Driver (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – August 9, 2018
I love Ozark, but OTR is rough sometimes. Long hours, and away from home for weeks on end. However, if you live near one of their terminals, I would DEFINITELY recommend them. I live about 3 hours away from the closest terminal in Lenoir, NC. So I never come through home, and that can lead to problems with family/friends. This is a great company, I can barely think of any cons on the behalf of Ozark.
Equipment, Management, Overnight FedEx runs, Good Culture
None that I can think of on the behalf of the company.
OTR Driver (Current Employee) – Ohio – June 30, 2018
They will send you on loads they know take 5+ hours to unload. They dont pay you for that either, no detention pay, no dock fee ect. Many 250 mile loads, well that is all they pay you for, it's actually way more miles, but drive 250 miles then sit 6 hours at a dock.
Former driver (Former Employee) – Springfield, MO – February 18, 2018
Their ad said local driver M-F 9-6,OK I said. When I got to orientation that was again said. What wasn't mentioned was the forced BS DOT physical that they keep saying its not needed. Then I get back to Springfield to well we didn't really need someone right now we'll just have to find stuff. Come month 2 it's now you're going to work late evening and if you don't like it then resign.... Then it was well now we don't need it how about OTR. Oh and the lies on benefits and pay are bad. They said on the phone and in emails which I still have anything other than local was. 43pm then it was nope hourly and they said benefits for you were covered. Nope
Driver (Current Employee) – Springfield, MO – December 15, 2017
Was a very easy job but yet still made stressful by employers. Some inefficient planning of deliveries and schedules. Poor local equipment. Worked there 12 years. Did all tasks no one else wanted to do. Volunteered for overtime consistently. Had health issues. I feel like I was just hung out to dry by company.
More drop and hook loads than live unload. Many Federal Express loads. A typical day at work is like any truck driving job. I like this company and would stay except that they are going to start using electronic logs on all their trucks on August 1, 2017. I am not going to drive a truck with electronic logs.I got more money per mile about every year. I even got 2 weeks vacation after 5 years with the company. I would recommend this company to anyone who does not mind electronic logs.
They tell you the truth and pay you on time with few mistakes.
If you have worked for a trucking company before, then you know that day to day work-life can be taxing. Transportation in general is a tough industry to be apart of. If you enjoy a family atmosphere within this industry, then this is the place for you.
Productive, Exercise and TV Room, Nice clean showers
Truck Driver Class A (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – January 18, 2017
Great company to work for. They had a brake room with microwaves, laundry room, exercise and big TV room with nice recliners, they even had a quiet room with a nice recliner. Clean showers. Trucks were new. People very nice to get along with.
Having worked with Ozark previously for 9 yrs, I returned 15 yrs later & still the company has up to date equipment, they preplan before you're empty with the option to accept or reject the load but it's all good cause there's no NYC. Majority of freight is D & H. The longest I've had to wait for live unload was 3 hrs. The miles are there if you want them.
Family oriented company with up to date equipment.
The benefits could be better, like paid holidays, paid sick leave, etc.