A very chill laidback job.
I really liked working here at first, it is very chill and laid back, but leaves a lot to be desired. The major reasons that I left was lack of hours, I would often get two or three days off a week, that I didn't ask for. I never had any idea what I was going to be doing two days from the present. I always had to ask for a day off if I wanted to see a friend, and that always messed up a trip. Like I'd leave to go to Park Rapids, but I needed to be home tomorrow, and they planned for me to pick up a load from the Wahpeton ND terminal going to Colorado, but I can't now, so I just get today off, when I return I have 8/11;14 hours, and im told to just go home. At first I liked all the time off, but my earnings didn't, and it was annoying to work so little. I also really hate Volvos, and my freightliner was nearing 500,000 miles, and I didn't want to drive a Volvo lol. Tanker is pretty fun though. Training is awful, and you will basically learn everything by making a bunch of mistakes along the way. Staff is really nice, and the other drivers are a bunch of old guys. Funny thing is that the terminals seem to act like a franchise, rather than a united company.
I'd recommend this job to a new driver with limited experience, or an old driver that doesn't want to retire, but wants a somewhat part time job, who also wants a lot of unplanned hometime. I greatly enjoyed working here during the 2 years that I was there though, I just wanted to propel myself further up.
Lots time off, easy to request time off, good equipment (especially if you like new Volvos), Nice staff, nice coworkers, Family Owned and Operated.
Not very busy, Unplanned time off, below average industry pay average $900 a week before taxes, Volvos.