas yard within a week for a relay, and after I dropped the loaded trailer, I grabbed all my stuff and went inside and said I was done, and then they say, oh you still have a week left of your two weeks. I just told them I'm not taking any other loads and turned in everything I had to turn in and walked out. If you want to make money as a truck driver, please don't sign a lease with this company, you'll regret it for the rest of your life.
lease program is a complete joke