Dock Worker/Forklift Operator (Current Employee) – China Grove, NC – August 14, 2018
Seems like a good place to work . No real training, you ask where to put something they tell you to put it on the truck which is full then they drive off . Need to train people properly. And for that reason I fill it’s cut throat job . I’m working there now but worried it want last due to this . This is my first day and I was not being trained properly and was being cussed at for not doing something that I was trying to learn myself.
Receptionist (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – August 13, 2018
A typical day of work is to come in, and start answering phones. I help set appointments for shipments of all kinds. I also enter Driver Tracking Reports, also take pick up calls. The most enjoyable part of my job are the people I work with, and the challenges this job brings.
Truck Driver Class A CDL/ yard jockey (Current Employee) – Arlington, TN – August 9, 2018
I have been with the company 12 yrs & the current manager is a liar, doesn't care about employees, talks down 2 other employees about workers, all he cares about is numbers & how he looks....the company is great but the management is horrible....
I had 4 good years there enjoyed the people . Drivers where the best by far I worked with,
South Jersey Dispatcher / Operations Management (Current Employee) – Burlington, NJ 08016 – July 26, 2018
This company was the best trucking company I have worked for. it allowed to continued working past 68. I wanted to cut my hours. I averaged 53 weekly the past 2 years. Prior to that I averaged 60 plus weekly.
Dock Worker (Former Employee) – Kennesaw, GA – July 26, 2018
come to work and do your job. they pay good morning for a family owned and operated american company. ive worked a few part time, (fastenal, target, first data, etc) by far the best one. nice to work with people.
Forklift Driver (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – July 25, 2018
Have to be motivated and hard working. Provided great hours but the supervisors can be a little on ypur back because they wanna push you to do better and make sure your doing everything right. Without damaging anything
Low professionalism management stabs each other in the back
Dispatcher\planner (Former Employee) – Syracuse, NY – July 24, 2018
Constant yelling and screaming at employees by manager. Manager curses and calls people names. Manager will lie to you and then tell you that never happened. He will put words in your mouth, when talking to other employees.
Pickup and Delivery/Line-haul Driver (Former Employee) – Wilmington, OH – July 23, 2018
Unless you fall into a set position, you come to work whenever they call. Work was very dependent on the ability to manage time and work hard. Non-union shop so seniority means little except as regarding pay and benefits.
I have been at R&L for over a year and I greatly love this company. The owners are incredibly kind and caring people. The work is fast paced but very rewarding. Management does a great job at helping both new and veteran workers. Highly recommend this place for work and as a business.
Driver (Current Employee) – Wilmington, OH – July 12, 2018
R&L is a family-owned LTL Carrier and Logistics company. What started as 1 terminal in 1965 is now 120+ in 46 states, and has the growing pains to prove it. The drivers are treated the best of any employees, but dock and lower level clerical/office staff are usually treated as expendable. Most upper level management have been with the company for several decades with no formal training in their positions. There is a definite culture of favoritism, with the “in” crowd getting several chances, but the “out” crowd being ingnored or dismissed. The equipment is either outdated or poorly maintained, or sometimes both. Several computer programs are still running on DOS and the overall software package is poorly integrated, with parts of the programming not talking to each other causing the same information to need to be entered multiple times. The e-log system is homegrown, clunky and not intuitive to use. The truck and trailer fleet had not been updated in several years. The update to the fleet is in progress, but new trucks can’t be delivered as quickly as old units fall out of service, causing several equipment shortages. There is no formal training for the mechanics to repair the modern, high tech, computerized emissions engines and automated transmissions, resulting in long delays to get trucks repaired and back in service. New driver training is marginal, with a one-size-fits-all approach. Training seems to be in place to satisfy company and/or FMCSA and DOT mandates, not necessarily to ensure a new employee’s success. If that happens, it’s probably an unplannedmore... byproduct and not intended or repeatable. Freight damage is entirely too high, with much being the result of intentional mishandling or lack of proper cargo securement. The processes are in place, but only followed intermittently. When push comes to shove, “get the freight out” is the over-arching priority, however it needs to happen. Several years ago, this was one of the preeminent companies to work for, with a hard fought and well deserved reputation. For the last decade, they’ve been coasting on this “reputation”, while letting service and quality go by the wayside. It’s going to take a serious upper level shakeup to right the ship and recover and rebuild that reputation. Overall, it’s not the worst place in the world to work, but there are better options, especially for someone with drive and determination to succeed.less
Dock Worker/Forklift Operator (Current Employee) – Lebanon, PA – July 10, 2018
Great job and great pay management completely destroyed motivation and moral to the point they wanted it to be a hostile environment and employees to be against each other! And in a team based atmosphere that is the worst thing you can do! The terminal manager is not only poor at his job but poor to his people. Hence the turnover rate and why so many drivers leave....
OPS Supervisor (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – June 26, 2018
no skilled workforce, no training and development program, no over time benefits and pay very low very low regard to safety and dock operations always had issues with bad equipment and not enough to complete daily tasks
Switcher Driver (Former Employee) – United States – June 25, 2018
I like my coworkers liked the job liked everyone on individual level liked working with them didn’t like their pay didn’t like the fact that it was part time and probably would be that way for along time