Robertson's Transport
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Long hours,pay by load, no real lunches. Managers aren't supportive. Everything is usually your fault even if it isn't. Get your experience and get out after 2 year contract

Pros

Bbqs sometimes

Cons

Pay by load, long hours
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Decent stater Company, but that’s about it

Robertsons is a decent place to come in with your CDL if you have no experience however you won’t be compensated fairly for the amount of work you perform. My advise for anyone coming here is put your time in to get your experience & look for better opportunities down the road.

Pros

Free monthly barbecue’s, good driving experience

Cons

Pay, schedule, long hours, no weekends off.
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Long Hours when there is work.

Paid per load, long hours, paid training. Deliver powder cement from High Desert to Las Vegas, San Diego, L.A. and Inland Empire. Average 300 to 400 miles a day 6 days a week with Sundays off. Graveyard and Day Shifts. Will get written up and points for any accident.

Pros

Basic Benefits including 401k with Company Match.

Cons

Lack of management and Job growth.
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Security

Looking for stable pay and security this is the place. You work 6 days a wk so theres a lot of hrs but the pay off is what counts. Pretty much you get what you work for.
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Decent starter company but that’s about it!

It’s a decent place to get some good driving experience under your belt however you’ll have to work 60 plus hours every week in order to bring in a decent paycheck. Pay is well below on what it should be for being a professional truck driver thus leading to a high turnover rate all the time. My advise to anyone coming here is stick it out here as long as you can to get your experience & look for better opportunities.
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Robertson's life

Working for Robertson's has not been bad. It's hard to have find a balance between your work life and home life. Your gonna work 6 days a week. Pay is ok. But could definitely be better.

Pros

Benefits, 401K, Pay, Getting experience

Cons

Long hours, time off, no life outside of work
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Job is tough minded, so if you can relate to things that are not always easy, you will do fine at this company.

The job is tough and its 6 days a week, also tough. They pay every week, and there are lots of jokes and laughing among employees, which makes things better.

Pros

People, pay, benefits

Cons

6 days a week does really suck but you can request Saturday off every week.
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Didn't enjoy working there

Never felt they cared about their drivers. Hardly had any time off. I worked very hard for them, rarely took time off and it didn't seem to matter to them.

Pros

Decent pay after you've been working there a few years

Cons

Not much time off, very slow paced.
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Close to the worst trucking job you can have

Like others have said, use this place for training and experience, then go get a real trucking job. It's very dangerous driving their trucks, they should use dual tires on the trailers, but they use singles, which make the trucks swerve all over the road, really hard to keep them in the lane. Other bottom dump companies use dual tires on the trailers and they drive straight. As far as management, the dispatchers give you too many loads, which doesn't allow drivers to take breaks or lunches, The company has been sued several times over this and has lost each time. A super boring job, as you just do the same thing over and over, very monotonous job. The wages are the lowest in trucking, only way to make decent money is to work 20 hours OT. All in all, a very sad and depressing place to work.

Pros

Hey, it's a job I guess

Cons

Low pay, too many hours, dangerous equipment
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Leave the bad and take the good.

Basic day is: Come in pre-trip truck, call dispatch for load, get loaded at your quarry (if u park at one) transport load to local ready mix plant, and repeat. Honestly the job is easy and reaptatuve, they use to have Sat’s Off but now are mandatory. They have a Saturday of list for every week and try to be fair and give u 2 a month. Come busy season (summer) good luck. They give you a 12hr shift schedule but if you finish your loads early you can call it a day. Be prepared to work the night shift when u start. First year is hard due to low percentage but it goes up every 6 months. Seniority is BIG here. Not work ethic. Their benefits are good, Good to rack up your exp to claim, But the pay could be better. Your paid by percentage of load and every route is different in rate. I’m in Palmdale and we have some of the highest rates only cause our runs are longer than normal so you we do 3-4 loads but u can expect to run 5-7 loads in the city area to make ends meet. Cool job if your young, single, veteran, or work alcoholic other wise it’s hard to get used to but you do. Management is the worst and are always in a bad mood which make you see how long and miserable they are from working here 10yrs+. Everywhere you go has its pros n cons you just have to weigh out what benefits or makes sense too u more and make a decision. Great job for starters but if your looking to make amazing money and better time off u might want to try something different. There’s advancement but it’s limited and expect to be here for a LONG time. Unfortunately the old timers or most seniority works here seem - 

Pros

Benefits, stable company, paid every Friday, easy.

Cons

6 days on Sundays off, odd starts times 3am, management
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Lots of work

Good work environment I worked on the transport side and really enjoyed it. Knowledgeable drivers that can help or answer most any question. Pay could be better. Mandatory 6 days a week. Slows down in winter rainy season.

Pros

Lots of work

Cons

Better pay/ mandatory saturdays
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Long days with low pay

Dispatchers were very rude to drivers . Management was too quick to take the company side during an incident. Getting paid by the load was unfair to drivers that had later start times due to traffic.

Pros

free turkeys at Thanksgiving

Cons

Poor pay scale for long hours of work
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ok to work for

working there was great because the other employees made it all fun. The salary was not competitive with the cost of living. I would go back only if the salary would be higher.
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Company uses people

This company uses employees just for the work and then right before your probation is over they will let you go so they don't have to pay you your benefits. Also benefits are expensive and not worth it work hours are long.
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Good equipment poor pay give a little get a little

I enjoyed the environment but the pay was poor and life work balance was worst. Requirements to have weekends off were that you had to have fifteen years in the company, its difficult when your averaging a measly 14 to 16 dollars an hour.

Pros

BBQ family picnic good euipment

Cons

low pay long hours six days a week
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Good pay

Good pay, run at your own pace. Long hours and 6 days a week. Doesn't leave much time for personal life. Great job for single people. Not so much for family.
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More work then pay.

More work then pay. Working at Robertsons transport as a truck driver was hard work. A lot of the times the pay did not fit the labor I was producing. The schedule was 12 hours a day Five days a week and eight hours on Saturday.

Pros

Freedom to work on my own.

Cons

Long hours.
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Excelente ambiente de trabajo

Ocupado y entretenido Aprendí las funciones de una planta de concreto Excelente gerencia, Buen compañerismo, El clima, Ganar en dólares

Pros

Gastos médicos mayores

Cons

Pago de impuestos
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great work place with good people that are always ready to help out

working conditions where great ,good on the job training management looked out for its employees

Pros

free luch every friday
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Great Job if you are single

Tough at times but it pays the bills and puts food on the table great job if you are single for a family it is hard you are at work most of the time and when your at home to tired to do anything it is a life balance thing for a young person starting out its a great job because they have lots of energy.

Pros

good money decent benefits

Cons

long hours
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excellent company when we were busy and working steady

Intire fleet of drivers were good and fun to be around. Enjoyed the work and pay before economy slowed, which at the time (2009) slowed down request for materials

Pros

Free lunch every Friday/ good compensation during busy work times

Cons

during slow time, hardley anywork for drivers, became part-time
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2.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.9 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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