The culture at R & L Carriers at the Alexandria terminal is VERY hostile. The terminal manager's leadership style is that of an angry dictator that wants everything to be done perfect, while being too cheap to get his employees the tools they need to do a perfect job every night.
To be completely honest though, no one here needs to apply, unless you know someone who already works there. If you don't have a friend/family member there that is willing to vouch for you, the terminal manager, Tim Corcoran, will NOT hire you.
With all of that being said, the actual dock employees are a pretty great group of people. The environment is dirty, but fun. You are exposed to the elements there, and are in a big metal can. When it's 95 degrees out, it's 120 on the dock, and 130 in the trailers. When it's 10 degrees out, it's 10 degrees on the dock and in the trailers.
This terminal could be a great place to work with a terminal manager who actually deserved to be in his position, rather than someone who married the owners niece and received their position solely out of nepotism.
Former employee who worked at R & L for 4 years and moved up into a full time loading slot.