McLane is a good place to get Class A experience
Driver (Former Employee) – Lakewood, WA – January 17, 2019
I started here 6 years ago (2013-2018) with zero Class A experience. This Division has improved a lot since then. Newer equipments like Tractors (10 Spd. Automatic), Trailers, handtrucks ect. Equipments are well maintained by Penske. I’ve gained a lot of confidence driving for this company. Hard work, local deliveries are longer than 16hrs. Delivered in Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Not only will you be handtrucking groceries 99% of the load but you’ll be backing trailers a lot and driving through tiny/tight parking lots. DOT hours of service is strict using Electronic Logs. They have safety reps out, making sure drivers aren’t working out of the sleeper berth. Cameras installed inside tractor facing the driver and the road. Although drivers get paid well, drivers don’t get paid for pre/post trip inspections, cleaning off trailers, chaining and waiting for stores to open. Write-Ups happen a lot. Management make up rules on the way. Sometimes I feel safety really isn’t the priority. Still had trailers loaded to the very end. Bid packages (put together by management) for 85% of the drivers. The top 15-20% of drivers make their own weeks. Majority of the employees working here a good people. Having a good partner that you click with makes this hard working long hours job, easy. All in all, McLane is a good company. I recommend it, especially with no experience. No matter where you go there’s BS.
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