Where to start? Ryder was a great place to work when I first started. The focus was on drivers and driver safety, as well as ensuring that drivers had a home life. After working for Ryder on an account that was likely one of the most difficult customers they have on the books, I learned very quickly that as a manager it is our job to ensure the customer was always right, even if that meant driving around in circles all day and doubling back over the route already driven to deliver product to a customer costing 2x the amount in fuel surcharges. As a manager you will be required also to sit on about 3-5 meetings a day (while you are supposed to keep track of routing, customer concerns, invoicing, payroll, disciplinary actions and driver evaluations). The time spent on calls alone is enough to warrant needing an assistant, which in many cases you do not have. After transferring to another team, life became much easier as the customer change seemed to help a bit. Same amount of responsibility but a customer that more understood the purpose of a logistics manager. What it all boils down to at Ryder when looking at the Logistics Manager positions, is what account are you on?
Comparable compensation, benefits, management (depending on team), promotion availability
No "off work hours", some terrible customer accounts, whining drivers who know it all (10% of the time), responsible for all actions of those on your team, babysitter for grown adults