High stress, limited training, over worked tired employees, unfair routing assignments
Transportation supervisor (Former Employee) – South Windsor, CT – August 14, 2018
Extremely poor upper management from area manager on up. Seems like these good ole boys only walked around getting nothing accomplished when that visited. Family members made part of the upper management after marrying into the ownership's family. Not a healthy environment for job security when things go wrong, they are always looking for someone to blame other than themselves for there poor decisions,
management and drivers overworked, quick to fire employees, low morale
It's trucking... New age.... Cameras for your safety sometimes for bs.
Driver (Current Employee) – Saxonburg, PA – July 27, 2018
It's a driving job. Plain and simple. It has it's good and bad but show me a place that don't. It's easy, friendly co-workers. Management is fine, sometimes a little inattentive but effective overall. I left here once not by choice but life made me. I came back as soon as I was able to. The moneys good if your an earner. If your lazy stay away... It's not for you. The cameras suck but understandable. I rarely have any camera set offs of any sort. It's slip seating 101....you take what's there... Sometimes you wait but are paid for it. Most of the time you dont wait at all. People who say different are the non earners and complainers... They're everywhere. I've worked here 6 years it's the most I've ever earned(20 years driving) and the easiest labor wise.
CDL Class A Driver (Current Employee) – Nazareth, PA – July 2, 2018
i’ve been w the automotive division and coming from foodservice background this is a welcome change of pace! it’s a dedicated route and double drop and hook... DOESNT GET ANY EASIER THAN THIS! They supply you w state of the art equipment and Penske does a fantastic job maintaining the fleet... I know a lot of people complain about every job but as far as trucking companies go in my opinion this is one of the best ones to work for because they don’t really ask much of you other than don’t crash the truck deliver the freight on time and comply with DOT regulations it really doesn’t get any more simple than that . I made the mistake of leaving here last year to take a job that promised me the world and failed to deliver and I left on good terms and the company took me back with open arms and I am so glad that I did so because it was like I never left . they honestly pay pretty good for the kind of work that you do and there is tons of room for advancement in this company if you are willing to do the work . I would definitely recommend anybody with a couple of years experience to come and try this out because you might be surprised at the culture here it is very laid-back and everybody has a clear-cut job to do and if you just do what is expected you have a long and productive career here .
awesome bosses, great fleet of equipment, decent pay
Driver (Former Employee) – Frederick, MD – June 30, 2018
The comoany has not been the same since the Niederts retired and sold the company. The management at the Frederick MD terminal is a joke. Arrogance starts with the area manager and the terminal manager, neither of.which can do the job that is asked of.the drivers. Maybe corporate should take a look and address the high turnover rate of.its driver as well as management in Frederick. There was a great dedicated management team that had an open door policy and would do whatever they needed to to to get the job done but they left the company also.
Money is good
Lack of equipment, poor management, work schedule, start times
Driver/Lumper (Former Employee) – Lafayette, LA – June 29, 2018
Drivers unload the truck by hand on liftgate. Mostly in public storage lockers. Racks on wheels. Easy to turn over. Some places on hills. You'll know when your day is done. The "clics" have it the best. Wouldn't do it again.
Tractor Trailer Driver (Former Employee) – Batavia, IL – June 21, 2018
Black horse will push you to the limit. No mercy! Almost borderline DOT.violation ....money is,decent but culture is bad. Treat drivers like strangers always no matter how long you been there.You can make money if you don't mind being pushed around.They will cut you for one infraction no matter how long of excellent work you done for them .Don't make the slightest mistake other wise you are gone!
Steady work place. Just another number like anywhere else.
Driver (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – June 19, 2018
I realize now that im no longer employes there how stressful thw work was. Camera in ur face. Write ups for everything. Empty promises. No raises thru out ur time there because of contract. If ur a hard worker they take advantage. If ur lazy u will b left alone.
Route Driver (Current Employee) – Naperville, IL – June 12, 2018
Nice trucks to operate but working out of Naperville,Illinois Napa location is a joke, have to get there at 830 daily but they never have loads ready to after 10 pm, get paid after 1 hour of Napa delay is also a joke have to fight for the delay time pay, loads are always loaded top heavy unsecured unsafe. lead driver is level headed, but other management is a joke, there on board cameras are a joke another way to spy on there employee. I would stay far away from this company, no life working such long hours for terrible pay, they promise you a lot but never fulfill promises only good is the other drivers are friendly
Driver (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 31, 2018
I worked late nights delivering and picking up totes and skids. Unload and load myself by forklift. Every store had a forklift. Would have up to 10 stops a night. Stops took anywhere from 10-30+ mins. Usually worked between 8-12 hours a day. Got paid salary.
Managers treated me very well
Compensation was on the low side. Many better opertunities out there which is why I left. Otherwise, I liked the job and my managers.
Terminal Manager (Former Employee) – South Windsor, CT – May 30, 2018
Job was very manageable and easy when you were allowed to hire drivers. Approvals on drivers ranged from easy to get to impossible to get. One week manager would approve any condidate, next week no one would be approved regardless of how qualified. Severaly lacking in management and supervsiory staff. 120 drivers spread across 2 operations managed by 5 people. Every other company I have worked for has a 10-15 employee to 1 supervisor.
Local Delivery Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Coppell, TX – May 15, 2018
very bad company to work for they are cut throat and management is not for you, as soon as something seems like goes wrong they just want to fire you even if its something minor. this is a horrible company to be a truck driver for. they fire people left and right over the craziest things. I would not recommend anyone in their right minds to try to get on and drive for this company. especially out of the Coppell Texas area.
Operations Supervisor of M.R & Inbound (Former Employee) – Bolingbrook, IL – May 8, 2018
Sometimes management needs to listen to employees opinions, because sometimes they have valuable insight that can help streamline the processes on the dock. Also they should properly investigate work realated issues before jumping to conclusions.
Driver/Operator (Current Employee) – Dwight, IL – May 4, 2018
they run you hard enough that you run out of hours. management sucks communication sucks. what they tell you is the camera is only active when there is an incident and it records the event. In reality they turn it on at various times without you knowing to spy on you and try to get something to write you up on. communication between management and employee is beyond hideous. they will not hesitate to write up or fire someone.
TERMINAL ADMINISTRATOR (Former Employee) – Carol Stream, IL – April 14, 2018
I enjoyed my time at Black Horse, they try very hard to take care of their employees. I started as a temp employee expecting the job to be no longer than 30 days, and lasted over 5 month. I was pleased to have wonderful dedicated employees and learned so many new things.
close to my house, Great pay, great people
wanted me to transfer over an hour away from my home when time completed.