When you are first hired everything is great! From that point on it's a down hill slide. Pay raises are inconsistent at best. Upper management thinks you are the "little people", believe me I have heard it said!
There are good people there but most don't stay long. As far as the office/shop it's a revolving door.
Operation Assistant (Former Employee) - Le Mars, IA - April 5, 2020
Worked for the company for 5 years and only got one raise and that was only because I threatened to leave. Not a lot of room for advancement and they like to give more work to the people who are good workers
Guaranteed pay is helpful in starting a new career path, but can also limit your driving experience as non-guaranteed drivers get better routes. It gets frustrating that you are not notified ahead of time as to what your next load will be.
Worst dispatcher I ever had in my 10 years of driving was ok for the first few months then I got stuck with some 20 something female dispatcher who didn't know the first thing about trucking she never got me home for home time consistently i would give her plenty of notice when I needed to be home she would ok it and then 2 days before I was due home she would come up with some bs and not get me home on time when I would ask her what the deal was she would say the same excuse as all these other so called dispatcher would say that's trucking what she knew about trucking you could probably fit on a pinhead w
Provided a week orientation about the company and process training.
Four weeks of training in the truck with a trainer providing explanations of all of the task required for running a route. I am a new driver and over all am impressed with the training provided. Would recommend Decker as a good place to work.
The hiring process took way too long. It was difficult getting a hold of our recruiter. Orientation was great and their Equipment is nice, but they do not have the miles they promise. Management is very hard to work with. Dishonest and Disrespectful. We were never on time for our scheduled Home Time.
Company more focused on the management side instead of the backbone that makes the company run and put drivers down instead of appreciate the ones they have and encourage them to better preform but write you up without explaining the problems that can get fixed and running off potential great employees...
The dispatcher that I was assigned to never answered his phone when you called. To get ahold of him you had no choice but to use the in cab ELD to send him a message and then wait for a response. Sometimes it be just a few minutes then other times it be 45-60 minutes.
I have really enjoyed my time working at Decker! There are so many great coworkers; everyone his helpful, respectful and supportive of one another. Being paid weekly is a bonus and they offer good benefits.
Decker is a family owned company since 1931 and very stable. It's a great place to work with lots of benefits for both office/shop and drivers! If you work hard and do a good job you will be rewarded with a great career whether driving down the road in a top-of-the-line Decker truck, sitting in an office in one of our beautiful terminals working on the computer, or working out in the shop on the newest equipment.
Worked here and for the first 3 months this company never got me home plus sit for 2 days trying to get the trailer loaded and you cant make up time in a truck governored at 60 miles per hour///boss worries to much about his pretty clean equipment///I do not recommend this company to anyone who wants to make money on the road// I know as ive been driveing truck since 1978
I was never late on a load, I was always early on my deliveries then all of sudden I got fired for stuff that wasn't major. Who would ever think that they would ever do this to me, this place is a joke I wouldn't advise anyone going here they will screw you over eventually just like three friends of mine and me. This is wrong what they did and do to people.