Simple yet sometimes challenging work with mostly non existent management. Some days your super busy sometimes nothing. Challenging work would be managing keeping multiple blocks running with no down time for them. Enjoying this job all depends on your coworkers they were never to picky on who they hired. Leading to a lazy workforce.
lots of option-able overtime, freedom to do your work as you saw fit as long as it got done.
salaries and benefits were extremely low for the work being done.
Forklift Operator/Material Handler (Former Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN – April 16, 2018
it was a god place to work. great benefits. free lunch every Friday during summer. it was like a one big family. hardest part of the day was leaving cause everyone would just talk and laugh about the day.
Logistics Specialist (Former Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN – January 31, 2018
Way more stress than necessary. Extremely fast paced environment, cut throat atmosphere, little pay. Poor benefits. It takes a few months before you even get a commission check, so you're stuck living on twelve dollars an hour. At least you can claim welfare while working here.
They mostly send the drivers out to Louisiana every day maybe 6 - 10 trucks and would typically have enough back hauls for half the drivers to come back. You are lucky to get a load every day and they have the worst trailers on the road. Blow outs every week and poor management. All outgoing loads are preloaded and no pretties are done on the trailer before loading. If you find problems with the trailer you won’t receive another load most likely until the next day. Working local is a joke. Might get to run 1 or 2 loads and end up sitting in the office for hours while the dispatcher is giving loads to his friends. Very high turnover rate and you HAVE to clean out your trailer at a drop yard in Louisiana BEFORE you get a haul back to Texas. No empty paid miles if they don’t have a haul back from Louisiana and they keep telling you that they are working on a load for you while your hours run out. High turnover rate. Don’t waste your time.
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 28, 2017
I do enjoy the face to face interactions with the drivers and customers I had on a daily basis. Although, I learned a lot about the questions I need to be asking before taking a position with a company.
53ft. Van Semi-Tractor Trailer Driver (Current Employee) – Alsip, IL – July 27, 2017
Not much home time. Never know when you're leaving or when you're coming home. Suppose to be off on weekends but can find that your run could bring you home sometime on Saturday. Pay is good. My manager is great. Dispatcher inexperienced.
Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Fort Wayne, IN – January 23, 2017
Buchanan is a wonderful place to help you transition to your next great opportunity. The atmosphere is positive but it can become a little shaky at times. The owner and his wife are beautiful people. The management team was still trying to figure things out when I was there. The drivers remain hopeful and loyal, but they all wish they were doing better. The office staff must be open minded because a lot of changes are required of them. There is not a lot of room for growth within. The pay is decent. The work load is fair.
it pays the bills
not a lot of room for growth, not a lot of OT, health benefits
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) – La Porte, TX – January 4, 2017
Management don't communicate with workers.recruiting will lie also dispatch will forget about you on the road.Also beware if you do loads make sure to ask about the load because you're going to have to Chase your money. Especially out of the La Porte office. .You're being WARNED. ....management in clute will lie about insurance 255.00 a week not a month. Local doesn't mean 21 to 23 an hour. .Beware ...