Team Driver Geared company
Professional Driver (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – August 2, 2015
Large company that covered all of the United States and Canada. Multiple accounts with companies to carry freight including Dollar General, Wal-Mart, Target, Tractor Supply Company and many more. When I joined U.S. Xpress Enterprises I was fresh out of CDL school and spent four weeks with a trainer from Minnesota. My trainer was responsible for a dedicated account which covered parts of Minnesota and went to Illinois mainly Chicago rail yard. Training went very well. I learned a lot and experienced a lot. After training I went solo OTR. My issues began there. I experienced issues with my fifth wheel, shifting, no engine brake. I requested another truck where again I had more issues DEF regeneration issues, filters, bunk heater went out in dead of winter. All of these issues caused me to spend a lot of time in a hotel waiting for the shops to fix them. I was paid Fifty dollars a day for break down. I spent more time in a hotel then running miles. Dispatch was not on top of load assignments as far as paying attention to when your home time was or what your location was. Appointment times were next to impossible to meet because dispatch most times sent you a load that was already late. I learned a lot on my own the times I was on road. U.S. Xpress is a team driver priority kind of company. They get first priority almost every time. If you were solo or dedicated you were put off till later.
Great training, Insurance after three months, self learning experience
Dispact, communication, poor upkeep with OTR trucks