Shop Foreman (Former Employee) – Florida – January 15, 2019
Florida Rock & Tank Lines was a fun place, although trying at times. They invest in the fleet, provide good benefits to their employees and one nice thing was that prescription meds that most drivers needed, were very, very affordable. FRTL wanted their drivers to be able to afford medications which helped their wellness.
weekly pay, solid benefits, job that was vital to keeping things running
Driver (Current Employee) – Pensacola, FL – December 26, 2018
The company culture is terrible, we are modes of profit for the company and not human beings. It's truly 'Profit over people' at Florida Rock. There is no work/home life balance! The hours are long and the job is made more miserable by the unnecessary stressors put on you by management.
I worked there for almost two years. First year was great but second year we got a new manager and he is awful. He acts like a child, I honestly don't see how he became manager. I guess they were desperate. Made to work holidays and weekends no matter what. They have zero regard for safety it's just get the job done that's it. Do yourself a favor steer clear of this nightmare.
I regret working here. The only thing gained was experience
Driver (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – November 12, 2018
If they actually took time to care about there drivers and not interfere with revenue that was earned they may have a chance of being ok. And this review is based on the Charlotte area. Other areas arent as bad
Driver (Current Employee) – Tampa fla – November 2, 2018
You will work 60 hours in 5 days and be nagged to work a 6th day. Mandatory "saftey" meetings you MUST attend at most inconvenient of times ( day off or in between shifts- and their saftey record still is lack-luster at best. TONS and TONS of very unnecessary papper work with each load. 75% of the time you have to steal fittings and hoses off other drivers trucks to be able to run your shift-theyre too cheap to buy enough. They try and brainwash new drivers that " their way" ( the loading work sheets/ tons of papperwork/ only loading with 2 fuel risers) is the "right" way to haul gas then complain your too slow. VERY CHEAP saftey bonus IF your lucky enough to qualify.
A typical day can be very busy and getting ahead early is to my advantage. First i make sure everyone thats supposed to be working is here. If they are not then phone calles are made to customers and management explaing the details. This will prepare for later when and if loads are not delivered on time. Usually a driver is only running late and this is not great but better than no driver at all. Then i make sure a loads are running as scheduled and check levels for my most critical sites.This can be like a puzzle and sometimes its hard to find the right pieces. When I am successful at completeing the puzzle, thats a great day. There are days when the puzzle is just not gonna be completed because of things out of my control. Those are the bad days. BUT we have to try and make happen what we can. Safety is far most important than anything alse I do. Our drivers haul 8800 gallons of fuel and that can be very dangerous. Another important aspect of my job is making sure drivers are alert, they feel good, not stressed, and can be productive with out any issues. The culture is crazy stressed most times. There are more than 1 market being dispatched at my location and the phones go crazy alot of the time.
Laid back, nobody hovering over me or demanding this or that
Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Pensacola, FL – August 23, 2018
Really enjoy dispatch work. Enjoy communication with the public and the data entry aspect of the job. Also enjoy the interaction with the drivers and businesses that I had to communicate with on a daily basis.
Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Rock, FL – July 23, 2018
When you work here, you really are considered family. The people I work with bent over backwards to help me. Don't get me wrong, the job is stressful and very long hours but it was completely worth it. I would still be there if I would not have had some health issues that required me to relocate to NC for a bit.
Terminal Manager (Current Employee) – Macon, GA – May 15, 2018
The hardest part at FRTL is the work life balance. As a manager you are on average going to work 65-75 hrs per week and your going to be on call 24/7. The most frustrating part is that you will know how to improve your business but very few decisions are left up to you to decide. Upper management, even the CEO is involved in many day to day decisions which leads to too many meetings and bogging down of your work day.
Florida Rock is good company with good benefits. Lot of changes going on and long hours of work but soon that should be resolved. If you like looking at a computer for 12 hr a day for 4 days a week tgia is the place to be.
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – April 29, 2018
The hours are terrible with no home life worth living there are no holidays and two shifts from 3am till your done or 3pm till your done never less than 12 hour days. All for less than 400 dollars per week
Poor terminal mgmt. at Tampa Terminal - Stress & Lack of Support for Employees
Driver (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – April 24, 2018
Work 12-16 hour days, 5 to 6 day work week, must work most holidays. Unorganized and severe lack of commication. Tampa terminal has very poor mgmt. Very stressful with little reward, almost no family time and work most holidays. Between the hours & stress level at this job, it will shave years off your life. Equipment poorly maintained and dispatch very unorganized. Coupled with no mgr support...you're on your own. You might want to work here if it's your last resort.
Stress, long hours, poor working conditions, lack of mgmt support
Shop Hand (Former Employee) – Knoxville, TN – April 23, 2018
My day at work consisted of coming in at 7:30am opening the shop, and getting ready to have to pull in any trucks. At Florida Rock and Tank lines i learned how to do an A-PM and B-PM, and just do routine maintenance on newer Kenworths and Macks.
Flexible hours, working with your hands, and being around the trucking community
Not a fun place to work management not good treated like second class people hole in front of shop very deep they would not fill it in in the year I worked there Shop not equiped very good hard to get the them to have parts to complete repairs no training dirty shop and yard big
Driver (Former Employee) – Doraville, GA – March 23, 2018
Poor management, worse equipment. Every employee complains, nothing gets done or followed up on. Lack of accountability. Pay issues, trucks break down constantly & are in disrepair. Mechanics don't care, management doesn't care & dispatchers are clueless.
Driver (Current Employee) – Pensacola, FL – March 18, 2018
If you want to advance you just need to apply and prove yourself. Good home/ work split. If your slow you paid for being slow. If you hustle you are paid for hustling. Same lack of communication with management to employees as every other corporation in America. Overall good place to be part of.
Opportunity to make more money if you want it. Home everyday.
The worst experience ever! I would never recommend this company! Poor training and don’t care about anything but filling their pockets. CEO always gets $1million or more bonus while everyone else gets nothing!