fast paced, my own drivers I had everyday, learned different objects everyday on canadian freight, enjoyed my coworkers, linehaul drivers I dispatched out, the hardest was finalizing my drivers out to canada,
P&D/ Line Haul Driver (Current Employee), Bensenville, IL – November 14, 2013
On a typical workday you are assigned routes or tasks to complete with little or no assistance. Vitran Express drivers are self starters. They are given invoices for P&D deliveries and the locations where pick ups and trailer switches are to be made, and they are expected to fully complete all assignments and satisfy customers independently and professionally. – more... They are not like some companies who believe in micro managing their drivers every move. I have learned that their work environment gives a driver room to expand their driving skills. The opportunity to move from pulling a single van to pulling a set of doubles or triples has presented itself several times, and the company, time after time, has invested the time and the training teaching drivers, who have the endorsement but not the necessary skills, to do these jobs. Management and co-workers at this company are easy to get along with. Everyone, for the most part, seems to be willing to help each other. The hardest part of the job, being low in senority, is having to deal with the constant changing of start times, and the most enjoyable part for me is the relax and friendly attitudes. – less
Road Driver (Current Employee), West Chester, PA – October 28, 2013
Pros: steady runs, mostly ok equipment
Cons: new management and their attitude
received new management 2 yrs ago.company has lost money over and over.Recently bought out by another company and in all likelihood I am not staying.No one says anything good about new owners.I have worked too many nights not being home and after 11 years go backwords,in pay and benefits.Vitran was an ok company for the last 2 years it has gone downhill – more... and I believe it was all planned.All we have heard about our new owners is not positive.I am not bitter but after 25 plus years in the industry I am not taking cuts because of new ownership. – less
Pros: i liked all the co workers and the job itself
Cons: unsafe environment poor management
this is probably the least favorite job ive ever had. we always ran out of paper, manifest, ink cartlidges,etc.. i constantly borrowed supplies from other terminals. they seeked outside employees instead of promoting from within.
Operations Supervisor (Current Employee), Pittsburgh, Pa – October 23, 2013
Lots of changes have been made with this company. Most of the upper management is newer and from well respected companies. Middle management and below have been there for a long time and change is coming but thus far is a slow process.
Decent place to work. Liked employees and the work I did but not the management or lack of communication.
Pricing Analyst (Current Employee), Gibsonia, PA – October 20, 2013
Pros: new building, half hour lunch, breaks
Cons: lack of communication, too many people to report to
Typical day consists of checking e-mails consistently helping customers with data entry problems, updating bills, providing pricing to sales reps, and overall customer service help. Analyze bids that are sent in from sales reps. Type up proposal letters, construct data files, cost shipments, and come up with final pricing to present to potential customers. – more... Hardest part of the job was the unexpected time constraints due to sales reps always sending in their pars late. Most enjoyable part was the freedom to work at my own pace and be trusted. Enjoyed my co-workers but expected more direction and communication from upper management. Too many tiers of management. – less
Vitran is a nice environment with exciting new challenges daily.
Pricing Analyst (Current Employee), Gibsonia, PA – October 19, 2013
In the time that I have been at Vitran Express, I have added to my office support skills, learned how to complete incoming bids from Vitran salesmen. This in turn will potentially provide new business.
My immediate supervisor provides a great deal of support. With her experience and knowledge of the LTL business, this helps me make the right decision – more... in an uncertain situation.
Overall, Vitran is a friendly environment that allows me to perform my duties to the best of my ability. – less
Clerk (Current Employee), Detroit, MI – October 13, 2013
Management would rather be friends with their employees instead of holding them responsible for their jobs. There is no accountability and management would rather pretend a problem doesn't exist than confront the people who are not doing there jobs.
Good place to learn new skills, quality management, company has been in the red for too long.
NET/Android Development Team Lead (Current Employee), Wichita, KS – September 20, 2013
A typical day at work I would come in, have a cup of coffee, take care of any emails relating to issues with the software I had recently been developing. Then get to work on my primary project at the time.
Learned lots about the transportation business as a whole, and to build my skill set in .NET and Android development.
Co-workers were knowledgeable, – more... easy going and lots of fun.
The most difficult parts of the job were juggling multiple tasks and avoiding the distractions (like nerf gun wars).
The most enjoyable part of the job was the nerf gun wars. – less
One of the better places I have worked over my carreer.
Programmer Analyst (Current Employee), Wichita KS – September 18, 2013
Pros: fun place to work very challenging.
Cons: executive group located in pittsburgh. lack of communication sometime.
All tasks were entered by the users. Management then assigned the task and deadlines if applicable. Management treated everyone as professionals and expected them to perform. Good group of web developer's that I have been working with.